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imabonehead
A step to artificial life: Manmade DNA powers cell - Yahoo! News - http://news.yahoo.com/s...
A step to artificial life: Manmade DNA powers cell - Yahoo! News
"Scientists announced a bold step Thursday in the enduring quest to create artificial life. They've produced a living cell powered by manmade DNA. While such work can evoke images of Frankenstein-like scientific tinkering, it also is exciting hopes that it could eventually lead to new fuels, better ways to clean polluted water, faster vaccine production and more." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
"This is the first self-replicating species we've had on the planet whose parent is a computer," Venter told reporters." - imabonehead
HELO_SKYNET - Big Joe Silence
Myrna
Thanks to bmikaeil for posting bevmorgan photostream! - Myrna from Bookmarklet
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Leo Laporte
Docs Are Old-School, We Need PageRank for People - http://threeminds.organic.com/2009...
Docs Are Old-School, We Need PageRank for People
"PageRank assigns a reputation score to the URL where content is published. This makes it a great fit for content that stays put in one location. However, evolving content distribution via blogs, RSS, guest columns, and syndication are a challenge for PageRank. Tweets, retweets, micropublishing, ratings, and comments - even bigger problems. The solution lies in associating reputation with the identity of the author - a PageRank for People." - Leo Laporte from Bookmarklet
Reminds me of "wuffie" where personal reputation replaces monetary wealth in Cory Doctorow's DOWN AND OUT IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM. - Liam Watts
I love that comic. Makes me chukle every time. - Roberto Bonini
Doctors are catching on to this and have slipped a "patient will not post online comments about doctor" clause into their standard forms. You don't even know you've agreed to it unless you read the whole thing, and who does that? - jjjobst
Desirable, but immensely difficult: how do you define a "person" for rank purposes? We are talking here about a huge collection of disparate things. And, what if, contrary to the online reputation, the real reputation sucks? - Nikos Anagnostou
Agree that we need a soltion for this but a Nikos touches upon is need to agree definitions of scope. Others male valid point also some further discussion and thinking required. - Najeeb Mirza
PersonRank tied to (possibly) OpenId anyone? ...Everytime I click „Like“ FF brain is assigning whuffie to the author of a message. - Mindaugas Dagys
Great analogy Liam. Loved that book. - dthree
Doesn't Googles Sentiment Analysis a step in the right direction? It infers sentiment to rank http://www.seobythesea.com/... and “service,” “value,” and “general comments.” Aspects are defined in one of Google’s papers on sentiment analysis as “properties of an object that can be rated by a user.” Unfortunately, Google is attempting to Patent this process. - Greg
Yup. This made me think of "Down and out in the Magic Kingdom" too. If you haven't read it, it's worth it. - Chad McCoskey
I would say not desirable - relevance is highly relative when it comes to people, and frankly anything that ranks people by the noise they make online and how many people they can get to claim they are great... will produce the wrong kind of behaviour - Iphigenie
I agree with Joelle, mostly. The exceptions would be for trolls and spammers -- it's too much work to be on a constant lookout for trolling, and I'd really like to have an automatic metric which would enable me to automatically filter out such rubbish. - Nathaniel Thurston
leo: yes indeed, and such a content filter would work well by taking into account the distance through the social graph between the author and each reader, rather than using a fixed measure of the author's reputation for all readers. - Bob Hitching from fftogo
Nathaniel - I might agree for spammers, but "trolls" are a difficult thing. Many game changing people were labelled troublemakers first, today we'd call them trolls... - Iphigenie
Hi Guys - I'm the author of the original article. One thing to keep in mind is that this system could be made topic sensitive. We'd be looking at total contribution/reputation for each person for a specific social graph relating to a specific topic. Is some ways this would be like mapping the Hilltop/HITS algorithms used in algorithmic text search to the social space. The similarity is... more... - Marshall Clark
The problem with any such measure is that some people will take it far too seriously - make it into something authoritative instead of something helpful - and some people will game it. I dont want to have to think about my "score" in any field and have to "work" in the way the score measure in order to be taken seriously - Iphigenie
Interesting post, I was just thinking today when reading about Listiti.com about how Twitter Lists plus this new form of "Track"/search on them can at least partially solve that problem: Just pick a reputable List, one that is large enough to create a thorough but vetted "universe of discourse" (e.g. Scoble's Tech-News-Brands with 500 entries). Then you're searching over that set, and not over the entire freaking Internet. This pretty much bypasses all of Google's PR machinations and their gaming by SEOs. - Alex Schleber
