Dave Winer on how to stimulate the open web

We were talking about this way back in 2006 (and probably before, but that's when I started taking notice as the social web started accelerating) and it's good to see that guardians of the web like Dave Winer are still hard at work thinking and talking (and making apps) about this: Create systems that are … Continue reading Dave Winer on how to stimulate the open web

FailSense and Putting out the FeedBurner Flame

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I thought Google would buy RSS wundercompany Feedburner. I made the prediction on a couple of podcasts with Jeff Molander and his gang and was subsequently called silly or something to that effect. However, Google did buy FeedBurner, and I thought we would see a revolution in both RSS technology (more mainstream adoption, etc) as … Continue reading FailSense and Putting out the FeedBurner Flame

XMPP as the Marketer’s Golden Egg; Latency as Magic Beans

XMPP has had a meteoric rise in term of its profile and application over the last two years. Part of that is due to the rise of microblogging services such as Twitter or Identi.ca that leverage the XMPP platform to deliver real time updates to users. However, there has been a hiccup in Twitter's usage … Continue reading XMPP as the Marketer’s Golden Egg; Latency as Magic Beans

Affiliate Marketing on FriendFeed

For any affiliate marketers who are also FriendFeed users or fans, I created a public room called "Affiliate Marketing": FriendFeed: "Affiliate Marketing" Room Why would this be useful? Well, you get the best of FriendFeed (comments, sharing of interesting or relevant stuff from around the web, some aggregation, RSS etc). No high expectations for this, … Continue reading Affiliate Marketing on FriendFeed