EVDB - The Event & Venue Database

Multiple calendars, rss feeds for each, nice search, multiple events added to a calendar at once. Nice!

Mark Pincus

EVDB - About EVDB: "Mark Pincus"

Oh! Yet another tentacle of the Tribe CEO

Yahoo! 360

Yahoo! 360. Did anyone get invites? I put a Yahoo eddress into the beta request form but didn't receive one. I plowed through the rss feed until I found one that had survived a feeding frenzy. Thanks Tony/Buzzhit. Feel free to message me if you want one. Spent the rest of the day mucking with it

Messy menus and lots and lots of options well hidden. I'm still looking for that 'favorite quote' box that I saw once. I sent out a stack of invites and will be able to try more bells and whistles once I have a few more friends to social.

I did find list of Yahoo! Employees, though., which is probably where most of the invites flowed from.

I really wish that I had one of Tribe's new user profiles to try the two out side-by-side ...

Yahoo Employee

Yahoo! 360�

There's a find!


Indeed.com | one search. all jobs.

Indeed.com | one search. all jobs.: "from over 500 job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages."

Nice interface and you can get results via rss or email.

COMMON Network

COMMON Network: "Members register at the site and build their COMMON Ground™ by providing non-searchable data about their familiar people, places and things. When a Seeker and Advocate interact, the COMMON Ground™ they share is discretely revealed to both parties, establishing a foundation for trust."

"We are the only online networking application to incorporate a reputation system. Our multi-directional approach creates a dynamic, self-regulating environment, with Advocates rating Seekers, Seekers rating Advocates and Contacts rating Advocates. Members police their own environment, reducing the tendency for unwelcome activity."



Poked at a couple of friend invites, looked for interesting groups, noted a total lack of rss feeds. Very nice customization of blog available.


XFN - XHTML Friends Network

XFN - XHTML Friends Network: "XFN™ (XHTML Friends Network) is a simple way to represent human relationships using hyperlinks."


Yahoo 360

Yahoo! 360� - What is Yahoo! 360�?

Nice overview of the soon-to-be-beta (a real live beta, not a beta forever).

Beta sign up


Tribe User Profile Preview - Tribe Browser Policy Explained

Tribe User Profile Previewt: "When we were designing the architecture for our new open profile we took a look at our server logs and made some choices about which browsers we would explicitly support. Currently our stats show: "

Funny, they're supporting Firefox, but, pages load soooo slow (multiple platforms, most recent stable browser) that it's hardly worth reading the noise. Even tabbed browsing won't help when the whole browser locks up while trying to render. And, yes, I've tweeked the multi-thread options.

Charlene Li's Blog: First look at Yahoo! 360

Charlene Li's Blog: First look at Yahoo! 360: "your home page on the service shows the most recent content published by people within your network.

the ability to look narrow local business reviews by their network"

There goes Tuesday March 29th!

Yahoo adds Creative Commons search for locating reusable content - Wikinews

Yahoo adds Creative Commons search for locating reusable content - Wikinews: "Yahoo launched a beta version of a search tool designed to locate content on the web licensed under a Creative Commons license."


Newsmashing - The new technique that will change blogging forever.

Newsmashing - The new technique that will change blogging forever.: "Every killer app needs a killer name. Creating a new product by writing all over somebody else's article is kind of like making a mash-up. Let's call it newsmashing—that's just nerdy enough to catch on."

I'm finding trackbacks but no one running with the idea. It seems like a fine Firefox extension ...


Upcoming.org: News: Jon Udell Inspires New Development

Upcoming.org: News: Jon Udell Inspires New Development: "
Jon Udell posted some insightful comments
about Upcoming.org today. I absolutely agree with everything he's said.
After my son was born, I set major development aside, but no more!
Within the next seven days, I'm committing myself to finishing some long-requested features on the site."

Finally! and Yay!


43 Folders Wiki

Main Page - 43FoldersWiki: "The wiki web for 43 Folders, which we've conceived as a place to explore and expand on the ideas discussed on the 43F site"




EndUserDocumentation: "Chandler is intended to be an open source personal information manager for email, calendars, contacts, tasks, and general information management, as well as a platform for developing information management applications."

