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Gerrit Eicker
Re: Since Facebook Owns WhatsApp, Here Are 5 Alternative Messaging Services - by Selena Larson - http://readwrite.com/2014...
"Wondering that you missed Threema? Has huge traction lately." - Gerrit Eicker
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Re: I own less than 100 things now - http://sebastian-kuepers.com/blog...
"Grats! Looking forward to read about this topic." - Gerrit Eicker
Gerrit Eicker
Re: Why Apple, Why Does it Have to Be Like This? The Cold Cynicism of the iBook EULA - http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive...
"There's no such thing as a free lunch; http://eicker.at/TINSTAAFL I'd bet there'll be a pro version of iBooks Author lateron." - Gerrit Eicker
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Re: Scripting News: Google's new search is creepy - http://scripting.com/stories...
"I love it! The more Google is cluttering and complicating its SERPs, the more and better competition they'll get. Lovely!" - Gerrit Eicker
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Re: Scripting News: Google search on iPad - http://scripting.com/stories...
"I'm all in for choice. Not sure why "toggle" is always the last link on the bottom of the page of most mobile/tablet versions." - Gerrit Eicker
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Re: Scripting News: Google search on iPad - http://scripting.com/stories...
"It's the tone of your post." - Gerrit Eicker
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Re: Scripting News: Google search on iPad - http://scripting.com/stories...
"I'm sorry Dave, but I really love the layout and design, especially all "the wasted space": It fits perfectly to the iPad and is beautiful in form and function." - Gerrit Eicker
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Re: After Four Years as ReadWriteWeb’s Lead Writer, Here’s My Next Adventure - http://marshallk.com/nextste...
"Best wishes!" - Gerrit Eicker
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Re: Scripting News: I deleted my Facebook account - http://scripting.com/stories...
"Dave, I'm a long time reader of your blog: 2003/4? ;) - I'd love to see RSS integrated to Diaspora - and I'll try to get you a response." - Gerrit Eicker
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Re: Scripting News: Facebook is scaring me - http://scripting.com/stories...
"Dave, I'm wondering why you didn't state that autosharing is opt-in? http://eicker.at/FacebookLikeB... - Anyway. What really amazes me, is that you're not talking about alternatives? Diaspora is still there, growing, and becoming mature slowly but surely. Isn't it time to talk about it (again, repeatedly, louder)? http://eicker.at/DiasporasFirs..." - Gerrit Eicker
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Re: Scripting News: RSS is supposed to be really simple - http://scripting.com/stories...
"Probably I'll never understand why even heavy onliners don't "get" RSS and RSS readers. Winer's explanation might be right: 1. RSS is not mail. 2. RSS is not mail…; http://eicker.at/RSSIsNotMail - Go, use Fever to effectively filter your filters; http://eicker.at/Fever" - Gerrit Eicker
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"pC: “A question for you. When was the last time you surfed the net? Can you remember when you just clicked around looking to discover new sites or a site to occupy your time? Now ask yourself when was the last time you sat on your couch or laid in bed clicking the remote looking for something to watch on TV. Finally, how long do you regularly spend on Facebook? How much time do you spend checking out your Wall, your friends’ Wall and hopping from profile to profile checking people out? … Everything that the net was 5 or more years ago, Facebook is today. … Facebook is putting out trojan horse after trojan horse and no one seems to care. The only thing FB has not done is create a mobile operating system ala Android/iPhone as a platform for applications. … There is no doubt that this is NOT the direction that Facebook wants to go. They want to remain independent. But just as Apple and Google quickly turned from friend to foes, Facebook will soon be the object that both of those..." - Gerrit Eicker
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"NYT: “On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, lifted the curtain on the company’s plan to spread itself across the Web. I previewed much of the company’s plan in a New York Times article on Monday. It includes a number of new features for users and developers that will make it easy for Web sites to provide ‘social experiences.’ And it will allow users to bring some of their interactions with Facebook friends to the sites they visit. … ‘We are making it so all Web sites can work together to build a more comprehensive map of connections and create better, more social experiences for everyone,’ Mr. Zuckerberg wrote in a blog post introducing the new features. … In a news conference after the speech, Mr. Zuckerberg said the new features would not change Facebook’s fundamental business model, which is based on revenue from ads on the company’s faceboook.com site. He said the plug-ins would not carry advertisements. But he said that as Facebook features spread across..." - Gerrit Eicker
Gerrit Eicker
Is Steve Jobs Ignoring History, Or Trying To Rewrite It? - http://techcrunch.com/2010...
