To take a candid photograph surreptitiously, especially by holding the camera low and out of the line of sight. Coined in August by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee of the Yarn Harlot blog when she attempted to take a photograph during an encounter with the actor Greg Kinnear at an airport."
Funny, another named coinage.
For The Win. A bragging exclamation of approval, as in “K-Fed got the kids FTW,” or “I was able to open the file with Photoshop. FTW!!!” Originally part of the patter of the game show “Hollywood Squares” and later found in online games like World of Warcraft. Now largely used ironically and sarcastically."
This one is still not natural. I started seeing it on twitter used unironically and had to look it up ...
Nice! And here I've been trying to collect them all.
Oh! doocing all around?
Chapter 12: How to not get Dooced: "To avoid Jen’s or Simonetti’s blog-based mistakes, you need to know your corporate culture and what it is and isn’t willing to accept."
Whoa, someone's stoked.
Whoa. Perspective blown, wayback machine on weld.
Odd to note that I'm no longer on any perl lists where I would have seen this sooner.
Oh! Is that what those billboards were? Well, color me grinch, but, I had no idea what they were going on about.
And however could you pay for the horror that the gum-popping cellion behind you is going to gibber? Some "Extra-hot half-caf with-whip hint-of-mint mocha ... inna bucket".
Words that I never though would be seen together ... pretty fun though!
Oh! Not sure how I missed this. I need better Feeds!
He does certainly delight!
Whoa, and leaves eddresses and birthdays up for the public to consume. It dumps whole linkfarms of public entries from other services. Wack.
"Each bottle cost $75. Cases of four could be bought for $300, Gaughran reported."
Whoa, lining up all around the parking lot for $75 bottles of unknown quality? I think I even see some goths up before noon in those pix ...
I was always surprised by how much I saw this client used for twitter. Guess they didn't like the popularity because they started charging $15 for an ad less version when there are a plenty of competitors.
Hay! I like my Book Clutter!
Weird to see a retro-netflix business model.
"got PINs, CVVs, IDs, SSNs?" throw them to the wolves! Guess I shouldn't be surprised with everyone handing out their passwords: "oh, yes, please scrape my address book" "sure, log in as me an rummage though my account". Shesh, you'd think that they would have received the usual lecture from the local System Administrator.
"EOS will help visitors find content through a recommendation and relevance engine that looks at a user's activity patterns and makes personalized suggestions, Scheinman said."
Ah, finally some glimmer of the tribe code. I was guessing a weird network appliance/media portal set-top, this sounds more hopeful.
Also, tribe goes pay-for-features. Tribe Gold Star Club, got stars on thars?
Humm, I think that I like him more, but, trust him less. Funny That.
Drat, I guess that it's too late for "tear down that wall" speeches. Facebook is waay out ahead. Heck, there are even VCs devoted to Facebook Apps.
And Bebo throws a gantlet as well ...
Bebo Launching Platform: "The Bebo Platform is nearly 100% compatible with the Facebook Platform: the APIs, markup language, and query language are all the same."
So started the Social Graph Platform Wars!
Ack! I don't want salesbots breaking into my flights of fantasy.
Last week, St. George Spirits of Alameda received the news that, after seven applications, the federal agency had approved its label, the final obstacle before going to market. On Monday, the small artisan distillery sold its token first bottle, becoming the only American company since 1912 to sell absinthe in the United States. Then the staff took a moment to celebrate."
Oh, now that's Repeal Day in style!
TechCrunch saith: "We assume that Yahoo simply isn’t interested in maintaining another social network, especially since its purchase of BlueLithium was for its ad network"
Funny, I was going to swap my reg to a more active eddress and put it in the cycle. There certainly are a glut of event sites ...
And here I thought that Tribe was in the ZombiePool. Paid features has certainly worked for LiveJournal, dunno what sort of add-ons tribe can come up with.
Humm, maybe it's time to add to my wishlist ...
ashnod @ bbg
Barnacle! Certainly a better word than mashup.
Ah, there's a word that I have to use more often. Or cook up a named Facebook app ...
Ah, the now is stranger than SciFi would have it. Interesting Times.
Ah, Facebook staked to the ground. The certainly deserve each other! Leaving the market much more intereting ...
