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Paul Kedrosky
Love these dashboards Bloomberg creates around breaking econ issues. No-one does it better. http://tweetphoto.com/23490571
Mitchell Tsai
Amazing Street Chalk Drawings - http://virallabs.net/topic...
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wow... I'd love to see these "FLAT" chalk drawings in real life. Never seen anything like them... - Mitchell Tsai from Bookmarklet
that guy is simply amazing ...what a great eye for dimensional art - Susan Beebe
San Rafael, CA has a festival in June where you'll be able to see some. http://www.youthinarts.org/ispf... - Spidra Webster
It's a real talent to be able to design those. They only look right when viewed from certain angles. - Spidra Webster
AnnaLisa Fayette just posted a ChalkPeace event on Facebook (Which is what reminded me of this ancient FriendFeed post) http://ff.im/gAcn2 http://imaginepeace.com/archive... - Mitchell Tsai
Kol Tregaskes
Eco-Friendly Van Meets All-in-One Mobile Home | dornob #shareit - http://dornob.com/eco-fri...
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"The Volkswagen Microbus is a classic - even to those of us born after its time. Arguably unlike the newly remade Beetle, this remake of a VW classic is remarkably true to the original on the outside - but on the inside it is a bio-diesel hybrid stuffed full of high tech gadgetry and eco-friendly innovations." - Kol Tregaskes from Bookmarklet
*swoon* - Nicķ
sounds awesome. live the hippie dream, only it probably costs about $50,000 or something. - Thomas Hawk
It's kinda cute. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Not a fan. Then again, didn't like the original ;) - Mo Kargas
wow, you can buy an awful lot of pot with $129,000. - Thomas Hawk
Want. - Ken Sheppardson
Want!! - Sarah Perez
Very intriguing. How much steel is in that thing? Chris, that would be my next question after fuel consumption: how safe is this thing? And I agree, when we can go back to making transportation that costs less than a small home, we may have achieved something amazing. ;) - Melanie Reed
However, I have heard (and I'm not remembering where at the moment) that there has been a movement growing of people seeking alternative housing and substituting things like this as the new "mobile" home. - Melanie Reed
AWESOME! - Ronald S
@drewdomkus ... you need this for your move! - Ronald S
So wanting one! Cute ^__^ - Neya
Hehe, it's dinky, isn't it? :-) - Kol Tregaskes
It looks like it could almost fly in the first pic. ;-) Well, maybe not. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Looks a bit different than the 76 Kombi @imbutafool and I owned several years ago - ThePicMan
Oh, shit, it's so beautifull! - Igor Kuzmin
Everyone is loving this! We should have an FF one and use it to travel to all the FFers around the World (like Pea seems to be doing ;-)). Hehe. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Look it is my retirement home. - John Flynn
Oh no, don't say that, John. That puts me right off it. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
I want one! - TranceMist
I've owned 5 VWs, two of which were split window vans. I'd love to have another, this is awesome! - Rick Bucich from twhirl
I have had more VWs than other cars...starting with a 71 Superbeetle, and a Split Window Microbus. I would LOVE to have something like this. - Kreg Steppe
Good for grandparents to visit grandchildren and children through the European continent (or another one as well)...nomadism-revival! - Isabelle Ayel
wow i posted this a while back and now can't seem to find it for some reason. friendfeed's search function really sucks! - Cee Bee
Want. Cannot afford. - Jules
Cee, really? I find FF search is pretty good. - Kol Tregaskes
I love this Mobile...owned a few Vdubs, lived in a VW camper, but this is off the hook..I would become a true nomad with this... - bcultral
It's just so cute, LOL! - Kol Tregaskes
love it - chance
Perfect for the recession :-) - Richard A.
I'd like to have something like this, something small. What do you really need? A bed, perhaps a TV and room for your computer. Then you can live anywhere you like, in theory. - Kol Tregaskes
so cute ;) - sakura
Richard, agree. No council tax bill, no utility bills, just petrol I guess? - Kol Tregaskes
I Love this - Nima
Who is this Canadian designer Alexandre Verdier? Seems like he is on Facebook, Linked In but I can't seem to find anything else about him. - Brian Sullivan
We had a wesvalia built Micro when I was a kid. I loved that thing. It was a little flimsily built; but boy it was perfect for my family of campers and road-tripping warriors. Too bad this one is so pricey - Bill Rawlinson
Bumping some old good posts. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Mona Nomura
The only way I'd go camping. ;)
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Been there, done that. Many, many, many years ago, we brought computers to a week-long music festival just so we could play games. - Akiva
Akiva, you went to burning man? Sweet! Tell all... - Pete D
Hah, no. It was a regional festival. - Akiva
That guy needs to ditch his eMachines and get a MacBook Air. - Louis Gray
What in the hell resolution is he running at? The IE icon takes up the entire screen. - Akiva
I wonder what battery he used... - Ming Tsai
He's writing "e"-mail - Morton Fox
.LOLz - .LAG liked that
Wiindows Fit - Jemm
L ... O ... L - Mike Reynolds
LOL that would be my bf! - Brandy Lea
Dude. Get a Shuttle case at least. - Cyndy
Heavy pc and crt, ok, but the subwoofer too? You know how heavy those things are? This would work in space maybe. - Josh Haley
And I wonder where it's getting powered from. Is there an extension cord behind him, or maybe he's got a generator attached to his feet? - Costa Walcott
But which way would it point? Or should there be two, one aimed at his face, and one on the visor of his hat, to see what he can see? - Ordinarybug Heather
It's a 'Trojan Horse'!! The hollowed out tower contains 8 Macbook Airs, 25 iPhones, a G1™[product placement by Google] and a handful of Newtons - just waiting to be deployed! - Micah
There is a distinct lack of cup holder. - Rochelle
True... where does the Mountain Dew go? Or coffee or Jolt Cola or whatever caffeinated substance he drinks? - Ordinarybug Heather
Rochelle: thats what the CD Drive tray is for. - Roberto Bonini
Hmm, needs more counter-balances on the front. Right now it's just a touch off-center. :D - i80and
*bump* - Micah
*bump*^2 - imabonehead
WIN! - TheHenry
COOL! :d - selma hurkan
either that or my laptop and my Rocket stick with me lol - Rob Cairns
Louis Gray
TweetDeck: New Twitter AIR App With Summize Integration, Groups - http://www.louisgray.com/live...
what is this twitter AIR app #1000 :) those things things mate more the bunnies! - (jeff)isageek
Now, now, Jeff. I mentioned in the article that I typically prefer native apps or Web apps to AIR apps, but this one is very interesting, at least to me. I dig it. - Louis Gray
im just trying to be funny...hehe good post btw. - (jeff)isageek
Wow, twhirlscope down -- gotta try this out - Shey
ah! and I was wondering why my twitter vanity search hit on that topic as I do not like the air apps. but grouping actually would be a reason to try it out. problem: as long as twitter decimates the request rates it is unreliable, but a first step in the right direction. will download it now ;) - Nicole Simon
Louis, I think you're right - there is still innovation happening around Twitter, fortunately. The fact is there is still a huge audience on Twitter and that audience still has the potential to be monetized. I'm even building something around Twitter at the moment. There is still that threat though, that developers could leave if Twitter keeps neglecting them - it's in the back of the mind - Jesse Stay
"feels" like Twhirl. Wish it had FF support...if it does it wasn't obvious from the website. I agree with others that I'd really like to see these Adobe air apps with some better skins - Rob Neville from twhirl
"Now, now, Jeff. I mentioned in the article that I typically prefer native apps or Web apps to AIR apps, but this one is very interesting, at least to me." - That's part of why I like the platform so much. Most people like native apps but AIR apps are pretty easy to build so there's bound to be a few that people really like. (Ryan - rstewart@adobe.com) - Ryan Stewart
Bump, for good times - Jesse Stay
Mona Nomura
Windows Vista Source Code Leaked - http://i29.tinypic.com/10gidzr...
