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What happens when a Twitter client hits the token limit –
The effective rule, therefore, is even simpler: “Don’t build anything for Twitter.”
to:fb  twitter  webdev  web20  apps 
november 2012 by deusx
Why Web 1.0 Needs to Make a Comeback
In reality, all of these services make money from your content. Either they serve advertisements next door to your content or they are targeting advertisements towards you, specifically, depending on whatever it is that you are sounding off about on these services.
web20  indieweb  control  webdev 
may 2012 by deusx
Don't Be A Free User (Pinboard Blog)
These projects are all very different, but the dynamic is the same. Someone builds a cool, free product, it gets popular, and that popularity attracts a buyer. The new owner shuts the product down and the founders issue a glowing press release about how excited they are about synergies going forward. They are never heard from again.

Whether or not this is done in good faith, in practice this kind of 'exit event' is a pump-and-dump scheme. The very popularity that attracts a buyer also makes the project financially unsustainable. The owners cash out, the acquirer gets some good engineers, and the users get screwed.
fuckthecloud  shutupandtakemymoney  web20  services  web  economics  business  free  pinboard 
december 2011 by deusx Hosted, Searchable IRC Chat For Teams
Grove, a new hosted IRC chat service for teams, launches today. It's IRC without the fuss, providing hosting, account management, access controls and fully searchable chat logging, as well as a sparkling new Web chat client.
irc  chat  web20  social 
november 2011 by deusx
Steven Poole: Whatever made you think it was your data anyway?
In case it helps, I hereby declare the following iron law of “free” internet services:

If you’re not paying for something, you have no reason to expect it to be there tomorrow.

This is an important corollary to the law “If you’re not paying for something, you’re not a customer; you’re the product being sold”.
ifttt  googlereader  fuckthecloud  cloud  data  web20  social 
november 2011 by deusx
The Evolution of Fail Pets | UX Magazine
Fred Wenzel refers to error mascots, such as Twitter’s Fail Whale (Figure 1) as fail pets. Fail pets are of particular interest in terms of branding because they can result in brand recognition through earned media. However, that same recognition carries the danger of highlighting service failure. This article discusses the rise of and changes to the depictions of fail pets, from the initial, highly recognizable fail pets, to markedly more cautious error message imagery in later products.
failpets  web20  wenzel 
november 2011 by deusx
Nick Bradbury: The Long-Term Failure of Web APIs
But we've also learned that while web APIs enable us to tap into a wealth of data, they can only be relied upon in the short term. The expiration date of software we create has been shortened due to the whims of those who create the web APIs we rely on.

IMO, this goes for almost anything with net-based DRM, as well.
web20  apis  social 
november 2011 by deusx
Nick Bradbury: Anti-social FeedDemon (Killing Features, Part II)
Last night the changes to Google Reader went live, and as promised, they've removed the sharing features. This means that the sharing features in FeedDemon which rely on Google Reader will eventually stop working, so I'm forced to remove them.
occupygooglereader  google  reader  rss  sharing  social  web20  fuckthecloud 
november 2011 by deusx
Reader redesign: Terrible decision, or worst decision? - >*
Google released the previously announced set of changes around G+ integration and UI updates today, and boy is it a disaster. Since the general changes were pre-announced last week, most of us were prepared for the letdown, but actually seeing how it works end to end has made several flaws abundantly clear. Let's start with the obvious.
google  reader  rss  news  web20  social  rants  readerpocalypse  occupygooglereader  fuckthecloud 
november 2011 by deusx
Yahoo! OpenID: Now more powerful and easier to use (Yahoo! Developer Network Blog)
"We're happy to announce support for the OpenID OAuth Hybrid Protocol, which combines OpenID authentication (sign in) with OAuth authorization (access control) in a single interface. The Hybrid Protocol makes it easy for the hundreds of millions of Yahoo! users to sign into websites with a Yahoo! account, and to enable two-way data sharing of their Profile, Contacts, and Updates, without having to register a new site-specific account or share their Yahoo! password."
oauth  openid  yahoo  web20  usability  ux  from delicious
september 2009 by deusx
GameSetWatch - IGN/GameSpy Shutting Down Classicgaming Fan Sites
"IGN/Gamespy is shutting down its public hosting services as of August 31st, 2009, doing away with its sites and possibly others (e.g. Strategyplanet, RPGPlanet), according to a forum post by Kurt "discoalucard" Kalata."
