Of late, I’ve noticed that Gawker is too much of a tongue in cheek blog. Most of their headlines are scathing, almost as if they’re doing so to get more hits on the site. First they criticized App.net and called it snobbish and a waste of money and now they published a headline about Obama on Reddit that sounded like they got paid by the anti-Obama camp to do the headline. I don’t understand why they’re doing it and if it’s succeeding, but this gold-digging behavior on Gawker’s part does not bode well for the website. No one wants to keep listening to the lone rants of an angry man (both articles are by Adrian Chen) and we as netizens would much rather look at brighter sides of the stories than concentrate on the first bad thing that comes to mind.
Whenever a trend comes to the social network scene, it comes with a flood of apps and services that do the exact same thing. I recently signed up for a service called TimeHop. It’s a neat service that emails you every day with details of posts that you made on your various social networks exactly […]
After I wrote about App.net’s apparent culture problem today in this post, I read some more about it. Specifically, I went ahead and read the API Spec. Then, I came upon this article by Matthew Ingram on GigaOm that talked about how App.net is not really a twitter clone but a lot more than that. […]
I’ve been reading a lot of discussion on App.net about how the concept of reblogging/retweeting is going to grow on the network. Since I don’t know how the idea of a retweet (RT) grew on Twitter, I went hunting for information. Turns out, Wikipedia details out the growth of the RT on twitter in this […]
I am an avid reader. I go through scores if not hundreds of articles every day. Most of these articles are about technology. Why technology? Because it makes for interesting reading. You see, once you read the headline of a tech article, you’ve kind of gained enough insight to know what the article is about. […]
I’ve been reading a lot of LaunchTicker. For those who don’t know, it’s a service by Angel investor Jason Calacanis where news is aggregated and placed in a platter for you to consume, no added commentary or blogger ideology attached. Interested? Check it out here – LaunchTicker Live The reasons why I like LaunchTicker are many, […]
Hey all, Seems I’ve discovered a pretty good tool for Mountain Lion users. If you want to get Facebook notifications in your Notification Center in Mountain Lion, you can go to this website here and download a tool called Facebook Notifications. Of course, if you don’t know, you’ll have to go to your System […]