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love - mjc
I laughed out loud haha - Mona Nomura
return LotsMoreMoney; :P - Bee
fantastic - you have a fine reservoir of good material Mona - PaulJohnson
Hardware incompatibility error; Driver incompatibility error. if (still_not_crashed) HAHA @Paul: Thank you, for your words. :) - Mona Nomura
HOM C# :O - Hossein Norouzi
C# doesn't use include-directives - they'd be using. That's some pseudo-C :P - Jemm
I'd love to do similar joke about OSX or Linux, but I'd be too afraid of a mob attacking me due to blasphemy ;) - Jemm
hahahaha!! It's supposed to be funny, you guys! - Mona Nomura
ha ha ha *snort* ha ha. Joni, it's Mona#++SE.NET - Kevin L
You couldn't do a "source code leaked" joke for LInux! - Kevin L
Mona: it is ;) klecu: ah :) Now I know how Powershell got its code name.. "Monad" - Jemm
HA! - Mona Nomura
There's a bug in there. Where's the if statement immediately inside the if still_not_Crashed condition that checks "If(bootLog.BootsSinceLastCrash >2), throw new BSOD();". - The Fat Oracle
funny - but i've never had a problem with Vista - in fact I'm a Mac owner who LOVES vista. take that - andy brudtkuhl
LOL :) - AJ Batac
Joni: Nobody makes fun of Unix-like operating systems, or they have me to answer to. :) - James Rishabh Mishra
Mona - Did YOU do this ?? :) - Charlie Anzman
That can't be it. Where's that call to sleep() ? :) - Morton Fox
I'm pretty sure I saw that in the background of an ad in Linux Format a while back, actually. Something extremely similar, anyhow. - i80and
love it! - Geoff K
while(!crashed) { laugh(); } - imabonehead
Why are the Firefox name's here? - huacnlee
lmfao at the commented out "Welcome to Windows 2000" - Eric Kerr
omg, Akiva needs to see this - Josh Haley
seven is just a line away - Alfredo 亜瑠布れっど
Robert Scoble
Google searching Twitter? OneRiot does it already » VentureBeat http://venturebeat.com/2009... (Very cool, and very different from friendfeed/t search).
Checking "OneRiot" right now. Had not heard of it previously. - David Damore
I think data mining via search is going to become so complex and so accurate that a price can't be set on it's value. Searching the worlds data is going to make it possible for systems to manufacture new facts and stories, will it be an accurate truth or a version of the truth? Still fasinating stuff. - Owen Greaves
hey Robert - thanks for the shout out. new release drops at 9am (in about 30 mins). For those checking it out now... come back soon and give us your feedback :) - Tobias Peggs
@Tobias Peggs: Look forward to that. Playing around with it right now. Will the change be noticeable? - David Damore
check it now :) would *love* feedback. - Tobias Peggs
Also playing with OneRiot and TweetMeme today... - andy brudtkuhl
Was curious as to what a search for "oneriot" would turn up, unfortunatly site crashed my iPhone browser - William
@william - ug, apologies, first day jitters. however, watch out for an optimized m. in the coming weeks! - Tobias Peggs
I was about to take a look at OneRiot but then saw the Tweetmeme search. Hard to see how I'd move from using Tweetmeme for another site now that they have the same feature. - Kevin Kuphal
Kol Tregaskes
Formula 1 Grand Prix in Spain: Live Chat on FriendFeed [ 10th May 2009 ] #friendfeed #f1 #formula1
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Anyone watching the race today? - Kol Tregaskes
sure...c'mon Massa! :-D - bevero
I'm watching it online today: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1... - Kol Tregaskes
Button for me, bevero. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
:-) About 30mins to go. - Kol Tregaskes
let´s do this! - Remo
good lewis is doing great... the sun is out. - Remo
Remo, well he's 14th so that's not great. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
no his gf on the grid said lewis was doing great because the sun was out. - Remo
how can i look at this feed without the sidebar? i did it last time - Remo
Alejandro, agree, could be fun.:-) - Kol Tregaskes
thanks - Remo
Remo, also if you click on the timestamp again you get the same page as that link. - Kol Tregaskes
ah you changed it, smart. - Remo
Nope, it's always been like that on the new UI. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
And I didn't change anything. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
lol - Remo
I'm here. Come on, Jensen. - James Myatt
looking at it - Remo
Welcome, James. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
go go go - Remo
damn - Remo
So how do we think think this race will go? - Kol Tregaskes
Darn the BBC feed is delayed. :-( - Kol Tregaskes
has it started? - ralphsaunders
Yep. - Kol Tregaskes
awesome - ralphsaunders
Refreshing feed to see if I can catch up. - Kol Tregaskes
*is watching on tv* - ralphsaunders
OK, got a refreshed feed I think I'm back on time. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Nice. :-) BBC feed looks OK now. Just let me know when the safety car goes in and I'll see it the time matches the feed? ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
sc is still out - Remo
kimi 10th - Remo
62/66 - Kol Tregaskes
yep - Remo
Nakajima is fastest. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
sc in - Remo
yeah - ralphsaunders
...soon - Remo
Soon here too. - Kol Tregaskes
yeah saftey in this lap - ralphsaunders
SC in now. - Kol Tregaskes
go go go (again) - James Myatt
Go!!! - Kol Tregaskes
hehehe - ralphsaunders
Good move from Webber! - Kol Tregaskes
look at this - Remo
button got fastest sector 3 - ralphsaunders
looks like Massa can keep up - Remo
Any footie fans here? I've bumped the chat again here: http://ff.im/2JXcQ - Kol Tregaskes
15 cars left. - Kol Tregaskes
I wish I could select which cars to view :P - ralphsaunders
That would be cool. Have you tried the Ceebies commentary on BBC Interactive? It's very funny. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Leis is 12th atm. - Kol Tregaskes
not yet... link? - ralphsaunders
Link? - Kol Tregaskes
lol i must look like such a geek. I got two monitors and a tv playing F1 :P - ralphsaunders
oh is bbc interactive not online?? - ralphsaunders
On TV yeah, sorry. It might be on the Ceebies site? - Kol Tregaskes
*checks - ralphsaunders
isn't ceebies a childrens channel? - ralphsaunders
Yeah, that's why it's funny. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
can't see it - ralphsaunders
Ah well. - Kol Tregaskes
Hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
Button fastest lap. - Kol Tregaskes
Glock in. - Kol Tregaskes
One of the Brawns coming in. - Kol Tregaskes
Button in. - Kol Tregaskes
damn - Remo
Ah, next time, Alejandro. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
another ferrari down - Remo
Oh dear. - Kol Tregaskes
Button back out in second. - Kol Tregaskes
Barrichello in and out back in first. - Kol Tregaskes
Very short stop though? - Kol Tregaskes
Oh, Kimi done... - Tony
Alejandro, shame you cannot get the BBC coverage. I had problems with Justin.tv yesterday the feed was OK for a bit then it started channel hopping then stopped altogether. - Kol Tregaskes
Massa and Vettel are ahead of Button. :-( - Kol Tregaskes
Well according to the commentators but the stats yeah otherwise. - Kol Tregaskes
no they not - Remo
Remo, agree but the BBC commentator says they are, not sure what planet he's on. - Kol Tregaskes
is barrichello on a 3 stop? - Remo
That's what they suggested - James Myatt
Remo, yep sounds like it. - Kol Tregaskes