web20  gaming  deathwatch 
june 2009 by deusx
Social Fresh Cruise, a Netcation | Social Fresh Cruise
"The Social Fresh Cruise is your opportunity to enjoy a Cruise vacation while also connecting with others who are leaders in the Social Media industry. It is a networking vacation; a Netcation if you will. Sharing the unique experience of a cruise is one of the best ways to strengthen relationships with your peers. Although you will be getting away, you will actually be making your network much stronger than if you would have stayed at home and worked. There is no focus on going to tons of speakers and sessions. Instead the focus is on relaxing and personally getting to know one another. Organic, quality discussions will happen. This is the goal."
web20  socialmedia  cruises  facepalm 
april 2009 by deusx
Building Sites Around Social Objects (Live from Web 2.0) - ReadWriteWeb
"This morning at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Jyri Engeström, co-founder of Jaiku and now Google employee, spoke about building sites around social objects. What this means is that the social sites we visit today are not just friend networks - they're also built around objects that connect people with shared interests. These social objects could be anything from a photo on flickr to a video on YouTube or a track on This concept may not be new information to some of you - Jyri has been talking "social objects" for years now. What is interesting, though, is how well this information has held up over time. "
web20  socialobjects  metablogging  social  socialsoftware 
april 2009 by deusx flickredit
"FlickrEdit is a Java Desktop application that allows you to display and edit your photos in a variety of ways. It also allows you to download/backup or upload your photos to and from Flickr. FlickrEdit is written in Java and it uses flickrj framework to access Flickr."
flickr  java  backup  fuckthecloud  web20 
february 2009 by deusx
Robot Wisdom auxiliary: Twitter's two cultures
Twitter's two cultures: Retweeters vs Favrders (RWx-short)
twitter  retweet  favorites  metaublogging  web20 
february 2009 by deusx
Will Obama Break Up Google? (GOOG)
I hope not. Google's not a monopoly - it's got plenty of lesser competitors. They just happen to be really successful. It's easier to live Google free than MSFT free. "Obama's pick to head the Justice Department's antitrust unit, Christine Varney, believes that Google has a monopoly in search and will soon have a monopoly in cloud computing and that the government should act aggressively to prevent monopolies. So will she try to break Google up?"
morons  google  web20  monopolies 
february 2009 by deusx
Citizen Garden Episode 11: Whither Ma.gnolia? on Vimeo
Honest look at what happened to ma.gnolia. Painful, but honest. In a nutshell: Make sure your backups are recoverable, and prove it regularly. Someday, something *will* go boom. It'll really hurt when the data loss is over half-a-terabyte. "This week Chris and Larry discuss the Ma.gnolia's data loss, what is has meant for the service and in the community, and what may be coming in the future."
magnolia  postmortem  socialsoftware  web20  dataloss  fuckthecloud  bookmarking 
february 2009 by deusx
"Web 2.0 is where you have to read TechCrunch every morning to know if you'll be able to get your files that day. "
fuckthecloud  web20  clouds  fortunecookies 
february 2009 by deusx
Cornify - Unicorns & Rainbows On-Demand
"Cornify is the #1 unicorn and rainbow service worldwide, giving websites sparkle around the world."
webdev  cornify  unicorns  magic  web20  sparkles 
february 2009 by deusx
"Don’t blow anything into the Cloud that you don’t have a personal copy of. ... Insult, berate and make fun of any company that offers you something like a “sharing” site that makes you push stuff in that you can’t make copies out of or which you can’t export stuff out of. Make fun of these people, and their shitty little Cloud Cities running on low-grade cooking fat and dreams. They will die and they will take your stuff into the hole. Don’t let them. ... Are you paying for these services? No? You are a sucker. You are giving people stuff for free. ... These are parties. And parties are fun and parties and cool and you meet neat people at parties but parties are not a home."