Whoa. Not quite ready for use, but, quite the proof of concept.

Identity: toward an internet publicity policy

The Robot Co-op: Identity: toward an internet publicity policy: "
Perhaps we need a “publicity policy” for 2.0 websites. A publicity policy could make clear that information on 43 Things is public: that the site is about sharing your goals with others"

"offline, no one knows you are a talented photographer, that you want
to learn Italian, that you discover great links or know some great people"
- Josh Petersen

Custom RSS Feed for San Francisco, California, United States weather

Create a Custom RSS Weather Feed

Nicely done!


FlickrBlog: "Yes! We can finally confirm that Yahoo has made a definitive agreement to acquire Flickr and us, Ludicorp. Smack the tattlers and pop the champagne corks!"

Thoughts on Flickr and Yahoo (by Jeremy Zawodny): "There are many parts of Yahoo that will be Flickrized in the coming months. And with more resources available, Flickr itself will be able to grow like never before."

"does one thing and does it well"

"makes extensive and intuitive use of RSS"

The story unfolds at Flickr: FlickrCentral


Anti Social Behaviour Order

The Anti Social Behaviour Order is a tool so draconian that they undermine the very liberties that they are supposed to protect. ASBOs give a set of restrictions tailored to an individual for petty offences (which may not even be against the law) and can impose up to five years in prison for violating the terms. Hearsay evidence is even allowed! one bloke is spending four months in jail for howling like a werewolf.

GameOptics LCD Display

ThinkGeek :: GameOptics LCD Display: "Now you can frag away, while still keeping up to date with your PC's instant messaging software, incoming emails, MP3 and internet radio playback, even check the weather - All without having to interrupt your gaming session."

Have no life and get your game on and pretend that you have a life!

Network analysis of the Flickr population

FlickrLand January 2005 - a photoset on Flickr: "Network analysis of the Flickr population"

Interesting graph photoset


Google Developing An Internet Operating System?

Google Developing An Internet Operating System?: "I'm calling it an Internet Operating System because it sounds 10x better than what a recent article called
Google's future plans, quoted saying it is a "Web-based thin
client-type hosted environment-slash-operating system

Extending Wikipedia to include everything. The next stage of social networking

How Not To Blog - Extending Wikipedia to include everything: "Why can't social networking sites bother to network with one-another? Are they that anti-social?

Wikipedia is the perfect platform on which to bring everything under the sun together. ... Every person, place, thing, and event would be assigned a unique ID"

Frightening! (in a fun sort of way)


Life Hacks Live

Life Hacks Live

43Things Sings!

the fairy-tale promise of wrangling all the crap in your life
through prioritization.

- Merlin Mann

If you've got four people going to a concert, before the key is
turned in the ignition, everyone holds the ticket to their
foreheads and verifies that everyone else has a ticket. There's
something satisfying about making it hard to screw up -- it's
like clipping mittens to your sleeves.

- Merlin Mann

Why keyboard shortcuts?
Obvious to geeks. It all comes back to
Apple R&D shows
that keyboarding is only perceived as faster, while using the
mouse is actually faster.
Power users are delusional.

- Danny O'Brien

Technically Inexperienced People (TIPpies) are
NEVER in a flow state. If you try to help people who are battling
their computers, they're never concentrating on their task, never
in flow. The trick is to stay in your chosen app and not make the

- Alice Taylor

A9.com > OpenSearch

A9.com > OpenSearch: "OpenSearch is not a search engine—it is a way for search engines to publish their search results in a standard and accessible format. And because OpenSearch is built on top of standard RSS, existing tools—such as blog readers—can read OpenSearch results natively."

"We want OpenSearch to do for search what RSS has done for content."

Google Code

Google Code: "Welcome to Code.Google.com! I'd like to welcome everyone to the site! Look around, and please join our discussion groups. If you like and are using a feed aggregator, we have two feeds that you can subscribe to. This one (updates) and the featured program, in which we pick a great app that uses some Google tool or api."