Remo, thanks for the sub BTW, just picked up the mail. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Button now on "Plan B" while Barrichello is on "Plan A" - James Myatt
Hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
Rosberg in. - Kol Tregaskes
Is he out in front of Button? - Kol Tregaskes
you're welcome, I added you before but you so much of a power user that you basically hi-jacked my feed :) - Remo
I share a lot, just filter me, hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
I comment a lot too, so you just can't win with me. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Cool, Button 2nd!! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Ah, hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
green tea yeah - Remo
I like tea over coffee, but just one cup-a-day-man here. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Remo, ditto. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
coffee coffeee coffeeee - ralphsaunders
Yuck. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Haha. - Kol Tregaskes
Fisichella in atm. - Kol Tregaskes
is a 3 stop for barrichello smart? won't he come back in traffic - Remo
fisichella out - ralphsaunders
barrichello in - ralphsaunders
He's in again. - Kol Tregaskes
Button first, hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
seems like its pit lap :P - ralphsaunders
Barrichello out in 4th. - Kol Tregaskes
Lewis in then out too. - Kol Tregaskes
Hamilton to stop again - James Myatt
Hope you're right. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Barrichello is behind Vettel and Massa, so he won't be able to make the progress he needs to on this stint - James Myatt
What a weird strategy. he did his second pitstop before the second half of the race. - Remo
Seems a little odd yes. - Kol Tregaskes
almost like barrichello plays the same role as he did with ferrari. - Remo
yep - Remo
They are telling him to hurry up, LOL! - Kol Tregaskes
Barrichello is slowing down compared to Button. - Kol Tregaskes
couldn't be that much - ralphsaunders
humidity 54% - ralphsaunders
BBC feed stopped. :-( - Kol Tregaskes
no i still got it - ralphsaunders
your internet couldn't keep up :P - ralphsaunders
No it's not that, just stopped. - Kol Tregaskes
Running again, need to refresh though, as it's delayed again, annoying. - Kol Tregaskes
Ah, OK. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Yep and out now. - Kol Tregaskes
yeah, out now - ralphsaunders
Alonso in. - Kol Tregaskes
barrichello can finish before massa and vettel but he not going to catch button... - Remo
and massa is slower on hard than vettel by a half second - Remo
Button in. - Kol Tregaskes
Out in 3rd. - Kol Tregaskes
I think? - Kol Tregaskes
curious what button does on hards - Remo
Button first. - Kol Tregaskes
Barrichello in 2nd. - Kol Tregaskes
webber 3 - Remo
Hmm, not sure what its using, Javascript maybe. - Kol Tregaskes
Not in theory. - Kol Tregaskes
Ah, cool. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Hamilton is 9th, was 7th. - Kol Tregaskes
yeah the app uses java - ralphsaunders
Ah, I was close. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
lol another stop for massa - Remo
Really? Oh dear. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
is that f1 in brazil? if the winner finish do they still play that soft-porn tune? I love that. saw a Brazilian replay of massa's first win in brazil. (schumi last race) - Remo
barrichello still has fastest lap lol - ralphsaunders
Yep. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Vettel passes Massa. - Kol Tregaskes
yay - James Myatt
LOL. - Kol Tregaskes
a lap short? - Remo
Who? - Kol Tregaskes
indeed, eek - James Myatt
Massa - James Myatt
I missed who they were talking about. - Kol Tregaskes
Oops. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
He needs to slow down and save fuel. - Kol Tregaskes
Button laps Hamilton, hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
massa has not enough fuel. - Remo
Andy, yeah, good luck to him. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Last lap! - Kol Tregaskes
there is alonso already - Remo
Massa really slowing down, hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
Alonso passes him. - Kol Tregaskes
Button wins!!!!!! :-D - Kol Tregaskes
yayyyyy - ralphsaunders
Massa 6th? - Kol Tregaskes
atm kolbot - ralphsaunders
deary me hamilton isn't on the ball this season. - ralphsaunders
It's Kol BTW, ralphsaunders. ;-) Changed my name as a joke by another FFer. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
So Massa doesn't finish but gets 6th? I don't get it. - Kol Tregaskes
good win for button, the gap in the standings get to big though. - Remo
he crossed the line - ralphsaunders
he crossed the line 6th! - bevero
he didn't make the outlap - Remo
Massa not in the top 8 - Kol Tregaskes
12th - Kol Tregaskes
bbc didn't bleep it :P - ralphsaunders
According to the stats I just saw on the BBC coverage, Massa is 12th. - Kol Tregaskes
Very confusing. - Kol Tregaskes
wasn't you the guy who said kovalainen was 2nd on your feed - Remo
Who? - Kol Tregaskes
Well thanks for joining the chat guys, always fun. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
dunno live timing here for me says massa 6th - Remo
Thanks, Alejandro. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
"Felipe Massa crawls across the line in sixth, just 1.6 seconds ahead of Nick Heidfeld." - ralphsaunders
yeah was fun. next race Monaco, take care everyone. - Remo
Love Monaco, see ya Remo. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Back in 2 weeks, see ya everyone! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks, again! - Kol Tregaskes
Great Race. i thoughly enjoyed it. - Roberto Bonini
Must follow along with you guys some time... as it is i had to DVR- the race again..... - Roberto Bonini
Yes you must, Roberto. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
mathew ingram
Frank Rich has no real solutions to the future of journalism, but he describes the problem well: http://www.nytimes.com/2009... [via @rhh]
Fred Wilson
Re: One Thing You Don't Need To Be An Entrepreneur: A College Degree - http://www.avc.com/a_vc...
"All good points but the anti college sentiment is telling. College education costs too much and delivers too little for too many" - Fred Wilson
ImJustCreative
Apple Form Factor Evolution - http://edibleapple.com/wp-cont...
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It amazes me how many of these I've owned! - Kim Gordon
Louis Gray
Social Media isn’t about numbers, it’s about relationships - http://www.shootingatbubbles.com/index...
aren't relationships an output of numbers? - Thomas Power
@ChristineLu has taken a unique approach to this, and hidden her Twitter Metrics on her homepage..... - Mike Shields
IMified
FriendFeed Jabber/Gtalk IM bot - http://blog.imified.com/index...
I think this is the origin of story!! March 26 was when I added the bot to my gTalk..!! - Jigar Mehta
I like having each service as an individual contact. Much easier. Can we see the same for Pownce? - Chris Nixon
Well, IMified has taken bot to a next level.. I even created a customized option to check my google calendar appointments for today (a quick schedule for today) by interacting with bot! Not sure, if they have one for Pownce.. - Jigar Mehta from bTT
One year later. Just bumping this because it's the one year anniversary of the only item on FriendFeed to get more than 400 likes. (452 at the moment) - Ken Sheppardson
Hi i am charles Camil ,i want to know you - charles
FFing Enigma
For Pea: Biltmore House, the largest private home in America - http://biltmore.com/our_sto...