cloud  web20  ugc  archiveteam  hostityourdamnself 
january 2009 by deusx » A Warning About the Real Cost of Microformats
"Anyway, here’s the question I want to put into the reader’s mind: should one spend time and effort making a frontend into an informal API through microformats, or to instead spend it on building a fully supported API or data publishing system that exists and operates separately? I think my stance is clear - i’m not against the theory of microformats, but i’m certainly going to differ with anyone who thinks it’s practical."
microformats  webdev  web20  data  apis  xhtml 
january 2009 by deusx
timeago: a jQuery plugin
"Timeago is a jQuery plugin that makes it easy to support automatically updating fuzzy timestamps (e.g. "4 minutes ago" or "about 1 day ago")"
timeago  webdev  jquery  web20 
october 2008 by deusx
Google Chrome-Induced Déjà Vu - GigaOM
"Reading the Google Chrome comic strip made clear the parallel to the emergence of QEMM and DESQview: All today’s browsers are effectively single tasking, in that only one tab can be actively processing, say, a JavaScript application at any given time (”inherently single threaded”), yet the tabs are interactive to the point where the misbehavior of an “application” in one tab can impact — and sometimes crash — the operation of the entire browser. Web 2.0 has brought about an array of browser-based applications and activities that require a more robust, stable, multiprocessing browser with each process assigned to its own memory space and associated data structures — which is basically how DESQview operated. Indeed, when I pointed this out during yesterday’s SquawkBox, someone labeled Google Chrome as “DESQview for the cloud.” Talk about “Back to the Future“!"
google  chrome  qemm  desqview  webos  webdev  web20 
september 2008 by deusx
FriendFeed Blog: Loved Songs
I guess this explains why I don't see events on FriendFeed. Funny how it happened almost a year ago: "A number of FriendFeeders complained that was showing up too often in their feeds because we tracked every song you listened to. We updated our service so that we will only publish the songs you explicitly marked as "loved" in We hope this will make the entries more useful and a bit less frequent."
lastfm  friendfeed  web20  lifestreaming 
september 2008 by deusx
Raptr Blog » Raptr Public Beta Launch!
"No more secret handshakes, no more private invites; we’re proud to open the doors to Raptr and share the service in an open public beta! ... Raptr was born out of a stellar team of people who are passionate about playing and discovering games. ... In every case, each game or system seemed to require a separate login before we could even begin to see whether our friends were playing. There was no single place to go to see what your friends were playing - until now. ... Know when your friends are playing ... See how your friends are doing in their games ... Discover new games you might like ... One thing we think is pretty cool about Raptr is that we intelligently recommend games to you that you didn’t even know existed or that you didn’t even know were out yet."
raptr  gaming  social  web20  launches 
september 2008 by deusx
How Yahoo dropped the ball with a pointless 3 year rewrite (from mod_perl to PHP) :
I'm on pretty much the same page as Joshua. I was amazed it launched, which is a credit to the remaining team of heroes. It'll be interesting to see what happens now—given a 2-3 year innovation time-debt, a brand-new bespoke infrastructure, and a load of enqueued we'll-fix-it-laters. Selected joshu quotes: "I think the open question now is whether the remaining team will be able to innovate or be stuck in complicated codebase hell. ... I have significant regret over what ended up happening with Delicious. We could have gone so much farther. ... engineering was focused on the rewrite so nobody had time to replace the old search engine ... They had the technology, but the relevant staff had higher priorities."
delicious  yahoo  web20  reddit 
august 2008 by deusx
Salon Technology |
"I saw the best minds of my occupation destroyed by venture capital, burned-out, paranoid, postal,"
howl  web20  ginsberg  web10  dotcom  parody 
august 2008 by deusx
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life - Avoiding the Second System Effect in Software Development
"Realize You Can't Do It All In One Release ... You Can be Date Driven or Feature Driven but not Both ... Don't Lose Track of What Made the First System Successful"
webdev  secondsystem  reimplementation  relaunch  rewrite  web20 
august 2008 by deusx
Use Fluid to bring mobile web apps to your Mac desktop
"After I discovered Fluid's ability to change browser agents, however, I realized that it has quite a bit of potential to create SSBs for mobile web apps that are a bit more friendly to desktop real estate."
ssb  browsers  web20  aps  desktop  fluid 
may 2008 by deusx
Why There Aren't More Googles
"If you want to get all that value, don't destroy the startup after you buy it. Give the founders enough autonomy that they can grow the acquisition into what it would have become."
