Tribe deal

Mark Pincus Blog: Tribe deal: "tah Street Networks and New Systems Associates today entered into an operating agreement to manage Tribe.net (http://www.tribe.net), add competitive social networking features to the site, and revitalize the Tribe community.

New Systems Associates is an LLC formed by long-time Tribe members who believe in protecting and expanding Tribe's unique culture."

Huh, guess they're keeping the lights on. Doesn't seem like anyone's home, though. Guess the hive from Tribe is still kicking, as well ...



Anti-pattern recognition

Adactio: Journal—Anti-pattern recognition: "Eager geeks rushed to sign up for the contact aggregation service. The second step of the process involved handing over your Twitter username and password. This request was dutifully obeyed by the eager geeks."

Sigh. Eager little geeks with Quechup all over their faces.

"Twitter often feels like being in an abusive relationship with a Fail Whale" - Jeremy Keith


Announcing LinkedIn Events

Announcing LinkedIn Events: "Now all LinkedIn users should be able to find events and conferences that are most suitable for your career based a combination of your professional network and information culled from your LinkedIn profile."

Oh! Geeze, there's an obvious one. Dunno why they waited for multiple news, module, and OpenSocial redesigns before springing it.

Change has come to America | Change.gov

Change has come to America | Change.gov: "Change.gov provides resources to better understand the transition process and the decisions being made as part of it."

The YouTube Presidency: "Today, President-elect Obama will record the weekly Democratic address not just on radio but also on video -- a first. The address, typically four minutes long, will be turned into a YouTube video and posted on Obama's transition site, Change.gov, once the radio address is made public on Saturday morning."

"Added Ellen Miller of the Sunlight Foundation, a D.C.-based nonprofit that advocates for government transparency: "We're living, after all, in the Internet era. This is an individualized version of the 'fireside chats.' It's not delivered between 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. but whenever anyone wants to see it. I don't know if it necessarily creates transparency -- it's still a controlled, one-way message. But it creates the aura of a much more accessible presidency."

It's been fun to watch YouTube videos on network news. Broadcast media is starting to look as dated as newspapers.

Still no news on the appointment of the 12 disciples, though ...