31 Oct

Where are my posts?

Infolets has a smart comment system that shows you all the posts by a contributor. Yet, the only place where I saw it on their site was while previewing my own comment. It relies on their search engine. Metafilter has it too, I’d like to see it elsewhere, if only to keep track of my own posts. Deja did it for Usenet, now how do you build a unique data perspective on people, when comments are spread around dozens of web forums? You might want to avoid such an easy way to expose everything you said though!

31 Oct

Boo.com Relaunch Re-Bashing

Yahoo! – What’s New about the boo.com relaunch: “back from the dead and up to its old browser tricks again”. I predict bashing in the weeks to come here, here, here and here. In fact everyone will laugh and predict another failure, or already has. Not that it’s not deserved, but we might spend our energy on better causes. Is Flamebait a new marketing strategy? They’ll get the traffic but I still don’t believe there’s much of a market for $270 sunglasses. Read More

31 Oct

fusionOne Closes $80M in Funding

That’s a lot of money for a synch service. They’re also in the crowded bed of buzz-of the-day Groove. I wonder how the different third parties plugged in the Groove platform will talk to one another? For instance, say you make a chat app that saves conversation transcripts, how much work will be required for the transcripts to keep in synch between devices using fusionOne? Read More