social software

Let’s see more context-aware design touches

I hope, and I predict, that we’ll start to see more of a trend in web and software development in the coming months and years that probably already has a great name, but since I don’t know it, for now I’m giving it my own name: context-aware design. Loosely, I define context-aware design as a principle […]

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Looking back on my predictions for 2006

Just over one year ago, I posted “7 things to look for on the web in 2006“. Now that 2006 is over, let’s take a look at how I did! Here’s my original post, and here’s a summary of my predictions, in order of what kind of impact I predicted them to have: 7. Hyperlocal

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7 things to look for on the web in 2006

Happy New Year! I have some humble predictions for the biggest themes, trends, and ideas on the web in 2006. I’ve got seven items here because the arbitrary concept of posting either 10 or 5 seemed pointless. A list either too long or too short would’ve been diminished by the inclusion of ideas either made

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Random problems with Flickr feeds and Bloglines?

I’m back from the holiday inspired, turkey-induced blog hiatus with a quick question before I drop some longer-form posts…what is up with Flickr’s RSS feeds in Bloglines? Flickr photo feeds are NOT working for me in Bloglines, to say the least…photos are just plain not showing up, while others’ feeds suddenly show 10 new items…except

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Brightcove: Please update your site!

New web-based video service enabler Brightcove, founded by one of my favorite web pioneers, Jeremy Allaire, is making a drastic mistake as it launches: for me atleast, its site’s main navigation is completely broken in my version of Firefox. Not to mention, the entire site is one big flash file. Yikes, but as much as

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Weblogs, Inc. network abandons Technorati…one week after Jason Clarke, Inc. network!

I’ve been woefully remiss in following up on my posts last week regarding my switch from Technorati to IceRocket (if you missed it, CEO’s of both companies commented here last week). Now comes a post from that other Jason (hehe), Weblogs, Inc. network prez Jason Calacanis. He’s not only fed up with Technorati, he’s asked

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