Reporter for iPhone. Nifty approach to a personal data tracker. Randomly timed surveys throughout the day, solid design, and an emphasis on data ownership — no cloud sync, only export to JSON or Dropbox. First step: collect the data. Second step: generate insights.
Project Reclaim update. I love that Boone is doing this. Now that I’ve fully switched from iTunes to Rdio, I’m tempted to try out a Linux machine. Most of the software I use is cross-platform or web-based anyway.
What Facebook knows about you. I’d love to see the full extent of the data set, and every web application should provide this level of transparency.
Facebook To Launch A Subscribe Button For Websites. “It’s like RSS, except Facebook gets to own you and your subscribers.” — Les Orchard. For publishers, please see exhibit A, exhibit B, and exhibit C.
Corporate blogging silos. I agree with Dave Winer; it’s quite nice to have access to your history.
5 reasons news organisations prefer in-house web publishing tools. Greater assurance it integrates with the rest of your stack, you ensure the content lives on permanently, aren’t subject to everchanging third-party terms of service, opportunity to build a better workflow around the tool, and, most importantly, building in-house can give you a competitive advantage.
Yes, you can call me a hypocrite. Yes, I’m still a firm believer in portable data and identity. Pragmatism won out over idealism.
One, an increasing number of sites now use Facebook and/or Twitter exclusively for their user authentication. In this context, having a corporate-controlled ID is unfortunately better than having no ID. Two, at work I’ve had to ask other people to do tasks I should be doing and I’m done feeling weird about that.
This little ol’ weblog is still my preferred publishing residence and that won’t change anytime soon.
Smoke signals. “ZOMFG 574LLm4N W45 r19H7!”
What if Flickr fails? Doc Searls describes the disadvantages of centralization. The pendulum starts to swing the other way.