On SocialToo we're assigning a rank to people based on various points assigned by other people they come in contact (via follow, dms, etc). It has the potential to become this. - Jesse Stay
Yep eBay comes to mind A+++++ Quick operator will deal with again!!!!!!!!!111one - Phill Price from iPhone
But isnt the problem then that all you see and hear is from the "big guys" who are already established, as defined by "in" players who by nature will want to be in the "big guys" good books? We're right back in the landscape of television, where the barrier of entry for new players is high, opinion and value is centrally defined... and we get lower quality and service as none of them tries very hard... - Iphigenie
Ale♪nastrorosa
@Ale Lo sai che ho TUTTI i suoi vinili, bootleg compresi e che la vidi di persona a un concerto? - Roberto
Fantastica... - Tony Maestri
Roberto ti invidio :)) - Ale♪nastrorosa
c'è la scena in School of Rock in cui Joan Cusack canta questa canzone. quella donna è spassosissima :)) brava attrice - Ale♪nastrorosa
@Ale Per i vinili o per il concerto? Per la cronaca, non da solista ma insieme ai Fleetwood Mac. Correva l'anno ahem ahem coff coff - Roberto
concerto :) - Ale♪nastrorosa
bellissimo anche se corto: una carriera lunga come quella dei FM non si riesce a condensare in un'ora e mezza - Roberto
See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
"Today, in the era of digital technology black and white are often awake nostalgic feelings of the 20th century, the good old times when the television was just invented, when people read colorless printed newspapers and when people were just imagining cell phones equipped with photo cameras. But still, dozens of years later, many artists still use black and white photography for artistic purposes. It is one of the best and cheapest types of photography for the beginners to test their creativity. This showcase is a tribute to this often forgotten and underrated art of photography. In this post we present beautiful examples of black and white photography — an update to previously featured showcase of black and white photography. The showcase below focuses more on art and creative mind of photographers. Of course, it’s not the ultimate collection. There were many more which we could not cover in a single post. All the photographs are linked to photographer’s website. Please do visit their sites to explore the skills and craft of these artists." - See-ming Lee 李思明 SML from Bookmarklet
mashable
Obama Calls Kanye a Jackass: There’s Video Too - http://mashable.com/2009...
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Real-Time Top 40: What Twitter Users Are Listening to Right Now - http://mashable.com/2009...
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MASHUPS: Combine Your Favorite Disney and Marvel Characters - http://mashable.com/2009...
Myrna
Sarah Lane
I just ate a rather large piece of aluminum foil by accident. What's going to happen to me?
This too, shall pass - Robert Hafer
I ate a small piece of foil before and wondered the same thing... I'm still here but still not sure of the foil - Jeremy Burroughs from iPhone
i don't know but don't go into a microwave - jccalhoun
No worries. I had this accidentally happen to me once and haven't noticed any ill effecaofiwo ufpw iupfoiwpewoiu fpoewif. - Rich Puskarich
yoiu're gonna beep in airports ? - Olivier
Well, hopefully it's easier on your brown eye than sunflower seed shells. :p - Rodfather
I heard of bears eating aluminum foil and dying slow deaths.. i'm not someone in the health care profession but you may get ulcers from trying to digest the aluminum foil - just a guess though - Wang Yip
You are now recyclable. - Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
I only eat nickel. Aluminum leaves an aftertaste. - Dave Friedel
I have to fly to LA tomorrow. I'm scared of security. What if they think I'm packing and I have to get a cavity search? - Sarah Lane
Just how big *was* the foil you ate...? :) - Thomas
Close your eyes, clench, and think of England. - Mark
Thanks for that visual, Sarah. - Dave Friedel
You could always load up on Olestra before-hand, to make any such search as uncomfortable for them as it is for you... :) - Thomas
It's going to mess with the RFID chip that they went to such trouble to implant. Now you're gonna get it... - Russell Holliman from iPhone
better wi-fi - Anthony Kam
Oh wait. I'm not flying till Thursday. I have time to be abducted by aliens before the cavity search. Whew! - Sarah Lane
Since you swallowed your tin foil hat pill, they probably can't find you... - Thomas
You want the aliens to do the cavity search? It's not pleasant, take my word for it! - Dave Friedel
The Government can't track you for a while. - Michael Kaiser from iPod
Oh come on Dave... aliens are gentle folk! Just ask Sigourney Weav... wait, no. That is not a good example. - Sarah Lane
She had serious reservations about some of those Alien scenes. http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Dave Friedel
Was the foil kosher? - Michael Hansel
This is the longest "Aluminum Ingestion" thread in world history. I'm calling Guinness! - Dave Friedel
Am I the only one that thought of how much fun you could have with magnets? - Heather
Except that Aluminum is not magnetic. Unless you just mean in general. Sarah, stick some refrigerator magnets on yourself and see if they stick plz. - Dave Friedel
(jeff)isageek
my father was killed by ninjas..need money for karate lessons - http://jeffisageek.posterous.com/my-fath...
