Flickr founders flee

Flickr’s founders, Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield are leaving Yahoo. The company, which has been pursued (and dropped) by Microsoft, has seen a slew of high profile defections. Technorati Tags: yahoo

Alexa competitor

Google has extended its Trends service to include data on sites. Now you can enter domains and get back data on daily uniques (you have to sign in to get the numbers). You can compare more than one domain by adding another separated by a comma. Searchengineland has the skinny. Technorati Tags: Google, metrics, rankings, […]

Widgets trying to be free

Amnesty Hypercube aims to let widgets live wherever they want, according to TechCrunch. The software, available currently only the Mac (but with a Windows version promised shortly) allows conversion from desktop to web-based widgets in various formats. Is this the start of a whole interconnected ecosystem of widgets? I wonder if we can use this […]


The way social apps can authenticate against each other has taken usability to a whole new level. But it makes you think how cataclysmic a security breach on one account could be. The new iPhone Blog-it app, for instance, easily created links with my Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and Google identities.

Jolly Journalists

Not all journalists feel put upon and under pressure in this multi-media world. At least that’s the presumption behind the which aims to capture up beat soundbites from journos happy to be alive. Technorati Tags: journalism

Reputation systems

Yahoo! has produced a guide to reputation systems with discussions about which system is right for your particular type of application. Some of the types described are: the competitive spectrum (points mean prizes); named levels (like rank for enthusiasts) and numbered levels (does what it says on the tin). As they say: A person participating […]

Facebook – the journalist’s friend

The Online Journalism Blog posts an answer the the question "how can journalists use Facebook?" As a way to find contacts As a way to find special interest groups (particularly niche ones) As a news source via status updates (not convinced about that one) By setting up your own groups to bounce ideas off Convinced? […]