My Bitcurrent blog post on how Twitter should have designed the retweet function.Read More
So I wrote this post about how Twitter’s new retweet design is broken and offering a different suggestion of how they should have redesigned their retweet interface. Dave Winer (inventor of RSS and prominent blogger) wrote about the subject on scripting.com, and recommended people read my post! Wow. Now, I’ve just checked Google, and when you search on “twitter retweet design” my post comes up first, above the post by Evan Williams, founder of Twitter about why they designed it the way they did.If that’s not an endorsement of what I wrote I don’t know what is! Now, at the risk of stroking my ego too much, I will stop. But it’s nice to enjoy a moment of Internet “fame”. Read More
I think the strongest message of last night’s Challenge Your World event was this excellent short video by Sebastian Baptista from Uruguay. A simple idea, powerfully conveyed. Technology is not the answer to every problem.
I haven’t used this yet but it looks rather good. If you have tried it add your comments here.Read More
I recently received the attached email (names blurred out to protect those concerned)In it, I am told I can get a free licence for a product if I add a link to my blog. While it’s nice that somebody thinks my blog has a value, this is definitely not the way to get me to endorse a product.
And you may be able to increase the likelihood of me writing about it with some reward – if we’re already at step 4 – ie I’ve decided I like it and am open to sharing my experience.
But the reward has to be of value. A license for something I’ve not used is not a reward. And this email gives me no incentive to care about the product.Read More