"Great recapitulation, Eric!There's a lot of distress, but there's also a completely changed market: Most consumers don't think about openness today. They are looking for ease of use ... and easy decisions. This "niche" might have already become the main market. A strict dispartment between professional and consuming uses.The race is open..." - Gerrit Eicker
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"Twitter: “We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve entered into an agreement with Atebits (aka Loren Brichter) to acquire Tweetie, a leading iPhone Twitter client. Tweetie will be renamed Twitter for iPhone and made free (currently $2.99) in the iTunes AppStore in the coming weeks. Loren will become a key member of our mobile team that is already having huge impact with device makers and service providers around the world. Loren’s work won the 2009 Apple Design Award and we will eventually launch Twitter for iPad with his help.” Brichter: “Once upon a time I wanted a better Twitter app for my iPhone, so I wrote one. My goal was to make something simple, beautiful, and intuitive. It’s been a wild ride since 1.0, and over the last year and a half Tweetie has gone from a no-name app from a little known software company to an app hailed as one of the best mobile experiences around. It’s been featured in TIME and Wired, won the Apple Design Award, and I’ve had the privilege of working with..." - Gerrit Eicker
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"Apple: “iAd, Apple’s new mobile advertising platform, combines the emotion of TV ads with the interactivity of web ads. Today, when users click on mobile ads they are almost always taken out of their app to a web browser, which loads the advertiser’s webpage. Users must then navigate back to their app, and it is often difficult or impossible to return to exactly where they left. iAd solves this problem by displaying full-screen video and interactive ad content without ever leaving the app, and letting users return to their app anytime they choose. iPhone OS 4 lets developers easily embed iAd opportunities within their apps, and the ads are dynamically and wirelessly delivered to the device. Apple will sell and serve the ads, and developers will receive an industry-standard 60 percent of iAd revenue.” NYT: “Mr. Jobs sharply contrasted the market for ads on mobile phones with the way its ally-turned-rival, Google, had profited on PCs: by running ads alongside search results. ‘Search is..." - Gerrit Eicker
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"SmallRivers: “What interesting links, blog posts, videos and photos are being shared on Twitter by Bill Gates, TechCrunch, the WWF, Stowe Boyd, Fred Wilson, the New-York Times AND the people they find of interest? This is what SmallRivers’ Paper.li project is all about: turning a Twitter stream into an easy to read daily newspaper.“" - Gerrit Eicker
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"Nice. Added a dedicated post about Paper.li now." - Gerrit Eicker
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Employee Tracking in Social Media - http://wir-sprechen-online.com/2010...
"Teneros: “Social Sentry provides corporations the ability to monitor the social networking communications of their employees. Delivered as an easy to deploy SaaS offering, Social Sentry enables businesses to monitor employee activity on all major social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. It provides granular and real-time tracking to eliminate significant corporate risks related to: Compliance issues, Leakage of sensitive information, HR issues, Legal exposure, Brand damage, Financial impact” NYT: “Lewis Maltby, president of the National Workrights Institute, a research and advocacy group, called the automatic monitoring of social networking a ‘disaster,’ and predicted that it would lead to people being fired for online griping, the airing of political views and other innocuous conversation. There is a tendency to react to an off-color joke or complaint that appears online more harshly than to the same comment made in a cafeteria or company picnic. – But he also said that there is..." - Gerrit Eicker
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"Thanks, Beau, LinkedIn works fine now." - Gerrit Eicker
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"LinkedIn: "An Authorization Token was not supplied"" - Gerrit Eicker
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WordPress.com News: Gravatar-Powered Profiles - http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2010...
