Tag Archives: Web 2.0

What it takes to make the Web more personal

Tom Pinckney has written a great post on GigaOm about the new kinds of processing companies have to do to create a highly personalized experience for users. My comment is still in moderation, so in the spirit of the real-time … Continue reading

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Get in on Brizzly

Now is the time to get in on the new thing from Thing Labs (makers of Plinky). It’s called Brizzly and it’s a new, cool and very simple way to experience the social Web. See a screenshot + demo.

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Plinky Launches Content Encouragement Platform

Plinky is out of stealth. Check it out. Use it. Live it. Love it. Or not. But either way, send us feedback. It felt strange to be on the opposite coast from the team as they were going through the … Continue reading

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More on RIA Debugging

A month ago a wrote about one approach for debugging RIAs across platforms such as Flash/Flex, AJAX, SilverLight, etc. Mike Nimer has a post soliciting ideas for the common UI to do this. If you have any ideas, share them.

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Three Generations of SEO (Part II)

This is part II in a series of posts on SEO-driven businesses. Part I is here. I see three generations of SEO optimization in the wild that build upon each other. Below are their distinguishing characteristics. SEO 1.0: human-driven SEO. … Continue reading

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The Participation Gap

Corinna¬†@ Plinky pointed me to a Clay Shirky talk from the Web 2.0 Conference in April, which I missed. In his inimitable style, Clay uses back-of-the-envelope math to quantify what might be called the participation gap, a term (I just … Continue reading

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Artificial Scarcity For Entrepreneurs, Not Just Economists

Ryan Freitas @ Plinky pointed me to Aaron Schwartz’s riff on 37signals’ advice on how entrepreneurs should launch startups using the “Holywood method” (teaser, preview, launch). Aaron makes a solid point that web sites are not movies. Movies are fixed … Continue reading

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Designers vs. Users

I received a piece of relevant “spam” yesterday from IDEA, the Institute for Dynamic Education Advancement–a message alerting me to a new study on how people interact with web sites. The interesting aspect of the study is that it compares … Continue reading

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Growing The Plinky Team

Jason and I are really excited to have Ryan Freitas joining the Plinky team. Ryan comes from Adaptive Path where he did led the recent MySpace redesign and a lot of the work on Plazes and Sphere, both of which … Continue reading

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Measuring Conversational Media

Many panels at the conferences I go to end up being drab affairs with softball questions, way too much agreement and way too little insight. Which why I was pleasantly surprised by the Measuring Conversational Media panel at the conversational … Continue reading

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