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  • Farewell Google+: “Save your Google+ content before March 31, 2019”
    Today in Google shutdown notices: You’ve received this email because you have content in Google+ for your personal (consumer) account or a Google+ page you manage. This is a reminder that on April 2, 2019 we’re shutting down consumer Google+ and will begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts. Photos and videos from Google+ in…

  • SmugMug and Flickr: Best wishes, we’re in this together!
    Got this email the other day: We’re excited to announce that Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug, the photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers. SmugMug has a long history of empowering people who love photography and who want to improve their craft, making them a perfect fit for Flickr and our creative community….

  • Squished expression and the President of the United States
    Is Trump’s Twitter a Public Forum and the Limits of the Law by Eric Segall has me thinking quite a a bit about this question: WHAT IS TWITTER? I think about the Presidential Records Act and what it says about the things the President does in his official capacity. I think about the fact that…

  • In 200 years someone will wonder what the heck AIM was.
    In 2003 I blogged this to AOL Journals: I once had a fellow student give me this aphorism which i really like: the more competencies you have, the more deviancies you are allowed. blogging via im makes it easy to blog and not get really distracted into writing something good. the downside is that it…

  • GetGlue → tvtag → /dev/null
    Formerly GetGlue, tvtag is shutting down on January 1, 2015. You can get your data out.
  • My Open Source Report Card
    THE OPEN SOURCE REPORT CARD based on GitHub accounts, like mine. e.g.: Joe is a high caliber Javascripter. Joe is a hump day hero who seems to work best in the morning. Joe’s behavior is quite similar to pdokas‘s but pdokas spends more of their time commenting on issues. It would also be impossible to…

  • Tumblr, continued.
    Well, hello, happy new year. It’s time to get back in the swing of things after a long hiatus. Back in March of last year, I wrote a long piece about Chris and I blogging over at Well, We have not stopped. Just assume the good posts are all by Chris and not me….

  • Mom playing Words With Friends on her iPod Touch on the front porch
    My Mom played this game with my Sister on a little iPod touch here at the house. When Leah and I arrived here in November of 2009 we introduced more and more technology. Leah taught her to use her cellphone to send text messages. It was a blast to get messages from my Mom with…
  • TPM Barnett on social networking technology
    It’s about the people and relationships first, technology second: I think one of the reasons why such connecting technologies get underappreciated or underused is that we manage to cast the whole process as some revolutionary new mode of behavior, when it’s not. The same interpersonal skills apply, it’s merely the scope and speed that changes….
  • A Movie About Chatroulette
    I have not used it. This movie encapsulates why Chatroulette is cool, and also why I probably won’t ever use it. Waxy pointed to this video first, I think. Danah Boyd writes about what is extraordinary about the Chatroulette. There are a few curse words in the video.
  • On Foursquare, nobody knows if you’re in the North Pole.
    (title of this post modeled on “On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.”) Puzzle & Processing maven Jim Bumgardner had quite a week! In his post Mayor of the North Pole today he detailed the shenanigans he got into playing with Foursquare, The Foursquare API, and curl. I saw him speak at BarCampLA 7…

  • Stack Overflow Reputation
    It’s been about a year since I have been on Stack Overflow. Stack Overflow is a site for computer programmers of all skill levels to ask and answer questions. It works pretty great, and I have gotten some good answers there. Stack Overflow uses a point system to measure reputation as a number. It also…
  • Yahoo! Updates (migration from Yahoo! 360)
    Moderately interesting. Another piece of data in the migration of everything on the web towards a Facebook-style or twitter-style update stream. Dear Yahoo! 360° and Flickr User, We’re contacting you because you shared your public Flickr photostream on Yahoo! by configuring photo-sharing in Yahoo! 360°. On July 23rd, as part of the closure of Yahoo!…

  • Web pages are dead. Long live web pages. (If they’re made of people)
    Here’s how San Diego Blog looks today, not bad, and certainly better than it’s looked in a while: In November 2006 I sold San Diego Blog. I started it in 2003,, and had a good run I think. But by 2006, I had moved away from its namesake city and was dealing with other…
  • Yahoo! Mash Shuts Down
    Huh. Okay. You can see what my Mash profile looks like today only at I wonder what Yahoo! will do in terms of social networks now? I think they’re focussed on OpenSocial, whose aim is to federate social software. I guess if you can’t build something standalone, build tools to embrace and extend other…

  • Gmail Bozo Tag
    I subscribe to several mailing lists. A beelion years ago we used to call these things “listservs” — basically it’s an email address that is an alias for a whole group of people, and when you send mail to it, everyone on the list gets a copy. WebSanDiego was my mailing list for a long…
  • Clay Shirky at 2.0 Conference
    I didn’t go to the Web 2.0 Expo last week, but I did read Sassy’s concise wrap up. Some video from the conference is out there, here’s social software thinker Clay Shirky: Here’s Clay’s writeup.