"Great! You've been waiting for a very long time now. - What about social networking?" - Gerrit Eicker
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"Automattic: “We’re continuing the tradition of complete openness and transparency that Gravatar (and WordPress) has been known for, so nothing you put into your profile will be locked behind proprietary APIs or a scary terms of service – what you choose to share in your profile will be open to the world. – You’ll find some cool features on the new profiles: you can have a gallery of your favorite photos, add a variety of contact methods, and link your other profiles. Every linked account is verified so you know it’s not an impostor, and we also might be able to do cool stuff in the future like aggregate your content or update your avatar in multiple places when you update Gravatar.”" - Gerrit Eicker
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EuGH erlaubt fremde Markennamen für AdWords - http://wir-sprechen-online.com/2010...
"Heise: "Der Internetdienstleister Google verletzt laut einem heute veröffentlichten Urteil des Europäischen Gerichtshofs (EuGH, C-236/08 bis C-238/08) beim Verkauf von Schlüsselwörtern in seinem Dienst AdWords, die Marken von Konkurrenten entsprechen, nicht das Markenrecht. Google dürfe es Unternehmen erlauben, durch den Kauf von Markennamen bei Suchanfragen in der "Anzeigen-Spalte" zu erscheinen. Der Internetnutzer müsse jedoch klar den Hersteller oder Anbieter der angepriesenen Ware beziehungsweise Dienstleistung erkennen können – also beispielsweise, ob es sich um Werbung des Herstellers des vom Internetnutzer eingegebenen Markenprodukts handelt oder nicht. Im Einzelfall müsse darüber das nationale Gericht befinden."Beck: "Der Gerichtshof führt aus, dass der Werbende dadurch, dass er die Referenzierungsdienstleistung kauft und als Schlüsselwort ein einer Marke eines anderen entsprechendes Zeichen auswählt, um den Internetnutzern eine Alternative zu den Waren oder Dienstleistungen..." - Gerrit Eicker
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"Google: "We stopped censoring our search services - Google Search, Google News, and Google Images - on Google.cn. Users visiting Google.cn are now being redirected to Google.com.hk, where we are offering uncensored search in simplified Chinese, specifically designed for users in mainland China and delivered via our servers in Hong Kong. Users in Hong Kong will continue to receive their existing uncensored, traditional Chinese service, also from Google.com.hk. Due to the increased load on our Hong Kong servers and the complicated nature of these changes, users may see some slowdown in service or find some products temporarily inaccessible as we switch everything over."NYT: "While the decision to route mainland Chinese users to Hong Kong is an attempt by Google to skirt censorship requirements without running afoul of Chinese laws, it appears to have angered officials in China, setting the stage for a possible escalation of the conflict, which may include blocking the Hong Kong search..." - Gerrit Eicker
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"Hitwise: "The market share of visits to Facebook.com increased 185% last week as compared to the same week in 2009, while visits to Google.com increased 9% during the same time frame. Together Facebook.com and Google.com accounted for 14% of all US Internet visits last week."" - Gerrit Eicker
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"Be careful when adding sugar: overdosing helps harmful micro-organisms more than your plants. Dextrose is a better choice than regular sugar." - Gerrit Eicker
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"Pew: “Digital delivery is now well established as a part of most Americans daily news consumption. Six in ten Americans get some news online in a typical day – and most of these also get news from other media platforms as well. – Yet it remains unclear how best to count the audience online. … It remains as unclear in 2010 as ever how to monetize the growing audience. The year past was a time of experimentation for all kinds of entities, – but many have yet to materialize and others have little yet to show in terms of real dollars. The most established revenue source, online advertising, saw declines for the first time since 2002. … The year past proved important for social media establishing themselves as a part of the media ecosystem. The power here had less to do with reporting than serving as a place for people to quickly come together around an issue that they feel passionately about to share concerns, pass along information, offer financial contributions and in several cases..." - Gerrit Eicker
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