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This is where the movie "Richy Rich" was filmed. Built by George Vanderbilt in the late 1800s, opened in 1895. "Building Biltmore was, at the time, one of the largest undertakings in the history of American residential architecture and the results were astounding. Over a six-year period, an entire community of craftsmen worked to build the country's premier home. The estate boasted its own brick factory, woodworking shop, and a three-mile railway spur for transporting materials to the site." - FFing Enigma
a bit like my place :o/ - Rob Sellen :o)
That's got to be Google Earth'd. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
I can I just say: SIX YEARS?!? How in the name of all that is holy did they finish this in six years? I can't even get my garden planted in three!!! - FFing Enigma
It is a nice place. I've been there a few times when we lived in NC - RAPatton
But does it have wifi? - Micah
Eh, kind of small for my tastes. - Mike Nayyar
It was also the location for the Peter Sellers movie, "Being There." - Rebecca Lasley
w00t!!! Pea, Friday night works great for me, and if you're seriously thinking about going to Biltmore on Saturday I'll give Adam a call and see if he can get you a discount tour ticket (and maybe see if he can hook you up with a room in Greenville Friday night). It's less than 1.5 hours from here so you could head out early Saturday and have a nice day up there. And it's not quite their busy season yet, so bonus. - FFing Enigma
If you want to stay at a B&B close by, I _highly_ recommend the Biltmore Village Inn! Pricey but very worth it! - Paul Reynolds
Yeah i got forefathers that helped build that place in Asheville....I think Asheville is one of the most beautiful little cities in America....without the population that is.... - bcultral
Recodnised it from the movie instantly :) - Roberto Bonini
People around here often refer to Asheville as San Francisco East. - Rebecca Lasley
hhhhhhhhhhhhum, nice - Veeee
Oh, whatever. My 1 TB hard drive has got more space than that house. - James Rishabh Mishra
Went there when I was a kid. It was astonishing. - Akiva
A lil privacy please...as to my pad. This isn't MTV Cribs. - sofarsoShawn
I got reprimanded at Biltmore by a fellow tour-taker for taking photographs because the flash was "harming the antiques". When I pointed out that I was not using flash, she said I was harming them anyway. Sigh. - Andy Roth
The Palace of Versailles is not impressed :-) - Todd Hoff
Yeah, Asheville is a great town. Highly recommend Jerusalem Tree and The Lobster Trap for eats for anyone passing through there. - FFing Enigma
I just visited the Biltmore In October when i did a trip to ATL and SC. Was able to get some great pics of the outside and the grounds. It's such and amazing place. I was bummed they ban camera's inside. Even tried to sneak a few with my phone. LOL - Autumn Robertson
Where'd you go in SC, Autumn? I'm in Greenville, about 60 miles from Asheville. - FFing Enigma
Tina, my dad's side of the family is from Canton, NC. That's near you! - Rochelle
Why yes it is Rochelle! You should come visit the next time you... Well, the next time you're coming to visit =) - FFing Enigma
I've never actually been to NC. One day, though! - Rochelle
Secret: My Folks are from Enka Candler...We have a Mt named after our family there. Holloway Mountain and my other side is in Hominy Valley.... - bcultral
I was in Greenville!!! I have family out there. I went and visited Carmen first in ATL and then drove to Greenville to spend the rest of my trip with family. - Autumn Robertson
GAH!!! Well heck, let me know the next time you're through here. I have a standing offer to buy any FFer a beer/coffee/beverage of their choice when they're in town. 9 months in and someone is finally taking me up on the offer on Friday... - FFing Enigma
Will definitely hold ya to that!!! :) - Autumn Robertson
Tina - Take a screen shot of this. Send it to the marketing manager and tell them you'd like the travel agent commission. (Sorry, can't help it). PS: Up in this region, it's the Mohonk Mountain House (Upstate NY) .... extraordinary! http://www.mohonk.com Views are incredible. - Charlie Anzman
Charlie, that's beautiful!! - FFing Enigma
heeyyy, I've been there. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Yeah ... Been there when I was doing the 'travel' SEO thing. Nice fringe benefit :) They didn't put TV's in until just a few years ago. People preferred it that way. Also, your car needs to be capable of climbing a huge hill without overheating (really :) Near New Paltz, NY - Charlie Anzman
seems like way too much yard work. i spend weekends in my yard as it is, how do they find the time? - Lou Paglia
Lou, it's a privately owned property but they have a very full staff for the grounds and the house. - FFing Enigma
Tina, I know. I was joking. LOL. (give me some credit) What do you think, they just pull their john deere out of the shed out back? :) - Lou Paglia
Lou, I know people who would LOVE to try and tackle that space with their John Deere! =D - FFing Enigma
I believe they would only try it one time. :) But guess you just put on the iPod and go back and forth. For some, it is probably peaceful. - Lou Paglia
It is a nice place. They produce everything they need on the Estate...from Beef to Wine. - Kreg Steppe
wow - that's ridiculous! - Susan Beebe
awww - I thought the house from 'being there' was typical of the houses rich people lived in - this has ruined it for me. - Robin Barooah
Mike Fruchter
hunter walk
Photos Of Abandoned Newspaper Racks Tell The Industry's Story - http://www.businessinsider.com/abandon...
Photos Of Abandoned Newspaper Racks Tell The Industry's Story
Isn't this partly because cities are moving to multi-paper boxes to remove sidewalk clutter? - Andrew C (✔)
wow, this is stunning evidence of old media death - Susan Beebe
http://www.boingboing.net/2009... ... see the update. (My own experience in SF is that most corners, at least in the downtown core, have the multi-boxes.) - Andrew C (✔)
except it's not evidence of old media death, it's a change in policies which led to the replacement of these individual boxes with a different type. - Chieze Okoye
I say: sayonara. Save the trees! - anna sauce
grant fox
Obama Orders Treasury Chief to Try to Block A.I.G. Bonuses - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2009...
President Obama vowed to try to stop the faltering insurance giant American International Group from paying out hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses to executives, as the administration scrambled to avert a populist backlash against banks and Wall Street that could complicate Mr. Obama’s economic recovery agenda. - grant fox from Bookmarklet
"A.I.G. executives say that they are contractually obligated to pay the bonuses to their executives, including those who are part of the A.I.G. division where the company’s crisis originated." Hmm, what if that's actually true? No matter, it surely isn't actually true, at least not for all of them. - ⓞnor
If you are contractually obligated to pay a bonus, why isn't it "salary"? - Bret Taylor
Easy way around the contract problem. Give the folks who are set to get these bonuses a choice.... take the bonus and lose your job. Refuse the bonus and keep your job. AIG has failed so spectacularly that they need billions in bailouts so I can't see the problem with firing a few of the folks responsible. - Jeff Jones
Yeah, 'cause we may as well throw out all of our contract laws also. Who needs them? The government will keep us all nice & cozy. Now run along. - Craig Eddy
Contracts can be renegotiated. For instance, the gov't basically required the UAW to renegotiate their contracts when GM was bailed out, and something similar could have happened with AIG. - Larry Greenfield
Corporate thieves.. come on lets call a spade a spade !! - Peter Dawson
That's fine Larry. But what this sounds like it class envy, pure and simple. Just like we rarely see a definition of "rich" when we hear "tax the rich", I'd like to see what "executive" actually means. - Craig Eddy
I rarely hear "tax the rich" at all outside of straw-man arguments. And being upset that people who work for me are being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for their abysmal performance has more to do with agency and accountability than envy. - Jim Norris
Ahhhh.. you knew the right wing class warfare drivel would be spewed forth sometime in this discussion. Come on Eddy, after eight years of the greatest transfer of wealth from the middle class to the top 5% it's "class envy" to be outraged about taxpayer money going to pay bonuses for the people who caused the need for the bailout in the first place? Get another schtick.. no one is buying that one anymore. - Jeff Jones
Bret: A contractually obligated bonus can differ from a salary because the bonus is usually set by some sort of performance metric, whereas salaries are fixed. Those metrics may no longer seem sensible to you or I, but the contract stands. Larry: You can only renegotiate if the counterparty has a reason to come to the table. The UAW did; these guys don't, really -- they will take their money and split no matter what. And unlike the UAW, these are many contracts with many individuals. - ⓞnor
Jeff: "Take the bonus and lose your job" is probably exactly what they are hoping for right now. Wouldn't you, if the bonus was millions of dollars, and the job was with a pariah company in federal receivership? Unlike the UAW workers, these guys don't care about keeping their job. - ⓞnor