startups  web20  google 
april 2008 by deusx
A VC: We Need A New Path To Liquidity
"But who am I to complain? We got paid right? So sit down and shut up. Except I am also a user of these services. I see what happens when a company gets purchased."
vc  delicious  yahoo  web20 
april 2008 by deusx
Adactio: Journal—Mi.gration
"It remains to be seen whether I’ll stay at Magnolia. Even though it is functionally and cosmetically superior to, that might not be enough"
delicious  magnolia  web20  adactio:post=1433 
april 2008 by deusx
Pownce Community Wiki / API Documentation2-0
"Pownce has an Application Programming Interface (API) for anyone to create fun projects with Pownce."
pownce  web20  api 
march 2008 by deusx
NCZOnline - Torn between two lovers
"Yahoo fell on some hard times but never lost her smile. She still wore her pretty purple dresses around town and acted as if nothing were wrong..."
via:yahooza  yahoo  msft  google  web20 
february 2008 by deusx
Wait till I come! » Blog Archive » JavaScript countdown solution
"This is not going to be amazing, but I had to find / write a script like that for every hackday / barcamp I attended so far. Being lazy, I just wanted to create one I can re-use later on."
webdev  web20  hacks  timers 
february 2008 by deusx
Dynamic Bookmarking with Iterasi - ReadWriteWeb
"Unlike other bookmarking services, which simply save a link to a page's location, Iterasi captures the content of a page as it appears at that particular moment in time and saves it in an accessible HTML format with just one click."
bookmarking  web20  tools 
february 2008 by deusx
practicalist: why valleywag brings no pleasure, sucks
"Valleywag isn't a witty gadfly, it's just breaking things to see the pieces, like a little child."
valleywag  web20  siliconvalley  children  blogs  via:yahooza 
february 2008 by deusx
The personal service management console « Jon Udell
"it’s becoming impossible to sanely manage and control our growing numbers of service relationships."
web20  personal  service  mashups 
january 2008 by deusx
Technology Review: TR35 - Joshua Schachter, 32,
"How tags exploit the self-interest of individuals to organize the Web for everyone."
delicious  roots  web20  mit 
january 2008 by deusx
Jaiku users flee to Twitter as a result of Google's neglect
"Unfortunately, Google has allowed Jaiku to languish and is now suffering a backlash from frustrated users who are beginning to mass-migrate to Twitter, a competing microblogging service. "
acquisitions  web20  jaiku  google  twitter 
january 2008 by deusx
Free teleprompter/autocue service. Cueprompter - The online prompter.
"CuePrompter is a free teleprompter/autocue service. Your browser works like a teleprompter -no extra software needed" The Web 2.0 office suite is now complete
web20  saas  teleprompters 
december 2007 by deusx
Nsyght » Blog Archive » New Feature: Nsyght supports oauth
"Over the weekend we quietly rolled out support for the oauth protocol."
oauth  web20  mashups  auth  webdev 
november 2007 by deusx
Pownce: Pownce documents self-promotion API
"You know what an application programming interface really is? An admission that you're too poor, cheap, or uncreative to build all the features your website needs." True, except that anyone who doesn't admit this is lying.
web20  webdev  pownce  valleywag  sandindiaper  mashups  apis 
november 2007 by deusx
Behnke's Blog: November 1st, 2007 - Upon Which Seeds Grow in Bullshit
"“Plant your flowers here! Look at all this bullshit! Something’s just GOTTA grow.” To me, this is what Google did."
blogs  google  bullshit  siliconvalley  web20 
october 2007 by deusx
Automattic Acquires Gravatar « Gravatar Blog
"Scaling happens to be something my company, Automattic, is very good at, and as we started chatting with Tom Werner of Gravatar it became obvious there’s a lot of potential for combined forces"
web20  automattic  gravatar 
october 2007 by deusx – the Blog · Spot the difference
"From the moment Radiohead announced their plans for latest release ‘In Rainbows’ we’ve been itching to see how you, the listeners, would respond."
lastfm  radio  music  radiohead  web20 
october 2007 by deusx
Dodgeball? Jotspot? Jaiku! « Scobleizer
"Imagine if Google made a more open social networking tool than Facebook all via RSS feeds? Stick that into your RSS feed reader and smoke it!"