Soap on a rope!

the Unwisdom of Crowds

Travels with Rhody: James Surowiecki on the Unwisdom of Crowds

The question for all of us is, how can you have interaction without information cascades, without losing the independence that's such a key factor in group intelligence? First one: the best thing to do is to keep your ties loose. You're better off, and the group is better off, if the ties are looser, because loose ties minimize the influence of those around you. Second, keep yourself exposed to as much information as possible. Injecting some level of randomnesss into the system is a good thing.

All Complex Ecosystems Have Parasites

Parasites: "We are proud parasites, we Emerging Techers. We're engaged in perl whirling, pythoneering, lightweight javarey -- we hack our cars and we hack our PCs. We're the rich humus carpeting the jungle floor and the tiny frogs living in the bromeliads.

The long tail -- Chris Anderson's name for the 95% of media that
isn't top sellers, but which, in aggregate, accounts for more
than half the money on the table for media vendors -- is the tail
of bottom-feeders and improbable denizens of the ocean's thermal
vents. We're unexpected guests at the dinner table and we have
the nerve to demand a full helping."

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

WikiHome: "Lawrence Lessig first published Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace in 1999. After five years in print and five years of changes in law, technology, and the context in which they reside, Code needs an update. But rather than do this alone, Professor Lessig is using this wiki to open the editing process to all, to draw upon the creativity and knowledge of the community. This is an online, collaborative book update; a first of its kind."


Apply CSS to Specific Sites

Apply CSS to Specific Sites: The URId extension for Firefox changes all this. Once installed, you can apply a CSS on a per-URL basis by locating your Chrome folder's "userContent.css".

Ah, greasemonkey does this well with a whole stack of contributed scripts.

how to blog

how to blog: "link like crazy. link anyone who links you, link your favorites, link your friends. dont be a prude. linking is what seperates bloggers from apes.

if you havent written about sex, religion, and politics in a week youre probably playing it too safe, which means you probably fucked up on #5, in which case start a second blog and keep your big mouth shut about it this time.

remember: nobody cares which N*Sync member you are, what State you are, which Party of Five kid you are, or which Weezer song you are. the second you put one of those things on your blog you need to delete your blog and try out for the marching band. similarilly, nobody gives a shit what the weather is like in your town, nobody wants you to change their cursor into a butterfly, nobody wants to vote on whether your blog is hot or not, and nobody gives a rat ass what song youre listening to. write something Real for you, about you, every day."

Funny, guess that means that we should delete LiveJournal, en masse?

Google Sets

Google Sets: " Automatically create sets of items from a few examples. "

Lifehacker: "points to it's use as thesaurus."

I hadn't noticed a Google group per app before ...

Sifry Updates

Sifry Updates: "We're seeing about 45% of weblogs are 'stagnant', meaning that they haven't been updated in 6 months or more, and that's not using statistical sampling methods, that's from watching the entire blogosphere."

What a Slashdotting Looks Like | Threadwatch.org

What a Slashdotting Looks Like | Threadwatch.org: "Here's what it looked like in bandwith terms"

Nice spike!

Yahoo! 360�

Yahoo! 360� - Home: "Share photos. Create a blog"

Yahoo blogs teaser!

Marc's Voice: "Now imagine that Yahoo - in addition to hosuing all this end-user content - ALSO enabled folks ot easily contribute it to shared, public servers? "

Charlene Li's Blog
: "Be able to see reviews from people within your social network."
"The beta will start on March 29th."

Amazon's Improbable Phrases

onfocus.com | Amazon's Improbable Phrases: " Amazon is analyzing the text of books to find Statistically Improbable Phrases (SIPs) contained within. This is a funny, interesting way to get a glimpse inside the book before you buy. "

Google X

Google X: "'Roses are red. Violets are blue. OS X rocks. Homage to you.'"

Google search catagories as OS X icons (mouseover).

Yanked: "It looks like Google X, the new search tool in the style of Mac OS X published today,
is gone."


Costly 'Free Ride' Sustains Authority

Dan Gillmor on Grassroots Journalism, Etc.: Costly 'Free Ride' Sustains Authority: "there's a consequence for newpapers that go behind what Doc Searls and others call a 'pay-wall' -- a loss of Web presence in a world where being absent from the Web is, for many younger readers, like not being anywhere at all."