"these guys don't care about keeping their job" ... amazing how some presume to speak for "these guys" and (more than likely) have no idea who the hell they're talking about. The worse thing to come of all this (besides the fact that we did it at all) is the de-humanizing of the corporation. This isn't some anonymous evil mastermind that's getting this bonus. - Craig Eddy
Craig, who's demonizing who here? Contractually guaranteed bonuses are common at financial firms, but only for people making a very large amount of money. I'm just saying that it's very likely the recipients of AIG's contractual bonuses have no reason to want to trade their bonus (likely millions of dollars) for their job (which kind of sucks right now), and that's why the UAW comparison is not a good one. - ⓞnor
But I am very happy to say that the wealthy individuals who engineered a system of "regulatory arbitrage" (fraud) creating one of the greatest concentrations of unaccounted financial risk ever known, which is now holding the world hostage and requiring hundreds of billions of taxpayer money, can do without their bonus this year. You can howl about envy and class warfare all you like, but they fucked up massively, the government bought them out, and they can now eat their damn crow and go home. - ⓞnor
ⓞnor++ - Kevin Scott
Again, let's not assume that "wealthy individuals" are the onces getting the majority of these bonuses. Especially since the Washington Post dispels that misinformation in a recent article: "some of the upcoming bonuses are relatively modest once they are divided among employees. About 4,700 people in the company's global insurance units are receiving $600 million in retention pay. In... more... - Craig Eddy
"AIG's top seven executives, including Liddy, already agreed in November to forgo their bonuses through this year. Last week, AIG agreed to restructure bonuses for the next 43 highest ranking officers at the company, who are to receive half of their bonuses -- which total $9.6 million" - Craig Eddy
So it appears that MOST of this bonus money was offered to employees as retention bonuses: stay on board through these tough times. Those employees agreed to stay, and now they're promises are threatened by the very entity that was supposed to bail this company out. Would you stay? - Craig Eddy
Hutch Carpenter
Reading about WordPress's new microblogging offering 'P2' http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2009... Looks great, perfect for internal company tweeting
Every day I believe more and more Twitter is to microblogging what Compuserve and AOL were to the world-wide web in the early 90s. Those betting their hopes on Laconica being the solution are kidding themselves, though. - Mark Trapp
Jaiku works perfectly for internal company "tweeting" too. You should check it out. http://bit.ly/jaikuengine - EricaJoy
It's strikes me as noteworthy that when Twitter was having issues a few months back, there was a lot of noise related to the fact that the blogging/publishing model obviously couldn't scale, and that it would be necessary to go to a messaging (e.g. XMPP) backbone. Then Laconica rolled out with a RDBMS publishing model on the back end, Twitter did whatever they needed to do to work around the problems, and now everyone just seems to be assuming once again that it's the proper model. - Ken Sheppardson
...i.e. that all you have to do is slap a theme on Wordpress and you've got a scalable microblogging engine. - Ken Sheppardson
Looks like another prediction coming true: http://staynalive.com/article... - Jesse Stay
Heh Jesse - you're right. Prediction #1 comes true. - Hutch Carpenter
The problem with this approach is it's all still working on a backbone that was built for blogging, not microblogging. I haven't looked thoroughly, but it would seem scalability would be tough with this approach. - Jesse Stay
Also, how will it work with OMB? Or how are they working with others to standardize how it will communicate with other microblogging platforms? - Jesse Stay
Jesse: Did you make that prediction before or after they rolled out the Prologue theme in January 2008? ;-) http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2008... - Ken Sheppardson
Ken: when everyone is creating their own microblogging service for their own purposes, the question stops being "how can I use Twitter to do X" and becomes, "how can we get all these services talking to each other?" Think Email: I can set up a mail server on some 10 year old equipment. Will it scale to 10 million people? Definitely not. But it serves a specific purpose and can talk to all the other mail servers without a hitch. Laconica, for the reasons you described (among many others) is not the solution. - Mark Trapp
Nice observation Mark - Hutch Carpenter
Robert Scoble
I don't care if you fake follow me. I don't define myself by who follows me, but I define myself by who +I+ follow! I follow smart people who teach me things and put interesting stuff in my view. If you stop, or prove to be a jerk or a troll, then I'll just unsubscribe.
All I can say to that is, you better enjoy a lot of good German brews while you're there. It's non-sequitor, and that is what you should expect from me. - Pete D
Wait. Isn't Robert Scoble just Alex Scoble's older brother? - Akiva
Pete, the correct spelling is "Mississippi." And Robert, "The Metro" and "Take My Breath Away" are really good songs. And I think you'd agree that the content that you obtain from your subscribees is more important than your subscribee count. It's a content game, not a numbers game. - Ontario Emperor from fftogo
Akiva: yup, Alex is my younger brother. You can't really blame him for how he is. I used to beat him up. Of course, he gave me my issues with authority. He told mom. :-) - Robert Scoble
Pete: Rocky already found a bar that has hundreds of beers. I have a feeling we'll be seen there once or twice between now and Sunday. - Robert Scoble
Robert, he seems to be doing all right so far! - Akiva
Great example of being quality-centered instead of market-centered... do what you love and a market will find you... - Justin Long
@Akiva, yeah, robert scoble uses his last name to get by on alex's gig. - Morgan Warstler
Akiva- You are the man...that's the funniest stuff I've seen since the whole Korn of the Blog thing. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
[courtsies] - Akiva
@Pete - I just want you to know that your non sequitur above ended up inspiring dozens of non sequiturs on FriendFeed this evening. I hope you're Melvin about that. - Ontario Emperor from fftogo
LOL@Akiva!!!! - Rahsheen
That's one of the many things I like about FriendFeed: how many people follow you isn't displayed at the top level. I hope that doesn't change. I think a lot of people on Twitter (and other social networks) only obsess over their followers/friends just because everyone else can see it. I also think that's why a lot of people don't like FriendFeed... you've got to give substance to get substance. - Paul Reynolds
@Ontario I've stopped shaking my fist, just so you know. - Pete D
Agreed - I don't think I'll ever "fake follow". I'd rather just unsubscribe - those I follow I try to pay attention to. - Jesse Stay
How does one 'fake follow' a person? Is it hard? Is it fun? Can I do it? - Michael Moran
I agree with you Robert as I don't see any valid reason for me as an individual to fake follow anyone! - Joe Dawson
Yeah @robert, how or whats "fake follow" ? - Arjun
Agree on this, though I think from a feature perspective it's a smart one! - Vinodh Nandakumar
That's my take on it 100% - JP Holecka - Jaypiddy
NEW (February 25): Of course two weeks ago I started auto following again. Why? Cause Direct Messaging on Twitter is broken. But here on friendfeed I have a different philosophy. I am using lists to follow specific people and segregate those out from other people. So I can keep the geeks who talk tech separate from my brother, for instance. - Robert Scoble
That said, I assume everyone is smart until they prove otherwise. :-) - Robert Scoble
i just wish people would stop talking about following in general :P - Terry O'Fee
This would have more credibility now Robert if you protested the capping of manual follows at 2000 until you get followers of that number and can move on now. You got to autofollow with abandon; today normal people are capped on manual follows. Unfair. - Prokofy Neva
Holy hell, this thread is 6 months old! - coldbrew
Who's this Goon posing as you? http://friendfeed.com/e... imitation is the finest form of flattery? - sofarsoShawn
I would agree with Garin, followers/following is not important, but discussion is. BTW, Loic is very good a starting this type of arguments (must be his French side). - Jeremy Chone
dont worry, matt. there's about five or six conversations of the same discussion now. - Terry O'Fee
lol - I really enjoy your posts and convo - I learn many things - and thanks for the laughs too : ) - Mark Harai
I'd respond to this thread but necro-posting creates zombie threads and zombie threads eat Brrraaaiiinnnnsss! :P - MarkCarras
Robert you have alot to teach and you seem teachable also-sign of a good journalist. - earlewallace
LOL - Terry O'Fee
lol - Arjun
Robert Scoble
Seth Godin's Blog: Personal branding in the age of Google - http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_b...
