Social Media

Keep Talking: Ping.fm

So after numerous tests, lots of time-outs I finally set up my Ping.fm account.  Still in it's early beta, it got many of us excited about the idea of finalising centralising the way we publish our micro-updates to the big web world. The number of serviced accounts are limited, but…

Facebook Applications

On July 30, I made a note (read: prophecy) that Facebook will ultimately suffer because of the inundation of meaningless, impractical applications swamping users with tricky invitations. The numbers are now in, and it seems that this is now becoming a reality.  The media is noticing to ZDNet Australia this…

Flickr VS Facebook Photos

A colleague this week asked me about the importance/relevance of Flickr in today's Facebook trodden wall. The answer is simple: Audience. I could talk at length about the social intricacies but at the end of the day, I share my many and very ordinary photos of social gatherings (getting trashed)…

Login

The digital community is well aware that users are well and truly over filling out forms and signing up for another service. But please, for the sake of everything that is digital, put a sign in form on the front page. We bothered to sign up, so why make it…

Facebook Friend Sorting

Facebook just announced today a more granular way to sort your friends. On the surface it seems like it could be a good move. Although it does highlight again the fact that there's a lot of adding friends for the sake of it. And of course, people feeling rude if…

Reminders

A great way to keep your social network and or community alive in kicking is by sending them a reminder. Over at bodybuilding.com, the system automatically sends you a polite reminder if you haven't made a post on your 'BodySpace' in more than 2 weeks. It's a great system for…

Dr Whisky

A great example of how passions of the real world and the resonance of the internet come together. It's time a paid homage to one of my favourite blogs: Dr. Whisky who each post gives a great insight into whiskies from around the world. Recently he made post #200 -…

I Seek Me on ICQ

Getting back onto ICQ was going to be such a non-event I'm only starting this now. I'll get to why later. After ringing a long time friend, Clarkey, who still had an active ICQ account, I quickly found my long lost ICQ Number which at 8 digits, holds some prestige…

MySpace Bulletins

If any of you still float around MySpace (and by float, I mean lurk) still after moving your name to FB, you'll notice that some kids still have a very, very heavy bulletin post rate - these are the people who would be ideal to use something like Twitter. There's…

STUB 2

Thursday was the second "Sydney Twitter Underground Brigade" Twitter meet up. Big thanks to Happener for putting on the drinks and nibbles. Was great to see the Twoddle* offline, and tweeting** with real speech, emotive gestures and LOLs you could hear. Great night. My favourite part was the name tag,…