RSS Screensaver

NuParadigm: "The RSS Screensaver is a screensaver that lets you select and validate an RSS feed, and select a directory for background images. The Screensaver loops through the list of RSS items and shows the contents of the feed in the right hand side."

Now that's just odd.


SyndicNation - Lecteur RSS - Agr�gateur RSS en ligne: "Le format RSS, ou plus pr�cis�ment les standards RDF"

Lovely name! A web-based RSS reader ...

Buzz Game: Home

Buzz Game: Home: "The Tech Buzz Game is a fantasy prediction market for high-tech products, concepts, and trends"


Resource Rate

Resource Rate: "Resource rate technology uses a team of editors and a Firefox plugin to assess just which search engine forum threads are the most 'interesting'"


Blogs as browser start pages?

Blogs as browser start pages?: "I wonder how many other folks start their browsers on a blog rather than a more “traditional” homepage such as an ISP, portal, or search engine? Or is RSS well on its way to killing off the website-based blog as I know it?"

RSS Kills! News at Eleven!

My browser startup has been about:mozilla for many years ...


StructuredBlogging.org � What is Structured Blogging?

StructuredBlogging.org � What is Structured Blogging?: "Structured blogging is about making a movie review look different from a calendar entry. On the surface, it’s as simple as that - formatting blog entries around their content.

what we want to do is create structure (in the form of XML) around each of these types of entries, to organize the data inside and to let machine readers - other programs, sites, and aggregators - better understand the content."

Whoa! Just so. Also, All Consuming


Wists: "Advanced tagging: Wists allows you to create groups of tags, called 'themes', in order to manage large numbers of tags better. For example: to bookmark a Sushi Restaurant in New York you could enter: Restaurant location=ny type=sushi. You can invent as many themes as you like."

Double Silly Tagging!

Slashdot | 'Spamalot' Subscribers to Get Spam ... a Lot

Slashdot | 'Spamalot' Subscribers to Get Spam ... a Lot: "It looks like the list of e-mail addresses subscribed to the lists for the Broadway show 'Spamalot' has been nabbed by spammers."



Silver Bullet: "The excitement over Yahoo’s RSS/newsreader investment, the launch of Guardian and CNET branded newsreaders (okay, mostly CNET’s), the acquisition of Ask Jeeves by Bloglines etc has spurred a number of heated posts around various big sites’ (aka superpowers) ambitions in the space formerly known as the bleeding (leading?) edge--the blogosphere."

Sticky Silver-Bullets all around!

Factsheet 5 :: Your guide to zines and alternative publishing

Factsheet 5 :: Your guide to zines and alternative publishing: "Projected on-sale date: May 23, 2005 "

Nice website, looks like they have several clues.


Dinosaur Blog!

Non Sequitu

A recent NonSequitur strip calls a newspaper a "dinosaur blog"


Tagsy: universal tag-based content aggregator

Tagsy: universal tag-based content aggregator: "tagsy is a social bookmarks and feed management service, allowing you to save, categorize and browse information based on its popularity and relevance."

powerful Firefox extension coming to a browser near you!

Microsoft Test Web Based Aggregator - Snubs Firefox

Microsoft Test Web Based Aggregator - Snubs Firefox

So, wanna see what might be coming soon, in answer to Ask Jeeves' Bloglines? Of course you do!

Here it is, as part of MSN's Sandbox: Start.com


Sifry's Alerts: Regarding Technorati's Community Manager, Niall Kennedy

Sifry's Alerts: Regarding Technorati's Community Manager, Niall Kennedy: "We're treating this as a learning experience for everybody and putting it behind us, and hope that the rest of you do too."

"To address the censorship charge that was thrown about head-on: we do not censor people's blogs, and we take the censorship allegation extremely seriously. I actively encourage our employees to blog, and to express their opinions. However, ..."

Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Whose voice is it anyway?

Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Whose voice is it anyway?: "My interpretation of Technorati's current blogging policy is an attempt to make sure employees are aware of the weight their words carry in this new medium and new industry. It is a really difficult thing to communicate and I am still not sure how to communicate this message effectively to new employees."

