More Earth presence on Mars

Call me an optimist, but I think it’s inevitable that Earth-folk will eventually be wandering over Mars. Eh, not sure if it will happen in my lifetime or in my children’s. I’m taking a long term view on this. But last night, one more entry has been made in the time line: NASA set down […]

Plaxo is acquired by Comcast, Zyb by Vodafone

Ok. This is last week’s news. But, I am not seeing much discussion about this. Why? Mashable picked it up right away. But not one person commented on Plaxo’s own site (link below). Is this significant? Does it matter? Does this remind you of 1999 when Telcos bought Web-heads and did nothing with them? FWIW, […]

Mechstreams – when machines start lifestreaming with us

Ok, so lifestreaming is the rage of ’08, what with SocialThing! and Friendfeed and all similar services hogging all the attention. But I also see something that’s been bubbling under the surface that I call ‘mechstreams’. I see machines edging in as equals in our lifestreaming services, sending out streams of data indicating what they […]

links for 2008-05-13

Nokia will kill Google – Cat Calling (tags: google nokia advertising adsense mobile industry businessmodels microsoft yahoo)

links for 2008-05-12

Social media focus groups (tags: crowdsourcing marketing social SocialMedia twitter Research marketresearch crowd_sourcing mahalo) THINK / Musings / Dimensionalizing the web [via GigaOm] I hope these five areas have helped define and frame how to think about alternative data dimensions on the web. (tags: noise web webDesign webdev strategy interesting internet interface design)

SwitchAbit as the great data switchboard in the cloud

Just stumbled upon this (no longer remember how): Link: At SwitchAbit, Twittergram Shares a Common Future – GigaOM So what is a SwitchAbit? Think of it as a web services switchboard that allows you to plug any type of content from one service (say Flickr) to another (say Twitter) — or even between multiple services. […]