Category: Web and Tech

San Diego Fires and Google

San Diego Fires and Google

| October 23, 2007 | Reply

First, as a resident of San Diego, our hearts and thoughts go out to all of our friends and fellow Southern California families who are experiencing losses with the four blazing fires that have swept through the San Diego county.   It was also really cool to see how the community was able to use […]

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Can’t Find What You Want on YouTube?

Can’t Find What You Want on YouTube?

| September 5, 2007 | Reply

“Browsing YouTube is like panning for gold dust in a shallow river of dung”

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Folksonomy and Social Tagging Grids

Folksonomy and Social Tagging Grids

| August 30, 2007 | Reply

Over the next few months, we are going to be a living experiment in converting a hierarchical site to a more circular tagging site. We realize that we cannot possibly keep up with the ever-changing creative outlets that our users want to learn about. What we believe is that over time, our users (who are the experts) will tell us how things should be organized, and we will use that data to develop tighter social graphs, more relevant search results, and a more fluid overall experience.

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Social Networking Sites and Engagement

Social Networking Sites and Engagement

| August 28, 2007 | Reply

I believe the true litmus test over the next three years will be for social sites to create a safe, usable, and truly integrated tool set where users can connect and share among their group of 150 people or less.

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Cool photo tool

Cool photo tool

| August 20, 2007 | Reply

Want to spice up your photo set? Check out this cool new tool by Animoto. This took me about 2 minutes to do. Just import your photos from Flickr, wait for it to be rendered, and auto-post to your blog.

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.NET to LINUX conversion

.NET to LINUX conversion

| August 13, 2007 | 3 Replies

“The initial results are showing that our site is running about 60% faster now. Here is a comparison chart of three main pages of our site and the size before and after. Overall, it’s a 25% savings site-wide on performance.”

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Nightlife Social Networks

Nightlife Social Networks

| August 10, 2007 | Reply

…it’s more valuable to their customer to have a solid group of people and reviews within my geographical area. I’m in San Diego. I don’t care about clubs in Chicago. I want to see hot girls and DJ’s in LA, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.

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Craigslist Simple Business Model

Craigslist Simple Business Model

| July 27, 2007 | Reply

In a world of constant pressure to maximize the bottom dollar, it’s nice to see Jim and Craig’s wild success with a very simple formula: Focus on the customer – keep the site clean – keep troublemakers out. I love that model… Link: Craigslist Chief Having Too Much Fun to Exit – Mergers, Acquisitions, Venture […]

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Mobile Phones As Mass Media: Models For Content Distribution – Part 2 – Robin Good’s Latest News

Mobile Phones As Mass Media: Models For Content Distribution – Part 2 – Robin Good’s Latest News

| July 23, 2007 | Reply

Mobile has the ability for personalization that being tethered to a computer simply does not have.

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Ning has came a long way

Ning has came a long way

| July 22, 2007 | Reply

With the new roll out, it looks like the team has hit a home run (or at least extra bases).

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