"I failed to comprehend the effects of my actions on Technorati" - Niall Kennedy

Google News (BETA)

Google News (BETA): "You can build and share your own customized version of Google News. Customized news allows you to create your own sections on the Google News front page to focus on, for instance, your favorite technology, sports team or entertainment. You can also rearrange your sections and choose which ones to show by mixing and matching any of the sections from the 22 regional editions of Google News from around the globe."

Zeitgeist on 43 Things

Zeitgeist on 43 Things: "The world wants to..."

I took a look at the Zeitgeist and, lo,Trueheart wants to practice discardia was there!

Yahoo! Publisher Network

Yahoo! Publisher Network: "To support the publishing community, Yahoo! will be introducing new products and services-including publishing tools, advertising products and access to our Yahoo! audience."


Bloglines Plumber

Bloglines Plumber: "Hi,

I'm the Bloglines Plumber. Bloglines is down for a little fixer upper. We will be back by 8:30Pm Pacific Time tonight, Monday March 7, 2005. Bloglines will be all better when I'm done with it.

The Bloglines Plumber "



Speirs.org :: Appcasting: "Appcasting is the practice of using the 'enclosure' feature of RSS 2.0 feeds to deliver updates and release notes for new software applications."

Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Bloggers seen as loose lips

Niall Kennedy's Weblog: Bloggers seen as loose lips: "Technorati would rather I did not express an opinion on issues such as corporate blogging policies that are affecting the world of weblogs. This post has been overwritten and my artwork posted to Flickr is now marked as private and available only to Flickr contacts marked as friends."

Whoa. Technorati - the new old-school medium.

Update: a disclamer was added and the pix Some blogger blabbed...


Otaku, Cedric's weblog: Another del.icio.us bookmarklet

Otaku, Cedric's weblog: Another del.icio.us bookmarklet: "Inspired by the success of my ReadLater bookmarklet for del.icio.us, I created the DFR bookmarklet (Delete From ReadLater, but since these bookmarklets go into my toolbar, I want to keep their names short)."

SOAP is boring, wake up Big Vendors or get niched

James Governor's MonkChips: SOAP is boring, wake up Big Vendors or get niched: "ebXML and REST have both been labelled as 'not Web Services'. But these technologies are both being adopted by some of the biggest names in ecommerce - GM, Amazon, and some of the coolest new semantic platforms (Bloglines, del.icio.us, flickr)."

New posting interface to del.icio.us ; painlessly reusing your tags

False Positives: New posting interface to del.icio.us ; painlessly reusing your tags: "You can also use 'http://del.icio.us/url/[your user name]/' to find if a url has been bookmarked and using what set of tags. More Meta info!!"

Humm, I haven't found more than a way to get a search box, but, seeing counts and tags for a url is great.


Websnark.com: Frienditto and E-mail: the fallacy of privacy on the Internet: "Over on Livejournal, I've seen a cascade of sometimes panicked, sometimes pissed posts regarding a website called Frienditto. This site, for the record, takes your LJ username and password, logs in as you, and slurps down stuff you can see into their own database. If you're a registered user, you can do this in a private archive for your own use. If not, it goes into the public archive -- even if the original Livejournal post was locked to Friends. In other words, if you have a Friend on your Friends List who uses this service, the posts you've locked to your friends that he has access to show up on a public website, as well as a public Livejournal Community.

Guys? Welcome to the Internet."

Sheesh, I popped into LJ to post and there were all of these shrill warnings about Frienditto (which looks like it's melting).

Blog Threat levels

Blog threat levels: " We provide the following blog terror alert level indicators as a public service [Ed: and final payment on the court-‌ordered community service]. We hope we’re in time to save lives.

Copy any of the individual script text into your HTML template to get the alert level it appears beneath. "


Functional Blogging

As I May Think...: Will Scoble's book be out of date before it is read?: "What Kedrosky is speaking of is what we at PubSub have been referring to as 'Structured Blogging' and may be what Mark Fletcher of Bloglines/AskJeeves has listed as 'Functional Blogging' in presentations he's recently given. The basic idea is to go beyond 'mere' text in blogs and include structured XML that describes job-openings, events, new prices, press releases, updates to phone numbers and contact info, requests for proposals, etc. i.e. Using the now almost ubiquitous content syndication network to broadcast useful business *data* -- not just prose or text commentaries."

