Jul 082008

Many of you have developed a fondness for Twitter, myself included. I’ve found it to be an invaluable tool. I use twitter to keep in touch with friends both near and far, get the latest news and events, broadcast my existence and drive traffic to content that I publish. I find that many people don’t understand Twitter, or how it can be used for your benefit. It is tough to quantify how and why someone should use it, since everyone wants to get something different out of it. All I can say to that is that there is a place in your life for Twitter, and with a little experimentation you will find its benefits.

For this article I want to focus on “Advanced Twitter Techniques and Tools”. Once you’ve become familiar and comfortable with using Twitter, you may want to extend the functionality and get more out of it.

Continue reading »

Meebo introduces cross-network file transfer

 Posted by on 2007-09-11 at 19:44  Internet, News  Comments Off on Meebo introduces cross-network file transfer
Sep 112007

A long awaited feature of Meebo is finally a reality. Cross-network file transfers. You can now send and receive files from contacts using any service through Meebo. Now there is no reason not to use Meebo as your primary Instant Messaging client.

Meebo has also done a great job updating its interface over the last few weeks. I had been waiting a long time for a ‘black’ colored theme, and now they have one. Good work team Meebo!

Ways to use Twitter [that dont suck]

 Posted by on 2007-07-23 at 18:31  Internet, Mobile  Comments Off on Ways to use Twitter [that dont suck]
Jul 232007

There have been quite a few people bashing Twitter over the past few months. While I do find that the “public” time-line traffic is mostly a bunch of garbage, I think many people are missing one of the major points of Twitter. Within a “real life” social network, Twitter can be a very useful tool to coordinate and mass update people in a group. Friends can form a network within Twitter (by subscribing to eachother) and subscribe to SMS updates via their cell phones. If a group is networked via Twitter the members may send updates to the entire network via their cell phones. This feature can come in handy when making plans that involve large groups of people. Having an SMS conversation to coordinate groups of people becomes very easy.

Continue reading »

Putting it all together…

 Posted by on 2007-06-30 at 04:26  Editorial, Internet  Comments Off on Putting it all together…
Jun 302007

Sometimes the amount of data we have access to can become overwhelming. I open myself to as much incoming information sources as I possibly can and I often feel overwhelmed at the incoming sensory deluge. The ability to sort and filter all of this information quickly is important. Most people on the internet are still just searching the internet for websites, or worse browsing exclusively inside of closed networks or communities. Some of us are actually “subscribing” to data, allowing it to be sent to us instead of having to seek it out. As we use these new tools and technologies, we tell the computer a little more about what is important, and what we are looking for.

Continue reading »

Jun 252007

My favorite content aggregation and digital identity management service, Ziki.com, has updated to V2. They have tweaked the layout and presentation of information regarding your profile and site navigation. The site has a more interactive feel to it. For those who haven’t checked out Ziki before, or were unsatisfied with the previous version, give V2 a spin. Please refer to my previous post on manging your digital identity with Ziki for more information. As always I wish continued success to the Ziki Team, and other small teams working to forge the next generation of the internet. Good Work.

Jun 222007

There is a lot of crap in the world of the web right now.  I’ve tested hundreds of web sites in the past few years so I know what works and what doesn’t.  I’m always on the lookout for the next best thing.  The following 50 websites are truly useful.  They include web applications, productivity tools, trusted retailers, fun stuff, and useful resources for information.  In no way is this meant to be a complete listing of all the good websites on the web right now, but at least a cross section of some of the quality websites available right now that I have reviewed.  So give some of these websites a spin.  If you like what you see, help spread the w0rd.  Trust me, I’m a expert.  Please feel free to post your own favorite useful websites in the comments at the bottom of this post and maybe they will be included in the next roundup. 

And now, in no particular order:

Continue reading »

What is “Web 2.0” and why should I care?

 Posted by on 2007-06-17 at 06:54  Editorial, Internet, Technology, Video  Comments Off on What is “Web 2.0” and why should I care?
Jun 172007

I’ve been having this conversation with people quite a bit lately.  I’ve been on my high horse about "Web 2.0" technologies the past few months and trying to get people around me to start adopting them into their online habits.  In this article I will attempt to explain what the term "Web 2.0" means to me, and why the users of technology should start paying attention.  For a brief video introduction to "Web 2.0" theories, please see my previous post "The w0rd: Interesting videos describing Web 2.0 / collaboration / social networks".


Continue reading »