We've seen what Gmail, Twitter, and Delicious look like in paper, but what about Flickr, YouTube, and others? Sean Flannagan over at Deeplinking has put together a gallery of site prototypes that have been constructed out of paper. While tools like Adobe's Thermo and the freshly launched Balsamiq are making this less of a necessity, some of the best ideas are scribbled out on wet cocktail napkins right?
Internet provider halts plan to track, sell users’ surfing data http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/24/AR2008062401033.html… Read more
For all you Twitter addicts, here's meat for another tweet: The company has closed another round of financing, this time led by Spark Capital, along with Jeff Bezos' investment entity, Bezos Expeditions.
Bijan Sabe of Spark has also joined the company's board of directors. I'm trying to get a hold of a live, human being at the company, which makes an e-mail (or Twitter account) its only point of contact with the outside world.
As such, we're left to rely upon Twitter's uninformative press release for the rest of the details, which aren't many. … Read more
Why the LHC Won’t Destroy the World http://news.slashdot.org/news/08/06/23/134251.shtml
The test client only plays Seesmic videos at the moment. It doesn't let you record them. Seesmic won't be updating the Twhirl client for everyone until recording is added. That's due in a few weeks. Following that, although it "will take a while," will be a version of Twhirl that lets users show their Twitter, FriendFeed, and Seesmic feeds in one window. That'… Read more
Just when you thought that your ADD couldn't get any worse, the guys at MyHome 2.0 have built a Twittering Teddy Bear. Considering that Twitter has been historically unreliable you should be guaranteed at least a bit of quiet now and then.
I pretty much gave up on Twitter after the IM shut down and the spotty SMS...maybe if I build one of these my baby will feel a deeper link to my inner-most tweets?
Stone: Our first priority is reliability, and getting that nailed is no small feat. But there are a lot of new features that our users have been asking us for. We are listening.
Q. What is the most requested feature?
A. Grouping has consistently been high on the request list and is high on the list of what we are considering. … Read more
Seesmic, which recently acquired the AIR Twitter client Twhirl (download), has shipped a new version of the software. There are minor improvements in Twitter functionality, mostly designed to keep it from requesting too many updates from the Twitter API, which produces the dreaded "limit exceeded" message if you use the app too enthusiastically. The Twitter service, which used to allow clients like Twhirl to fetch updates 60 times an hour, dropped its limit to 20/hour during the Steve Jobs keynote; it's only back at 30/hour as of this writing. Twhirl can now adjust its update … Read more
Today is the day of Steve Jobs' Apple WWDC keynote. Very exciting! But it's a sad day for Twitter fans who are watching the service, already suffering from weeks of intermittent problems, collapse under the load of people who are tying to use it to talk about the Stevenote.
There are at least two initiatives for people, like me, who can't just walk away from our old friend: Summize and Twiddict.