Category Archives: Social Networks

Google’s latest shiny new toy- Google+

This morning, I received an invite into Google latest attempt to slow down Facebook – Google+.  It’s a service that has been receiving its fair share of initial praise from the technorati, probably because Google has implemented Google+ with what we’ve come to know as basic social networking conventions. Things like a newsfeed, profiles with [...]

Wired Magazine’s claim that “The Web is Dead”

Finally got around to reading last month’s Wired cover article proclaiming the death of the World Wide Web due to the App Store trend in every consumer electronic device; the popularity of walled gardens like Facebook; and the emergence of dedicated media pipes like iTunes, Kindles, and Netflix. First off, I don’t agree that the [...]

Are High School and College Students Leaving Facebook for Email?

There’s a very interesting analysis about Facebook users reported by Marshall Kirkpatrick on Read Write Web: Just when all the grown ups started figuring out Facebook, college and high school users have declined in absolute number by 20% and 15% respectively in a mere six months, according to estimates Facebook provides to advertisers that were [...]

Nice update to Twitter email notifications about new followers

Sometime in the last day, email notifications to me about new followers of my Twitter account were accompanied with information about who the person is.  The information in the email now includes the number of followers that user has, the number of people he/she follows and the number of Tweets from that person.     [...]

Facebook’s Killer Feature

Telling you it’s someone’s birthday.  It’s the best reason to login to Facebook on a regular basis.  If only my entire family were on Facebook.  I wouldn’t miss a nephew or uncle’s birthday ever again.

Four Things I love about Twitter

I can easily jump in and out without missing a beat Of all the social networks I am a part of, Twitter is the one that is most compatible with my workflow.  I’m a short attention span kind of guy and feel like participating with my friends on Facebook involves me dedicating an hour here [...]

Twitter’s tipping point is coming on November 4, 2008

What’s happening that night is that the U.S. will be electing Barack Obama as the next president of the United States.  Or at least that how I hope it plays out. But’s also the most united night the American people will have.  Nothing unites EVERYONE like a presidential election.  The Super Bowl comes close, but [...]

First Friday

Data Portability…you are so needed.  There’s simply no way I can comfortably manage to keep my network of online friends and colleagues sufficiently sync’d between Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Brightkite, and Friendfeed.  Let alone niche places like Mog and Upcoming.  But that’s what I want.  It’s what most of us want.  I want to add a [...]