Sunday, June 15, 2008
Posted By Allen at 3:06 AM
You have to watch this video from the guys at I'm Voting Republican. Apparently it's one of the fastest spreading videos online over the last week, and really sums the whole thing up. I think that this election will have many more messages like this on both sides. The democratization of media through venues like YouTube will allow more people to have their say, who just would not be able to have an audience in the past.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Posted By Allen at 1:42 PM
Here is what the O2 site has on the new iPhone tonight. A message that says, "Come back tomorrow to find out more". Apparently they couldn't push new files to their web server tonight, that would be too hard or require someone to stay late.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Posted By Allen at 4:06 AM
FriendFeed has been innovating at a pretty rapid clip lately. It's indicative of a small, close knit, really smart team. Today they have released a feature that might change my mind about the service in general. I'm sure that I'm not an average web user. Most of my friends have several services setup in FriendFeed, and there are several hundred posts a day to wade through if I have more than a couple of friends setup in the service. A few weeks ago I talked about the fact that there was just too much noise in my FriendFeed and I was declaring attention bankruptcy. Specifically I said:
FriendFeed really has potential, and can provide some great stuff to read, however, it can also provide a huge amount of noise. Maybe it's just me, but when I had about 40 friends on FriendFeed, I found the application almost completely unusable. It was generating hundreds of items to read a day, much more than I could keep up with. So, I started deleting "Friends" and made a new rule for myself that I will only subscribe to people I have actually met and talked to more than once.Today, FriendFeed has released a new feature that will address this problem. They are now providing a summary view for the day, the week, and the month. This summary seems to be made of the most discussed and liked items among your group of friends, so it's totally personalized for you. I really like this new feature, but I wish that I could just subscribe to the feed of the summary instead of my entire stream. Actually, what I really want is the ability to subscribe to summarized results for some of my friends, and full streams for others.