I've signed up to Mastodon. You can find me here: @firstname.lastname@example.org. I've known about Mastodon for a long time, I really like the distributed concept. I hadn't signed-up before as most of my friends were very active on Twitter. It's the "Social Networks are like Pubs" analogy again. I guess the reason for signing up to Mastodon now is an attempt to step outside of the (perceived) echo chamber and my comfort zone. I remember…
Open Graph: Facebook and Twitter Cards metadata
One of the motivators for going "back to basics" on my blog was to focus on the markup semantics and laying a solid foundation. Given one of the main powers of the Open Web is the ability to link and share content, I wanted to get my metadata in a workable state. I've known about Open Graph for a few years, professionally I make sure that my client's websites leverage it - but the funny…
How to follow conversations on Twitter
After reading Dave’s post about Twitter being the new Facebook yesterday, I decided to give Digsby a go. (I’d heard of it previously, but I was semi-scared off by all the twittermania – it’s a bit like marmite). Since I was only following a few tweeters there wasn’t of a flow – so I added a couple more higher profile tweeters, like Jeff Atwood’s Coding Horror. This morning Jeff tweeted: I hate #region so much.…
Traffic Updates: RSS -> SMS
Since moving down to Bristol, I have been subscribing to the Underscore mailing list – of which I’m guilty of non-participation. One of the threads today made me realise the potential of user empowerment using “Web 2.0” services and technologies. The thread was called “RSS -> SMS“, Andy wrote: After my wife took three hours to get to work this morning due to the M5 being shut, I’ve built a Yahoo pipe that takes the…
Social Networks are like Pubs
I received an email from Pownce this morning, letting me know that they’ve opened the doors to all! Yah! (oh, the irony) I signed up for Pownce a couple of months ago… configured my profile, looked for a few friends … didn’t find any … now what? At this point I’m reminded of Rob Manuel’s comment about social networks: Social networks are pubs. There’s little reason to like Facebook if your friends aren’t there. Anyway,…
Post Updates to Twitter right from your Firefox Search Bar!
Post Updates to Twitter right from your Firefox Search Bar! It uses the OpenSearch protocol too!
I’ve just signed up to Twitter – I have no idea why, you can view my “tweets” here. I’m using Twitteroo as my interface.