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FourSquare Tips containing Adverts #gps #geolocation #jobs

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I recently started noticing that certain locations that I check into had tips which were usually for companies close to that location. An example it the ING Bank advertising their career site when you are in the discount electronics shop across the road or in the mall. Or Heineken informing you that you can link your FourSquare profile to your Heineken profile.

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November 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm

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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Blogging using #microblogging #tagging

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, as I still call it, is a social bookmarking, tagging or folksonomy site. Friends of mine and I believe folksonomy is part of the move towards a semantic web, but that’s not what I want to talk about here.

Most readers have noticed that I post my links to my blog, but I have been doing more than that for the people who have been paying attention. I have been adding messages in the notes section as microblog entries for my blog, giving a brief description of the context in which I found it. microblog example

This is a nice simple way to add more information to my blog, and feel the need to elaborate with pages of text.

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August 29, 2010 at 12:20 pm

The Do’s and Don’t’s Live Blogging an Event

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I lived microblogged my second event today, the goodbye too Roel van Duijn. It was quite fun, and I was getting some interesting looks from people as I was typing my commentary into my BlackBerry. I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the ease. Both of the events I used Ping.FM, the first using GTalk, which was easy, and the second using Ping.FM Mobile, which is terrible together with the BlackBerry browser.

Firstly I learned I should have read the following two articles, which contain handy tips:

I really should have prepared before I went, I didn’t know the names of all the guests and didn’t know the schedule. I was slightly late, and as I didn’t know I was going I didn’t really have time to prepare. I really should have used HashTags, I did think about it, but it was all going fast enough that the fleeting thought was discarded.

So I’ll know for next time to:

  • Do come prepared
  • Do know who is speaking
  • Do use an easy to use tool
  • Do use hashtags
  • Do take pictures
  • Don’t forget the names of the speakers
  • Don’t attract too much attention
  • Don’t arrive late

I’ll update this list and repost with anything which pops into my mind, and naturally comments are welcome.

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November 29, 2008 at 6:07 pm

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 Syndication Issue #twitter

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As you might have noticed I’m slowly coming to appreciate as a tool to update my microblogs, or status. Some and subscribers started complaining that they were getting two messages. The first was a update from Ping.FM directly to Twitter. The second went from to Brightkite – which adds the geolocation – and was then posted to Twitter.

It looked a little like this:

Sitting at home – about 2 hours ago from Brightkite
Sitting at home about 2 hours ago from

As Brightkite sends the message on to Twitter with my current geolocation added it wasn’t necessary for to directly update Twitter.

The only things I still have which updates Twitter directly are:

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September 10, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Short Blog Posts Vanishing (UPDATED)

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You might have noticed that some subjectless, single blog line posts are added to this blog during the day, they may contain a location or an activity as would be more appropriate for a or a BrightKite feed. These truncated blog posts are actually the microblogs – or status updates – which I’m sending with my GTalk client for the CrackBerry to – which syndicates my microblogs to 20+ sites including Twitter. Sadly enough these messages are erroneously being posted to WordPress by

I am currently employing two options for correcting this:

  1. Use my custom trigger (shortcut #ms) to post to all my microblogs – by way of – with the exception of WordPress
  2. In case a message is posted incorrectly, remove the WordPress item from the blog manually

This does mean that typos cause these microblogs to appear here until I manually remove them, however leaving WordPress active in still makes it possible for me to write a blog post in and have it syndicated to all my blogs. Were I to decide to remove WordPress from I would most likely lose a good part of the automated syndication of my blog postings.

UPDATE: I think I’ve been able to disable this for WordPress, we’ll wait and see…

Please tell me if this issue bothers you, I will try to avoid erroneous messages as much as possible.
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September 9, 2008 at 11:22 pm

Twits like me

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July 24, 2008 at 4:07 pm

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Tagging your Twitter #folksonomy #hashtags

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I love folksonomy, and so finding a folksonomy option for Twitter makes me excited. #hashtags makes it possible to tag your messages follow @hashtags.

As my posts are automatically send as tweets this means that I need to add the #hashtags to my subject line. From a SEO point of view the way the permalinks are created it’s an excuse to create better indices of the URLs.

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July 24, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Twitter buys Summize

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July 16, 2008 at 12:25 am

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