socialsoftware  rss  feeds  google  jaiku  web20 
october 2007 by deusx
Jaiku | Google Q&A
"Google acquires Jaiku - Jaiku is joining Google. "
jaiku  google  acquisition  web20 
october 2007 by deusx
"Be able to take notes as easily as: + I'm using TwitterNotes and you can even tag your notes: + The fastest way to take *notes* and *tag* them anywhere"
twitter  twitternotes  productivity  web20 
october 2007 by deusx
Your Outboard Brain Knows All
"Sure, I'm a veritable genius when I'm on the grid, but am I mentally crippled when I'm not? Does an overreliance on machine memory shut down other important ways of understanding the world?"
mind  brain  net  web20 
october 2007 by deusx
ongoing · The Intimate Internet
"The Next Big Thing? · Two fearless predictions: it’ll be about a new way to connect to people, and it won’t show up first on either Techmeme or TechCrunch."
socialsoftware  web20  web30  webdev  web  future 
october 2007 by deusx - Five Reasons Why Web 2.0 People Need to Shut The Fuck Up about the Mobile Web
"Actually, I'm not going to give five new reasons, I just wanted a catchy title when I responded to this moron who has absolutely no fucking idea what he's talking about."
mobile  web20  webdev  lists  funny 
september 2007 by deusx
User-generated neologism: "Indigenous content". Many-to-Many:
"Indigenous Content (which is to say “Created by the natives for themselves.”)"
ugc  indigenouscontent  web20 
august 2007 by deusx Microblogging and How the Internet Stole my Blog
"You see, I’ve fallen into that blogging trap where you start to feel as if you have to write a very long and involved essay in order to post to your blog."
metablogging  twitter  microblogging  web20  writing 
august 2007 by deusx - Deploy Google Apps, get fired
"Google says in its user agreement that it will not be held liable for lost data, lost profits or lost revenue, or the cost of buying a substitute product if the Google Apps service fails."
google  gape  googleapps  office  productivity  ajax  web20 
august 2007 by deusx
ASCII by Jason Scott: Fails Under Load
"If you refuse to recognize its importance, if you think of people issues as minor annoyances towards a glory of a newly minted era of freedom midwifed by connectivity, your project will fail under load."
web20  webdev  future  work  collaboration  net 
july 2007 by deusx
Digg - The Konami Code Works on Digg
"This was noted in the Contra 4 DS digg, but it is just so cool everyone needs to know about it. Just use your keyboard to type the Konami Code (Up key, Up key, Down key, Down key, Left key, Right key, Left key, Right key, B, A, then Enter/Return) to expa
digg  web20  gaming  eastereggs  konami 
june 2007 by deusx
Glossy.js (now with IE 6/7 support)
"Glossy.js 1.2 allows you to add corners and shading and shadow to images on your webpages (alternatively: corner.js)."
web20  diaf  badidea  webdev  js 
june 2007 by deusx
Anything to Keep That Traffic Coming In, Eh Zuckerberg? | Digital Daily | John Paczkowski | AllThingsD
"And looking over press coverage of the announcement today, you’d think it was the late ’90s and Six Degrees had made Flooz its official currency and offered free deliveries to all its members."
web20  facebook  platforms  metablogging  webdev 
may 2007 by deusx – the Blog
"Today, was acquired by CBS, a company who had the first commercial radio station in the US, ran a record label (CBS Records), and amongst other things are responsible for several respected TV series (CBS on Wikipedia)."
cbs  lastfm  social  acquisitions  web20 
may 2007 by deusx
yahooza | blog: The price is right. Right now, that is.
"I do miss the Midwest and its simpler way of life. It's not my time to leave yet, but one day, I will miss this place."
slilconvalley  web20 
may 2007 by deusx | More Like This WebLog » If he hires Grace Jones as a bodyguard, look out.
"I’ve been through a downturn. It’s not fun. Without the grace of circumstance, friends looking out for each other, and a working knowledge of Usertalk, the 2001 bust would had been a disaster. Sorry for not being a hard-headed Chicago School sort of
web20  siliconvalley  jamesbond 
may 2007 by deusx
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