"If you're sitting, put your bag on your lap or between your feet. If you're standing, put your bag between your feet on the floor or hug it to the front of your body. If it's at all crowded, do not wear your bag so that it protrudes from your side or back. You will end up wacking people and make it harder for people to get on and off if it's at all crowded."
Hear! Hear! Clear the door, make room for people to move. Seems like common sense, but, noooo!
#lobbycon is a fine twitter tag!
lolfeed! Too Fast, Didn't Read ...
glueon is pretty funny too.
Humm, sounds better than SocialStalking ...
When I sign up for Yet Another Social Network, I always poke around for the Usual Suspects ...
SNO is certainly catchier, as in SNOooo ...
Surprised that someone hasn't run with "Facecrime".
Socialize and Buy Event Tickets: "promoters that would like to push an event and sell tickets at the same time can do so on Going. It takes Going in the direction of becoming a one-stop shop, for promoters and end users."
All that, and a Facebook App too!
Eh, There's no there there. Few events. Horrible navigation. Poor search. I log in every few weeks pulled via the facebook app to update the feed. I can't see them making a go of it.
Nice! Shame that it's $500 with bluetooth only. That's one expensive keyboard ...
Think I'll continue to lust after the Nokia 770 keyboardless wonder ...
The title character in the new NBC show 'Chuck,' about a computer geek who becomes a secret agent, will twitter to fans of the show. The campaign launches next Monday and NBC hopes Twitter will send users to other platforms like MySpace, where Chuck will also have a profile."
Keen Zombie App!
Facebook is the new AOL: "Eventually, someone will come along and turn Facebook inside-out, so that instead of custom applications running on a platform in a walled garden, applications run on the internet, out in the open, and people can tie their social network into it if they want, with privacy controls, access levels, and alter-egos galore."
Ah, Total Information Awareness is so benevolent ...
On the wall outside his former residence - flat number 27B - where Orwell lived until his death in 1950, an historical plaque commemorates the anti-authoritarian author. And within 200 yards of the flat, there are 32 CCTV cameras, scanning every move."
Eeep! Not sure that the redesigned front page is an improvement. Really short pages of your or friends events. Lots of just headlines is much easier to scan. Guess I'll have to live with the rss feeds instead of the interface. The category pages are much better by being short and showing number of friends going.
You have to let the GooglePlex Id your search history ...
Finally! Silly to launch the channel without being able to get it to a primary audience.
Funny, Dodgeball's been on my signup list for so long that everyone's gone web only. Ah, well, guess it's time for the shiney new Twitter account.
"From December 31, when the change becomes law in the UK, they can be named and shamed by trading standards or taken to court."
I love me some Sock Puppet.
Ah, just need a live video feed of the funeral into second life. Guess there are already a couple of funeral homes that webcast ...
Heh. Yet Another Profile could be our middle name. Abandon this!
And this surprises them, how?
Hah! That's the spirit! Lawyers weilding humor.
Heh, we clearly need more antisocial networks. I can't do this all by myself, people!
You're going to get your site out of beta this year."
Poking around the old links, I find services marked beta that I don't even remember ... Awesomr, iscrybe, and Orkut. Sheesh, Orkut invite beggery was one reason to hate betas forever. Although, I might make an exception for Klostu.
Gimmie a Banana! Gimmie a Beta! Gimmie an Invite!
"The Web site architecture went through five major revisions—each coming after MySpace had reached certain user account milestones—and dozens of smaller tweaks."
"And although the systems architecture has been relatively stable since the Web site crossed the 7 million account mark in early 2005, MySpace continues to knock up against limits such as the number of simultaneous connections supported by SQL Server, Benedetto says: 'We've maxed out pretty much everything.'"
Well worth the read for what might be the next pain point in your friendly neighborhood YASN.
"Users usually only have read access to their other networks. Social networks are not like news articles or blogs that you can just stick into an RSS reader, they require engagement and participation to become valuable to the user."
FindMeOn calls itself "A cure for multiple web personality disorder".
I can see not having Yet Another Profile, but, people have to browse to the aggregator page. It can not be found via interests or seen by browsing friends-of-friends. So far they've ended up being Yet Another Social Network to remember to log in to, and, wasn't that the very thing that was supposed to be cured?
Keen! That was the way that I remembered it and wondered where the controls were. Turns out they got lost along the way. Tribe.net has many content boxes (rss and groupings of tribes being the most noteworthy) for both your public profile and private home page. Which is quite useful, even if it does enable the occasional eye-bending page.