I won't hire anyone I can't find details in Google about. So, make sure you feed it good stuff about you. That's why I think it's necessary to blog now if you're looking for a job. But Seth's post reminds you to blog about what you want to do and make sure you think about the consequences. - Robert Scoble from Bookmarklet
"Everything you do now ends up in your permanent record. The best plan is to overload Google with a long tail of good stuff and to always act as if you're on Candid Camera, because you are." - V Mary Abraham
V Mary: at Microsoft we taught each other to always pretend that everything you said would get onto the front page of the New York Times. - Robert Scoble
Robert: We understand this, but how do we help teens eager for an FB page understand this? - V Mary Abraham
I agree, It's good to know what those people think you will be working with - Helge V. Keitel
V Mary: my son, who is 15, was talking to me about that last night. He said he doesn't put a lot of weird stuff on his facebook or myspace pages because he knows other kids will use it against him. His friends bug him about that too. - Robert Scoble
As a college student, I actually think a lot of "millennial" types monitor pretty closely what's on their social network pages. They may make poor decisions about which pictures are appropriate, but believe me, a lot of thought goes behind it. Just because there's Facebook, MySpace, and Google doesn't make drinking and drugs any less "cool" in college. - James O'Malley from twhirl
To bring this into real life, too, last night I was listening to two guys who were griping about being laid off. Both had weird punk haircuts. Both had bad attitudes. Neither were talking about creating something that would get them noticed in the global marketplace, just that they had been screwed by the system. They might have had a point, but it wasn't going to get their jobs back. Get a haircut that tells other people that they are professional and upstanding. Then go volunteer time somewhere. Geesh. - Robert Scoble
i've preached this to my teens constantly, what you do online lasts forever and even if you think it's in a closed network like fb that only you're friends can see it doesn't matter, it will surface - the frontpage of ny times is being replaced by search filters and bots - i'd rather see folks own their brands via ownership of their profile(s) and a domain that's theirs that maintains pointers to everything they want to publish/share about themselves and their interests - mike "glemak" dunn
In the long run, all stupidity on Facebook (and like places) will be forgiven... There'll be so much dirt on everyone that nobody cares anymore. Private live doesn't say much about one's professional performance. It's just that everyone wants to pretend that they're very well behaved everywhere.... This masquerade will slowly disappear. - Meryn Stol
"Get a haircut that tells other people that they are professional and upstanding. Then go volunteer time somewhere." Indeed. It's so sad to see people with a victim-attitude. - Meryn Stol
"The best plan is to overload Google with a long tail of good stuff " I like that bit. - Meryn Stol
+1 Meryn! Stop being so buttoned up and just have fun! - Brad Williamson
There is no such thing as privacy anymore. Everything is public and saved for ever. It is harder and harder to control your personal brand. Bruce Schneier wrote an interesting article yesterday. http://tinyurl.com/c74rxa Here is a short quote : "Welcome to the future, where everything about you is saved. A future where your actions are recorded, your movements are tracked, and your... more... - Tapio Kulmala
I'd like to clarify that I think that one's personal life doesn't matter, *as long as* someone displays a good professional attitude. Hopefully this shows from your Google search, or similar. - Meryn Stol
If someone's haircut is how you judge them, I believe that can be adequately described as superficial. Who decides what a "professional hair cut" is? I don't think a haircut has anything to do with a victim attitude. - coldbrew
"a haircut has anything to do a victim attitude". Objectively, you're right, Coldbrew, but if your potential employers truly dislikes your haircut, it decreases your chances of being hired. Doing everything you can to adapt to the environment if you're in trouble is the only right strategy. Otherwise, you're just blaming the environment, which won't bring you any further. If you're in an environment where people don't care about your haircut, all the better for you. :) - Meryn Stol
Robert, it sounds like your son has his head on straight. My impression is that is quite rare among teens who often seem to feel that they are exceptional (invincible?) and just won't get caught. - V Mary Abraham
coldbrew: Malcom Gladwell and others teach us that job decisions are made in the first 30 seconds. So, having a professional looking attire may make the difference. It sure does with me. I don't want to work with people who look unprofessional. Yesterday I visited Cisco. I noticed that the guy who met me was wearing a suit and tie. He sure isn't going to hire you if you wear a ratty t-shirt, have tatoos showing, and have a punk haircut. - Robert Scoble
Thankfully, in Boulder, it is seen as odd to wear a tie. It is exactly this type of attitude that makes me appreciate co-founding my own organization where we set the values, and they have nothing to do with appearance (ok, maybe the sales person's appearance is linked to performance). - coldbrew
I worked for a CEO once that wouldn't hire people that were overweight because he believed it demonstrated a lack of self-respect. Obviously, we had to part ways :) - coldbrew
Coldbrew, I like your "tolerance", but accepting others "intolerance" is part of life. That is, if you're on the needy side. - Meryn Stol
coldbrew: exactly. But I bet you have your own little biases on hiring. I know I have mine. Of course I still hired Rocky, who rides a Harley, has tatoos, etc. So there. :-) Funny enough, though, he was sort of forced on me at Podtech and we found that we got along after a while. - Robert Scoble
It didn't matter, he was judging by appearance like Scoble is suggesting is ok. - coldbrew
Ok, Scoble, I should have guessed these were mere guidelines, but I'd rather encourage people to base their decisions on things like productivity, insight, creativity, etc. - coldbrew
coldbrew: I'm not sure I quite got to the point where I condoned it, just explained it happens all the time. This is why you wear decent clothes to interviews. Me? I look at what you do online. Your online reputation is important to me if I'm going to hire you. - Robert Scoble
Colbrew, I'm not sure he's suggesting that. - Meryn Stol
Yeah, when you are hiring for the PR industry,I suppose image is important. - coldbrew
coldbrew: research shows that people don't actually hire on anything but the first 30 seconds impression. The rest of it is justification. :-) - Robert Scoble
Robert, I take it this is all hypothetical, meant as advice, since Rocky was laid off. I assume you aren't *actually* hiring... or are you? And another question... I have many other interests besides programming, and I do not own the I.P. developed on someone else's dime, thus cannot blog about it. Since my blog to date is "me minus programming," and there is a glut of good blogs about programming, I'm not sure this advice applies. Does my public LinkedIn profile solve this dilemma? Thanks in advance.... - Richard Walker
Richard: some day I will be in position to hire once again. Some day. :-) - Robert Scoble
Richard: I'd rather you be able to point to a blog where you have demos, samples, and other examples of what kind of programming turns you on. That demonstrates to me that you actually know what you're talking about, rather than LinkedIn, which just is a resume. - Robert Scoble
"That demonstrates...", aka "Show, don't tell." :) - Meryn Stol
I have done that for several years. Now its quite more relevant because of all the social info, but even 4-5 years ago you were able in some cases to find a small crumb trail. - RicardoSilva
Where are those days where you could just lie about who you are to get a job ? :) update: [/sarcasm] (Just in case anyone misses it) - Shivanand Velmurugan
Erwin: the problem is that if you advertise a job right now you'll get hundreds, or thousands, of responses. So you MUST filter them down to, say, 10, to have any chance of getting any work done. That's why the Internet is such an important part of your career plan. You won't get past the filtering stage if you don't work on that. - Robert Scoble
Thanks Robert, I could at least go through all my programming-related items and feed them to tumblr... - Richard Walker
@robert, you'd miss out on alot of prospects from entertainment biz, then. a lot of the industry doesn't want people to find them - it's more word of mouth, intros, relationships, etc. - Patricia
@Shivanand doesn't scan - needs rewording and/or punctuation ? - Richard Walker
Not disagreeing with you about first impressions counting, but I was hiring in late 2002 - early 2003 - when there were also far more candidates than jobs, and there were a huge number of candidates who wore 'professional' clothes and had 'professional' resumes, but no talent at all. Most of the people who were worth hiring stood out in some way. Not nose-rings and tattoos, but at least some amount of individuality, implying a level of confidence in their ability to perform rather than just conform. - Robin Barooah
It all depends on the character of the company and the nature of the position. Personally, I wouldn't want to be associated with any organization that judged people so superficially based on tattoos, piercings, hair color or style. If I was a client and walked into an office with little variation in attire and personal grooming, I'd run away scared and really wonder about how such an atmosphere could foster much creativity. - Tinfoil 2.0
We've surfaced thousands of people and brands using social media for branding. see http://media.tEarn.com/ Old media guys have terrible brands. New media has been very aggressive. - DJ Chang
These factors should be evaluated in context. I might not hire a starving artist in a long-term full-time position but to clean my house every week or two? Why not? Otherwise that smacks of the sort of elitism that gives elitism a bad name. - Kyle Maxwell
Observing this trend of googleing everybody is part of the reason why I started http://www.extendr.com. Among the many reasons it fits in this conversation is at least that most of us don't have the time or expertise to game Google to get the results we want. Why not create a page of your web footprint and start sharing that place? Your candor in my experience will not go unnoticed. - Joseph Rueter
joseph - i think your site/product will be useful to some folks trying to create one location to point to & not have to create their own - i've been using using http://glemak.com for years for just that reason, but i wouldn't be in your demo ;) - mike "glemak" dunn
I'm a very open person; I post about many topics most people would consider private or controversial (or both) and often very publicly. I always do so knowing that I am posting ONLINE and that anyone could potentially see my comments. Any lesser awareness is either naiveté or stupidity. Be bold (and accept the consequences) or be private. - fn (fairnymph)
@Richard Walker What do you mean it doesn't parse?! - Shivanand Velmurugan
Igor Poltavskiy
Facebook’s “In-House Sociologist” Shares Stats on Users’ Social Behavior - http://www.insidefacebook.com/2009...