Oh, dear, more terms as obtuse as folksonomy ...

Unlinking from Social Networks: Part 2

Unlinking from Social Networks: Part 2: "I set up a poll at www.votations.com
that has just about a 100 respondents.

I plan to rework the poll, and press on with my retreat from SNAs. Next are ZeroDegrees, Spoke, Orkut, Friendster, Tribe.net, and so on. More to follow."

As facilitating as a train wreck, now with graphs!

Social Networking Services Meta List

Home of the Social Networking Services Meta List - The Social Software Weblog - socialsoftware.weblogsinc.com: "recently updated Social Networking Services Meta List. It is broken down into nine loosely built categories that will continue to shift. These social networking categories are: business; common interest; dating; face-to-face facilitation; friends; MoSoSo (Mobile Social Software); pets; photos; and ’edge’ cases or social networking ‘plus’ sites."

Less Impact from the "Slashdot Effect"

Less Impact from the "Slashdot Effect": "
Over the past year, the Slashdot effect has begun to fizzle. Nowadays, a mention on Slashdot typically increases Tom's traffic by just 5% to 10%, Rahmat says. The boost also is more temporary, "usually peaking within one to two hours and almost completely over in three,".

Slashdot is looking more and more like a big fish in a huge and growing pond. "


EContentMag.com: "Feed me! Feed me!' That's the cry of many of your visitors, particularly those trying to find nutritional content despite junk-info overload. You can probably help by taking advantage of emerging content delivery options, but be sure to take into account some of the aggravations you may encounter when developing your informational menu."

Feed me! Is something that I cry often! More!

Finally, Accessible Gmail

Finally, Accessible Gmail: "The promised additional cross-browser version of Gmail is here, and you can access it directly at gmail.google.com/gmail/h/. "

RojoBlog: CNET News.com on Rojo

RojoBlog: CNET News.com on Rojo: "At the bottom of every story is a 'Comment' button (looks like a talk buble) that will allow you to comment on any story in Rojo. Your Rojo contacts can see those comments, and you can see comments from your contacts. "

Contextual chattering good!


Friendster befriends blogs--and fees

Friendster befriends blogs--and fees | CNET News.com: "Friendster, a so-called social networking site of linked personal profiles, launched a beta, or test version, of Friendster Blogs, a section of the site that lets people post and archive the daily musings known as blogs.

Friendster, which recently defended its ad-based revenue model and disavowed any plans for fees, introduced three paid upgrade packages with Friendster Blogs."




Tags as weighted list! It will certainly help to weed out stray or misspelled tags.

Accessible Folksonomies: Accessibility, Usability and Web Standards

Accessible Folksonomies: Accessibility, Usability and Web Standards: "Lately I’ve been thinking about one particular artifact of the folksonomy phenomenon – the folksonomy menu that serves as a sort of buzz index providing users with a quick visualization of the most popular tags (technically I think it’s called a weighted list).

surprised to note that each site shared most the same accessibility problems:"

With a sample page implementing the recommendations.

Open Loops: A Next Action Paradox

Open Loops: A Next Action Paradox: "Who would have thought that an idea, such as eliminating priorities and deadlines, could yield an increase in productivity?"

Open Loops: There's a Hole in the Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza...

Open Loops: There's a Hole in the Bucket Dear Liza, Dear Liza...: "My Palm's Unfiled Catagory - Writing a next action directly in the Palm's Unfiled category. I eventually dropped this one because it blurred the line between collection and processing my next actions.

Jotter Wallet - For recording items on the run."

Ditto on the Palm. An entry had a high collation factor. Especially because I kept some stuff in ToDo, some in BrainTree, and some in Memos. Plus on, password, some navigation ... Whereas I use a pocket flip pad consistently.


biologging | a community website for biomedical researchers

biologging | a community website for biomedical researchers: "biologging is a community website for biomedical researchers, which allows you to create your own annotated store of abstracts, and to browse the logs of other users."

YAFolksonomy, but, what a keen word/url they've got!

BlogShares - Rich Site Summary Feeds

BlogShares - Rich Site Summary Feeds

BlogShares offers a variety of RSS feeds
There are also industry and user portfolio feeds available.