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A catalog of this year’s risky articles #2010

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Programming Hands

Risk is something which can be difficult to evaluate for the average person, there is a lot of work which goes in to learning not to do the two things that people usually do when they are confronted with risk:

  1. Ignore
  2. Overreact

It looks like every man and his dog needs to have a Facebook page, even banks…

It has been almost 1.5 weeks since Google’s FeedBurner removed the Frie…

Some days ago I tweeted to Prosper, a personal loan marketplace, whether they…

I don’t really think most people get “it” when it comes to …

Just noticed that Google Translate translates the name of the Dutch social ne…

I find a 400 plus page manual of office policies and job descriptions for eac…

In the last two days I’ve not been posting so much, and focussing on up…

I started playing with Google Scribe and wanted to see if patterns emerged so…

I have my Google account set up with English as the preferred language, my br…

For the last 2 years LinkedIn has been running a bad poor IT management depar…

When I just started I too had trouble with getting all the items I required t…

On August 11th 2007 I exceeded my GMail quota, I blogged about it here. At th…

Brian Szymanski send a reply to me concerning another bank implementing SMS b…

I don’t understand why url expansion after url shortening is such an is…

I just read an article Web Coupons Know Lots About You, and They Tell in the …

This morning/night China’s networks were sending rerouting messages to …

The lack of trained and experienced computer security people working in small…

Last week I saw an episode of a popular Dutch Ombudsman program Kassa, they r…

After seeing a program about a lifecoach trying to find the time to get his p…

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@Google and @FaceBook battle over the back of @FriendFeed? #social #feedburner

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Google FeedBurner

It has been almost 1.5 weeks since Google’s FeedBurner removed the subscribers from it’s statistics. Or is it that FriendFeed no longer publishes the data to FeedBurner? I know that the 1000+ FriendFeed readers can still view my blog items – if they want to – and I have no issue with the artificially boosted numbers being brought back to normal.

FeedBurner - FriendFeed Stats

However this has revived a 2009 discussion in the Google Group about the quality of FeedBurner, and the need for there to be an alternative to this poor service this Google application is delivering. However none seem to mention the elephant in the room: .

In 2009 FaceBook acquired FriendFeed, and with it the now infamous Like button. At the same time Google was busy developing their Wave, on which they seemed to wipe-out earlier this year. As I’ve said previously the time between the mainstream acceptance of the Social Media application and the start up is between 2-4 years. It’s could be easy for me to blame Google for not acquiring a great product like FriendFeed, yet now with this tit for tat strategy that FaceBook and Google have been employing it is no wonder that applications, like FriendFeed, and users thereof are being further effected by this exercise in Game Theory.

FeedBurner has indeed been living up to their caption: “We set feeds on fire!” Now all we need to wait for is the Phoenix that arises from the ashes.

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December 6, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Tweetdesk vs Twhirl

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I just started using both and , and both have advantages and disadvantages. I use the former for its groups and to check my replies. The latter posts to and allows me to follow FriendFeed. Before this I was using which I just found irritating.

The keyboard shortcuts in Twhirl are nowhere near complete, but these are an advantage over Tweetdeck. Running both I quickly ran into the API rate limiting. And I discovered the first issue with both, memory leaks. They have been running for a couple of days each and are both over 500Mb. Tsk, tsk, tsk…

As I said I run both and use them they way I feel is easiest. And in my browser I use, , and .

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

February 26, 2009 at 10:26 pm

BackType blogs my comments

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With introducing comments into the mix I’m actually getting happier with BackType. There are a number of blogs or items I post to and then few the post in BackType and think: “I should actually post my ideas in an article on my blog.” Obviously I don’t, but I should. 🙂

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February 26, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Friendfeed Fun

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I love , and input data in many different ways, as you can see from my FF statistics below:

How do I post to FriendFeed?
How do I post to FriendFeed?

How I do that is by using my Social Media Syndication network:

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

February 26, 2009 at 9:33 am

Examining Profilactic

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So I’ve been playing with Profilactic, which is similar to FriendFeed, although I won’t call it a clone. One of it’s selling points is that it supports 190 sites, as I have many of these sites hooked into my Ping.FM (currently down) like FriendFeed it collates all the messages that I distribute into the microblogosphere.

Thanks to DutchMob for the hint.

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October 20, 2008 at 11:08 pm

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