Monthly Archives: May 2008

The Fall of twitter (and the rise of tumblr)?

I have been a fall of twitter for sometime now, but they are having serious problems due to their architecture .
(See here Twitter Technology Blog: Twittering About Architecture). I hope they get it resolved soon, before it is too late.

I have also been a fan of tumblr for some time too. So I thought it was interesting that twitter is updating their
Twitter Status using tumblr. Perhaps more people will start using tumblr as a result. Tumblr is great and worth considering.

A Brief Timeline of Blogging Engines…

Ten Reasons Gen Xers Are Unhappy at Work

This is a great article on Ten Reasons Gen Xers Are Unhappy at Work

Anyone from any generation, either a manager or a non-manager, should read it.

I find that I am on the cusp between Gen Xers and the Baby Boomers. I am technically at the end of the Baby Boomers, but I don’t feel like I belong to that group.

Perhaps this is why Bell is trying to limit bittorrent

According to, Bell launches video download store.

Read the article and decide for yourself.

Want to learn more Web 2.0 applications? Ask Jott!

Well, actually, check out Jott Links for a list of Web 2.0 apps that work with Jott. You will likely see one or two (or 10!) you have never heard of.

The use of web 2.0 in American politics

Katharine Q. Seelye of The New York Times had a good article on how Hillary Clinton — and others — are using blogs, twitter, and other approaches on the campaign trail. For example, Clinton…

“…held her first blogger-only conference call on Friday, phoning in to about 40 bloggers from the campaign trail in Oregon.

And the campaign has stepped up its use of Twitter, a social-networking service that sends short, text-based posts, to make real-time calls to arms.”

Businesses and other organizations could take lessons on how American politicians use social computing for their benefit.

P.S. For all those asking “why use twitter?”, you now have at least one (of many) answers.

Annoyed by ad spam on Facebook? Here’s how to turn it off (2008 edition)

2013 update: note, this may no longer work. I am keeping the post, but you may want to look for a more current blog posting on this topic.

You might not be able to tell from this title, Silicon Valley Users Guide: How to avoid being a Facebook shill like VC David Sze but this article tells you how to modify your facebook settings to turn off annoying ads.

Don’t worry, most people won’t. And even if they did, well don’t worry: coming up with new ways to direct advertisements to you keeps marketing folks in work.