Facebook’s “In-House Sociologist” Shares Stats on Users’ Social Behavior
Me. 10 friends: close circle, 100: professional one, 1000: social media's one. - Igor Poltavskiy
Andy Baio
Last.fm blogs their response to the false Techcrunch rumor - http://blog.last.fm/2009...
I love these guys; the original article was updated with some weak backpedaling - Andy Baio
I'm so tired of how blogs want to be treated like press but can't be bothered to act in a professionally responsible manner. - Kevin Cheng
A lot of the press can't either; the nice thing about blogs is that the conversational aspects of the medium make it easier to respond publicly. (The downside is that page views count for more than a reputation for accuracy.) - Jim Norris
Re-read the headline: "Did Last.fm Just Hand Over User Listening Data To the RIAA?" <sarcasm>Since the headline ends in a question mark, everything is clearly fine. It's a question, not a statement.</sarcasm> - Matt Cutts
Matt - it is called link bait... and TC should know better/try to be better than that. The upside for Arrington is that it is still happening in his absence. See Mike - it wasn't you... it was TC's attitude that caused the invective - not that anything TC did made what happened to you OK. - Brian Roy
April Buchheit
Skittles Vodka Tutorial | Mix That Drink - http://mixthatdrink.com/skittle...
Skittles Vodka Tutorial | Mix That Drink
Oh MY GAWD! Want! - Jonathan Hardesty
I've heard about doing this before but have never seen pictures or even thought about the actual process. Filtering seems to be a key stage. I would love to try this with Sour Skittles! - Tony Ruscoe
I'm a bit concerned that if this baby ever comes, I will want to spend my days as a new mom drinking... so many tasty friendfeed shares that I have not yet been able to try! - Clare Dibble
Maybe if you start drinking, the baby will want to escape! - Gabe
Steven Perez
Lhc: LHC Restart Postponed Further, Won't Attempt To Swallow Earth Again Until September - http://i.gizmodo.com/5150411...
Lhc: LHC Restart Postponed Further, Won't Attempt To Swallow Earth Again Until September
"Those anxiously awaiting the restart of the most complex machine ever built on earth will have to wait a little longer, as CERN today announced they were pushing back Large Hadron's restart to September." - Steven Perez from Bookmarklet
Good. I can enjoy the summer before imploding to nothingness. - Ontario Emperor
Haha - Tyson Key
Nivi
"On average we deploy new code fifty times a day." – Timothy Fitz, http://timothyfitz.wordpress.com/2009...
Impressive! - Private Sanjeev
Yes, very. - Paul Buchheit
WOW... 15K test cases ... amazing - Susan Beebe
That is awesome! I'm bringing this up in our next Meeting of the Minds at work. - Jeremy Brooks
Integrated but un-deployed code is inventory. Eric Ries says that "Our eventual conclusion was that there was no reason to have code that had passed the integration step but was not yet deployed." http://bit.ly/7OMw / You can apply this thinking to every piece of work-in-process that is not yet in the customer's hands. - Nivi
I like it - Susan Beebe
Andrew Badera
Bret Taylor
Battle Plans for Newspapers - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com - http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009...
Battle Plans for Newspapers - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com
Craig Newmark and others on how to save local newspapers... - Bret Taylor from Bookmarklet
Scott Beale
Facebook launches "I like this" feature. I wonder where they got that idea? - http://blog.facebook.com/blog...
I wonder how many people will "like" my FriendFeed link about Facebook launching a "like" feature? - Scott Beale
Definitely should have given credit where credit is due. It's fine to copy, even to be encouraged, but it would have been classier to at least admit to being inspired. - DeWitt Clinton
Is I like patented to FF? I do not think so. I remember some forums and bulletin boards having it. - Igor The Troll יִצְחָק
Plagiarism! LOL - Susan Beebe
I want it! I don't see it. - Jandy
Robert Scoble
Is the real-time web a threat to Google search? - http://scobleizer.com/2009...
Yes. - Meryn Stol
All about how friendfeed search is kicking ass and taking no prisoners. - Robert Scoble
Yes and no, but considering they want to be the end all be all of the web- then Yes. - Dan Rockwell
Glad to see there are still white spaces that google is yet to squat. - Jim Posner
First of all Yes, it is a threat for google! I see you why the question popped up. I just hope twitter understands the importance of integrating the search in their - Sampad Swain
could be a big play. my tweet 2h ago http://twitter.com/cemi... - Cem Dalgic
Yes! I can ask my friends and followers a question on Twitter and get better answers from them than Google search, simply because I trust real people and their judgments. - Jennifer James
no, it just gives early adopter like you/us some advance. The average user will continue to drink their usual website information. But if Google doesn't achieve to do the same as FF and this is a need, they will buy them ;-) - Frédéric Sidler
Yes, it is! I just hope twitter don't forget to give much importance to the integration of the search since monetization is one of the biggest question in their mind. Still they goto remember that google didn't earn much the moment they launched google-search. Something so important does take sometime to evolve as, I see it! Infact I see for the 1st time that their is a feeble chance that something can give shot at search in google's arena! - Sampad Swain
in need for creative destruction (yet again) in the search marketspace. let's see if google can jump the curve - Yung-Hui Lim
My 2 cents: real time is about things happening now, being up to date with your friends, areas of interest, etc - out of all these conversations only some live up to be relevant in the long run - and this is where google steps in to sort out - Lucian Nicolescu
I think the argument shaping up is trusted info (Twitter, FF) vs anonymous info (Google, et al.) - Jon Mason
Yeah, it definitely is a threat. All the web needed was a central place to discuss what is happening right now, and Twitter is it. For real-time news, there is nothing better than Twitter. I only wish I could participate in creating that real time awareness, but can't because I'm protected on Twitter. - Scott Breakall
so mahalo + google = twitter ? - Cem Dalgic
No threat at all. I can't name five university or high school friends that use any realtime websites. Friendfeed is no threat to google search. - Richard A.