There has always been tagging on personal posts, now groups can have tags, which certainly made finding interesting groups easier. Looks like you can 'watch' a tag and get matching entries put on your Neighborhood view.
And the 'send a private message' link at the end of each post is great.
Heh. There's a funny upsell for an online social service. That sounds like 'what you did last night' pictures.
"A new feature is the ability for other users to comment on your Wine Log.Connect with other WineLog users and keep track of what they are logging with our new friends feature. Our recommendation system is constantly working to find others users with similar tastes to you, and now you can easily add these users to your friends list and see what they have tasted and how they have rated new wines."
They just seem to have blogs and wines, but, no profile info and no rss feeds per user.
Bah! However can I xpost everything? My keep new in bloglines and 'revisit' tag in del.icio.us overflow.
Gimmie a Donut!
Yeash, one of the ugliest social networks ever. Although, one of those that requires download like Mugshot might be even more horrid.
"Tagworld's founders haven't logged into their social network site for a month, and are said to be both "out of town". The problems at Tagworld serve as a reminder: in the competition between social network sites, it's winner takes all. And there are few winners."
Oh, yea, Tagworld! Gotta track down my login one of these weeks ...
2007 5 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: The world stands at the brink of a second nuclear age. The United States and Russia remain ready to stage a nuclear attack within minutes, North Korea conducts a nuclear test, and many in the international community worry that Iran plans to acquire the Bomb. Climate change also presents a dire challenge to humanity. Damage to ecosystems is already taking place; flooding, destructive storms, increased drought, and polar ice melt are causing loss of life and property.
2002 7 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
1998 9 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
And don't miss,
'ware Nation ID initiatives!
Couldn't agree more! A recent trip to the food sideshow showed her on stacks of mags (besides her own), cereal, and oil. And there's more where that came from ... a Rachael Ray Sucks Community or you could hasten our doom and buy a Yum-O! shirt.
Tracked down an old post. Reputation-based System for the Blogosphere: "All members of the Relevanta community have the ability to contribute information, commentary, and valuations of both the authors and their written works. In addition, Relevanta's underlying database provides automatic linking of keywords and provides members with extended data and background information…"
Whoa, Google Video asks for remote logins to xpost to blogger, lj, myspace, or typepad. I've seen the 'gimmie your address book' jive, but, have been seeing a lot of these xpost requests recently.
The ole feed reader lead me in a mighty circle to a fine game and back to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi of Flow fame. A fine flow of an afternoon.
Hat tip to Creating Passionate Users: What comes after usability?
Some other feedback:
The breakthrough that is MyBlogLog:"MyBlogLog makes the Internet feel like a huge party where you bump into random people that might be interesting and see friends that you didn’t know were in the same place as you. It’s weird. It’s awkward. It’s fantastic."
Adding Community To The Comments: "if you think someone has written a particularly interesting comment (or a particularly annoying one), you can click on their icon and be taken to their MyBlogLog profile. You can see where they blog, what other MyBlogLog communities they belong to, etc."
I clearly had taken a turn into the universe next door ...
Jinn | Born of fire: "Although a few Islamic scholars have over the ages denied the existence of jinn, the consensus is that good Muslims should believe in them."
The redesigned HUD also allows you to enter in your own RSS feeds, making the Reuters HUD a general-purpose reader so that you can keep up with your favorite Web sites from within Second Life."
Yeash, a virtual island, an embeded reporter, a double-reverse newsfeed. Wack.
A fine idea. I resisited Chameleon on top of Bloglines, but, this is nicely integrated. If only I did not cringe and avert my eyes every time I try to use the Google Reader ...
I could stand to loose a few feeds, though.
"Febreze Scentstories: Enjoy the wonderful scent of candles without striking a match!
With six different interchangeable, scent-themed discs to choose from, you can create the atmosphere of places like a mountain trail or a tropical island right in your home."
There are many frightening scents to choose from ...
Whoa, too cool. I've always wanted to get a set of iconic cards. Now I have to ponder what contact info to put on them ...
Pretty much to look at ugly myspace profiles on a tiny screen. Besides it doesn't have nearly the stalking potential of the Helio.
But, really, anything that could scrape the band bulletins or tour schedules out of myspace would be grand.