Reporter for iPhone

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

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

What Facebook knows about you. I’d love to see the full extent of the data set.

Facebook To Launch A Subscribe Button For Websites

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.


Facebook is crack to journalists and pushers like Nieman Lab aren’t helping their addiction. Publishers: own your technology, user experience, and data. Quit sharecropping on others’. Previously.

Corporate blogging silos

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

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.

I’m back on Facebook and Twitter

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 […]

What if Flickr fails?

What if Flickr fails? Doc Searls describes the disadvantages of centralization. The pendulum starts to swing the other way.