So, I’m goofing around with possible Twitter clones and decided to leverage FriendFeed‘s aggregation of GTalk’s status update messages and see if that would work. Here’s what it looks like: Pretty nifty if you are using FriendFeed’s web service or using Twhirl to watch FriendFeed. Plus, there are comments and groupings ftw. Continue reading FriendFeed + GTalk = Twitter Alternative?
After my whuffie post last week, I had a number of people ask me how to keep track of their social reputation beyond just doing Google searches on yourself or your company’s name. First of all (and perhaps most importantly), you have to get an RSS reader (aka feed reader). You don’t have the time … Continue reading 10 Steps to Tracking Your Social Reputation
Twhirl (recently acquired by Seesmic) is the most interesting of the Twitter desktop apps. I’ve never been a big fan as I relied heavily on Twitter’s GTalk integration to get real time updates and use Track via XMPP. However, for FriendFeed, Twhirl rocks. So, I found this note from Seesmic’s Loic Le Meur interesting… I’ve … Continue reading Twhirl and FriendFeed Room Sharing Coming Soon?
One of the things I put at the top of the priorities list during my first week at Motive Interactive was to make sure we owned our online reputation in terms of subscribing to the various vanity feeds (Technorati, Twitter Track (still down at the moment), Google Alerts, Yahoo Pipes for YouTube and Flickr tags, … Continue reading What’s Your Whuffie?
This is interesting. Basically, sometime tonight you’ll be able to grab a snippet of code and install it on your site/blog allowing you to combine that site with your activities in various social networks… Google Press Center: News Announcement: “Websites that are not social networks may still want to be social — and now they … Continue reading Google’s Friend Connect and Long Tail Marketing
Interesting news from Mountain View today regarding AdSense and Custom Search: Inside AdSense: AdSense for search now powered by Custom Search: “We’re happy to let you know that AdSense for search is now powered by Custom Search. If you’ve used Custom Search Engine (CSE) before, you know that Custom Search offers advanced customization options to … Continue reading AdSense for Custom Search
Ever get scared that the marketing paradigm we operate within is just feeding a much bigger machine that isn’t a fan of human freedom? I do. Looking forward to reading Cory Doctorow’s new book: Little Brother: “If you love freedom, if you think the human condition is dignified by privacy, by the right to be … Continue reading Marketing to Little Brothers and Sisters
I talk a good deal about cloud computing. If you listen to the GeekCast podcast, you might here me arguing with Shawn Collins over our cloud-based future and how it will be a reality as soon as variables, such as ubiquitous highspeed internet connections are available and accessible here in the US as well as … Continue reading Cloud Computing IS the Future (Not the Web OS)
Couldn’t resist the headline. Apologies to all my loyal Republican reader(s) (Shawn?)…