November 2007 Archives
November 30, 2007
I'm at our company editors' conference today.
It's interesting to compare it to last year's conference and, in particular, what you can see in this picture:
From a small handful of us having laptops open last year, now quite a large number of the attendees. The pic looks a little like ones I've taken at tech conferences…
We're a little closer to being a true web company…
A thought-provoking look at the worst aspect's of The Guardian's blogging experiments.
November 28, 2007
The downside of the popularity and ubiquity of free Wordpress themes.
[Facebook] bears the hallmarks of the kind of pump-and-dump service that sees us as sticky, monetizable eyeballs in need of pimping. The clue is in the steady stream of emails you get from Facebook: "So-and-so has sent you a message." Yeah, what is it?
Short version: they run ads against your content, but only occasional users see them.
Are professional bloggers killing their interest value for revenue?
Nice example of the problem with Facebook Beacon
How the geeks conquered the media…
Drupal 6 is getting OpenID. Ooooh.
Coming out of the disillusionment phase, then…
November 27, 2007
OK, so the 18 month lock-in ain't great. And only having one network isn't making me happy. But there are lots and lots of reasons why this wee iPhone is changing my thinking. Post in progress…
November 25, 2007
November 19, 2007
The problem with having a job where you help other people blog, is that is leaves you too little time to blog yourself...
However. I'm enjoying a quiet little catch-up with my RSS feeds in a Starbucks located, in a slightly sinister manner, just off the A3 in the middle of nowhere.
It's been almost literally a life-saver, though, as I was dangerously close to nodding off at the wheel while on the drive back to London.
However, now that I'm well-caffeinated and my blog addiction is fed, I can set off for sunny Lewisham with a somewhat larger chance of making it home alive...
November 18, 2007
I'm probably the last person to have come across this, but it's still useful:
Despite all the current focus on Facebook, the game's far from over for MySpace.
November 17, 2007
November 14, 2007
November 5, 2007
November 3, 2007
And what an interesting six years it has been. Back then, my Livejournal was just something that a bunch of friends were doing, and that would be interesting for me to take a look at as well. I was blown away by how easy it was to publish, and suddenly saw the implications for publishing in general and journalism in particular. Six years on, blogging is my job, as a direct consequence of my decision to set up a Livejournal all those years ago.
The smallest decisions can have the most dramatic consequences…
My first step into the blogosphere is still visible on my Livejournal. Try not to laugh too hard.