Facebook | OpenSocket

Facebook | OpenSocket: "A demonstration of an OpenSocial container implemented as a Facebook app."

A fine idea!


Foamee: a barnacle app for indebted drinkers

Foamee: a barnacle app for indebted drinkers: "So I think I’ll call this type of application a “barnacle app”. It attaches itself to Twitter and kind of filters through certain things it wants to keep."

Barnacle! Certainly a better word than mashup.


1984: Quotes

1984: Quotes: "In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face… was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime…' —pg 54"

Ah, there's a word that I have to use more often. Or cook up a named Facebook app ...


Feedster Quietly Dies...

Feedster Quietly Dies...: ". Now Feedster seems to be, if not in the DeadPool, then at least in the PurgatoryPool. PubSub was another victim in this market."


William Gibson

William Gibson: "nobody would buy anything like it. It's too complex, with too many huge sci-fi tropes: global warming; the lethal, sexually transmitted immune-system disease; the United States, attacked by crazy terrorists, invading the wrong country."

Ah, the now is stranger than SciFi would have it. Interesting Times.



Twitter starts to limit outbound SMS in UK: "UK users may start unsubscribing from people who tweet incessantly (those afflicted with “Twitarrhoea“)"

Ah, Twitarrheoa. I will say it three times fast. Often.


Facebook Accepts $240 Million from Microsoft

Facebook Accepts $240 Million from Microsoft: "Facebook and Microsoft Corp. today announced that Microsoft will take a $240 million equity stake in Facebook’s next round of financing at a $15 billion valuation, and the companies will expand their existing advertising partnership. Under the expanded strategic alliance, Microsoft will be the exclusive third-party advertising platform partner for Facebook, and will begin to sell advertising for Facebook internationally in addition to the United States."

Ah, Facebook staked to the ground. The certainly deserve each other! Leaving the market much more intereting ...