Why Blog

Once in a while Dave Winer hits one out of the park – this is one of those times: “ … the posts I’ve written here have served as a calling card, a way of keeping my name and ideas on people’s minds. … And that’s the role of a blog, it’s a way of [...]

Goodwill all around

Looks like Goodwill is on Twitter (not to mention Facebook and MySpace). At the moment, their Tweets seem to consist mostly of press releases and hiring opportunities. It would be nice to see them start highlighting interesting items on their auction site as well. Reuse is my favorite of the three R’s. The others, if [...]

Putting Twitter to good use

The other day I was sniffing around for a Portland (Maine) equivalent to the WCAX weather announcer that announces Vermont weather via Twitter. I didn’t find one. I did however find a post that seemed to echo some of the thoughts and confusion I’ve heard elsewhere regarding the utility of Twitter. This got me thinking [...]

The power of aggregated attention data

Feed readership represents a significant disconnect between traffic data and actual content consumption. Aggregated attention data is going to play a big role in bridging that gap. Brent Simmons recently noted this gem from Nick Bradbury: “…future releases of FeedDemon, NetNewsWire and NewsGator Inbox are all planning to support APML.” This is a logical next [...]