Yes, it is a threat. First googlebot went out and started crawling and indexing. Now people let google know (and other services know) when they updated their blog, think of xml-sitemaps, ping services. What is the next step? Take a look at google friend-connect and you might have an answer. - Imran Ashraf
hard to call it a threat when Google can just imitate or purchase the tech, but I agree that it could change the game. I hope you folks at friendfeed see this and keep improving and pushing search - and monetize it somehow! - David Knight
Is the real time web a threat to Google search -- maybe sometime in the future. Is Twitter a threat to Google as Moorman indicates? Never in a million years. Twitter is a toy, a fad, like CB radio in the 70's. - Brian Sullivan
I would say the bigger threat (and to the web, not just Google) is people putting their personal data into proprietary silos. I'm not talking about FriendFeed here, but lots of people are putting their data into places where not only 1) not only no general search engine can reach, but 2) people can't always get their own data back. - Matt Cutts
@Matt - I agree with you there I wish more services would do something like Wesabe's Bill of Right - https://www.wesabe.com/page... It makes me feel much better about trusting them with something as important as my financial information. - David Knight
Wow I never i quite thought of it like that, I getting into this instant gratification mode lately, this is why... real-time web - Tate
Left a comment on your blog saying something similar but hasn't been approved as yet. Basically all the search functionality that you speak about is possible with google search. However, the real-time and trust aspects are something that google is going to have to work on. They have introduced the ability to flag a search result as the one you were looking for. Eventually, if it isn't already, google will feed this into their search results and probably put something like X people recommended this. - Phil Leggetter
Wouldn't it be easy for Google to expand its command line language? For instance, to search on Friendfeed from Google: /ff *searchexpression - Sean McBride
Excellent points Robert. I agree, I come here now to gain personal opinion on factual issues to sway me in a particular direction. For purchasing, this was the power of Amazon reviews for products, but that doesn't cover everything and I trust the people here more. For example, I'd rather get a web application opinion from Zee in the Apps room than a Google search. I know he knows what he's talking about :) - Eric - Back to the Grill
Yes, in many ways! - Emmanuel Anumonwo
As a journalist, one of the laws I follow in reading stories is that "any story which ends in a question mark can be answered 'no'". This is no exception :) - Ian Betteridge
No - there will still be an archive that needs to be searchable - andy brudtkuhl
Ian, you must create an exception for this rule for questions posted by Robert. He's of a very special breed. :) - Meryn Stol
Friendfeed needs to move quickly to make itself more commercial, most people do not yet understand Friendfeed. Twitter is a lot easier for the mainstream and Facebook already has the numbers. - Chris Frost
I agree with your statement regarding FriendFeed. I keep seeing posts from Scoble and I wanted to know how I can maximize the service. I'm still not quite sure of the answer but if I keep playing with it and meeting others who use it then maybe I'll get a grip. - Damond Nollan
I still think that if you're going to have a converstation and don't want a word limit (like twitter does.) FriendFeed is the way to go. I see a lot of people interrupt a converstation on twitter becuase they think that they're invovled in, when they're not. - Patrick from twhirl
Integrate Gtalk / Twitter into Google Latitude and that's all the real-time web I'd need! 10 Reasosn Latitude will succeed (The Next Web) http://thenextweb.com/2009... - David Petherick from twhirl
No. This is dumb. I'd rather get results that are 15 minutes old and *accurate* than right this minute completely unverified results. Social search (who seriously cares if it's "real time"?), will be a game changer though. Which Facebook and Friendfeed are well positioned to make headway in. Not Twitter. - Eric P
I wonder if this emerging trend will give rise to twitter users being paid for click-throughs on links in their tweets; why not? If the link is relevant, truly written by someone I trust, and meets my need, I'm all in favor of that person being rewarded monetarily (and socially in terms of increased trust capital between myself and that person). Twitter could shave a few cents off the top and actually monetize their service while not disrupting the signal-noise balance. Your thoughts? @socialtopher - Chris Stewart
Are we coming full circle? [near-]Real-time, archivable discussions were the stuff of Usenet 20 years ago. Sure, it's more "web", but there's much about how a discussion starts, blossoms and expires in FriendFeed that is comfortingly familiar somehow. So could FriendFeed be the new Usenet, where instead of news servers relaying posts blindly to the next-in-line, we have information distributed and filtered via mechanisms based on human interaction and recommendation? - Paul Robertson
I think there are a lot of people who don't have the time to keep up with the real-time Web. That having been said, I think there are some opportunities to expand Google Alerts as a product.... - Steve Lynch from twhirl
rtw humans are preferable to the algorithms since the algo's have an industry (SEO) consumed. IMO the first one evolving the real time web into mainstream information retrieval wins - shayne catrett
Is it a threat? No, it's not. Just because some CEO has a theory and Robert Scoble is using Google less does not mean it's so. I like that you have posed the question, but you've also started to make a point. If I'm looking for an opinion, I might turn to my 'friends'...that being, my real friends. - Ryan
It's not a threat, but it does give us options - paul mooney
Interesting - I'm writing a blog post about this right now. Long story short - no, real-time web is not a threat to Google search. Recency is flawed (hey, how many times would Steve Jobs be dead now?!) and authority is flawed (real-time web spam is a problem.) - AJ Kohn
I agree real time can be helpful, but will not be a threat to Google. The volume and history that google has adds scope and context to searches that real time can not. - walterh
I think it is more a threat to SEO - when many people ask their network before they search, being found becomes more than buying adwords and optimising the site... and that in turn might erode some of google's advertising revenue. - Iphigenie
Maybe... all I know is I wish some of you guys would grow a pair and not be "yes men" just because an a-lister asks a question! Provide a unique viewpoint... please quit with the "great post! i totally agree!". C'mon people! - Adam Curry
Adam: I had to go back and look for the "great post! I totally agree!" comments here. Wonder what thread you are reading? - Robert Scoble
very intersting ! - thomas from twhirl
What Wallace said. - Ciaoenrico
It all depends, if you're searching for what people had for breakfast, the currency of wtf, lol, omg and a torrent of PR both personal and corporate then maybe. If you're searching for the ports of magellan's voyage, the cheapest price for a home cinema system and who was the director of Gone With The Wind, then no. - Simon Lucy
It really depends on how well-versed and -informed your digitalized friends are - Jeroen Fransen from twhirl
We don't know, it's too early to say. We won't know until the dust has settled, surely? I'm not sure there's even a truley coherent idea of what 'real-time' web means at the moment anyway. - Sam from twhirl
There is still some data that will need to be indexed. Factual information like Simon is talking about is WAY easier to find on Google than FriendFeed. If you are looking for news or a conversation then real-time, social news is the place to go. - Brandon Titus
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Facebook gives FriendFeed’s “like” button a thumbs-up - http://venturebeat.com/2009...
ironic like. - MG Siegler
i give your ironic like a thumbs-down - Eric Eldon
friendfeed needs to implement "pokes" immediately - MG Siegler
friendfeed should integrate facebook status messages like it does with twitter - Eric Eldon
"Bret threw a sheep at you. Throw it at Paul?" - DeWitt Clinton
Eric, Friendfeed began integrating Facebook status messages, posts, and notes several weeks ago. See your services. - John Lam
I wanna buy Bret & Paul "drinks" on Friendfeed!!! :) - Susan Beebe
but John, now FriendFeed could make it so you can post from Friendfeed (and not talking about its Facebook app) back to Facebook -- like what FriendFeed does with Twitter. - Eric Eldon
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