Archive for June, 2008

OZIA 2008 is go

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Eric Scheid has confirmed that OZIA 2008 is at the Stamford Plaza in Double Bay on 20 & 21 September. So I have booked my flight for OZIA 2008 and WDS08 and my accommodation for both conferences, and I am not the only one. So why I so excited about a conference, 4000 kilometres away, […]

Goodbye Newsgator, hello Feedly

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

In the past few days since it’s release Feedly has been generating a huge buzz, a quick look for Feedly on Summize(Twitter search engine) gives you an idea of the impact this extension for Firefox 3 has had on early adopters in that time. Up until the beginning of this year, I was using Bloglines […]

A quick history of conversation on the web

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Conversation has been a hot topic on the web recently, with TechCrunch, Duncan Riley, Alex van Elsas and Julian Baldwin amongst others. The main concern seems to be that new comments solutions are taking the conversation away from the originating web page. The opposing view is that conversation in the real world it is fragmented. With different people joining and leaving the conversation at different times.

This got me thinking about …

On my way home meme take 2

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

After getting tagged again by Ruth and speaking to Miles who was visiting the State Library to work on his special project. I decided to have a second go at the On my way home meme. This time a more typical trip home, by train and bike, last Friday. Leaving the library on a Friday […]

Twitter, Plurk and FriendFeed as discussion tools.

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Following up from my previous post on Conversation vs Noise. This is about carrying out discussions, this is not about status updates like “I just had baked beans on toast for dinner”, nor is it about the reliability of the service (given Twiiter&#8217s recent problems). This is purely about using the service to carry out conversations with intelligent people, yes there are people like that on the internet.

A few changes happening around here

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

If you happen to be reading this post through my website, you might notice a few changes. Which should be hopefully be the first of many, it is time I dragged this blog out of 2006, the last time I did any major changes into 2008…

Plurk, Twitter, BrightKite, Hellotxt,, FriendFeed et al can they work together?

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Conversation vs. Noise

The title might sound like linkbait, picking on some of the new darlings of social networking, but my question is should we be the services using them in combination, flooding the channels with a lot of noise and little chance of conversation.

Confessions of a blank generation alpha geek

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Blank Generation

It started a couple of weeks beek reading Nathanael B’s post on Gen Y workers in the Gen Y workplace. I thought I better check that I was Gen X before commenting, so off to the authority of wikipedia …

My way home meme

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Ben tagged me with the my way home meme, and being busy last week, I ignored my feed reader until the weekend. I had originally thought I should do it in reverse, take the photos on my way to work and reverse them, because I start work late and return home late in the dark at this time of year. I also chose to take the photos last Monday, which was one of the few stormy days of the year and instead of riding my pushbike to the train station, I took the bus. So here is my trip home on a stormy winter night.

WDS08 are giving an iPhone away and I want to win it.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Do I want one of those brand new 3G iPhone, YES. But I will wait until what will and see what is going to happen with the offers by all the major telcos in Australia, before committing…