my father was killed by ninjas..need money for karate lessons
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wow...they're getting creative now....is it that bad out there? - Ⓐ ☠ slayerboy ☠ Ⓐ
Must not be too bad if they can afford $700 for Photoshop... - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
I know it's cynical, but I can't help but remember a quote from Chris Rock: "If a homeless person has a funny sign, he hasn't been homeless that long. A real homeless person is too hungry to be funny." - Victor Ganata
Good points Kamilah and Victor. Although, technically you don't need Photoshop to be able to 'shop photos :P Gimp, ImageMagick, Paint, etc, etc - Ⓐ ☠ slayerboy ☠ Ⓐ
My father met a similar demise. God I hate ninjas!!! - Johnathan K. Johnson
It may not be Photoshopped. I saw a guy on the streets of San Diego with a sign exactly like this. He didn't look like he'd been homeless for very long, though. - Victor Ganata
There was a old guy who panhandled in downtown Montreal years and years ago, who told the most incredible "hard luck" stories - a different story every day about why he needed your spare change. It was like a busker playing tunes in the subway; people would stop and give him money just to hear whatever story he'd come up with next. I often wonder what happened to him. - Rebecca Leaman
Hm, Victor. A "homeless" meme, perhaps? (I put it in quotes because I think many of those folks with signs are fakes. Not all, but many.) - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
There's a guy in Seattle with the same sign. Usually hangs out near Pacific Place. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Zulkarnain K.
Funny - Özkan Altuner
LOL; personalized Microsoft spam; it feels insulting to the intelligence of users of other browsers. - Poor Gamer
what if I use Firefox with IEtab? - ThenWang
They should add malwares for non-IE users, with the tagline "Hey, you thought you were safe?" - Jérôme
Powered by Live Search? Where's Bing? - Aaron Crews
@tengrand_ie8's fate on Twitter http://search.twitter.com/search... - Zulkarnain K.
Because insulting people is TOTALLY the way to convince folks to switch to their side. - Miss Elle
Safari on Mac, set the user agent to IE8 and off you jolly well go. - Gilbert Harding
Do chrome.exe --user-agent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)" if you want to use this in Chrome. - Niranjan Tulpule
Mark Krynsky
Lifehacker Speed Tests: Safari 4, Chrome 2, and More [Performance Tests] - http://lifehacker.com/5286869...
"This set was performed on a clean copy of Windows XP, with 2GB of RAM and a 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor." :( - Mona Nomura
Once complete, Chrome should lick Safari on OS X... still quite a few UI bugaboos. - Ⓒⓗⓡⓘⓢ Ⓟⓘⓡⓘⓛⓛⓞ
I love Chrome's speed but am still dependent on FireFox due to my Addons addiction. So I have a dual monitor setup where I run both of them. I have several standard tabs running in Firefox but browse most new sites in Chrome. - Mark Krynsky
Great point Barry. I do the same thing. I have a separate Google account as well as others I use for work. But I use a 3rd browser (IE) just for this purpose. I've had issues mixing up personal / work accounts before, so dedicating a single browser for this has proved to be very helpful. - Mark Krynsky
I'm using 1Password to keep my logins synced. Downside, I don't know any of my passwords. As for Firefox I rather see the web as intended by the designers than have a bogged down browser. Even on Safari these days I keep the add-ons to a useful minimum. So many things are web services now that you don't really need add-ons anymore. Would be nice if Chrome on the Mac would add Flash support anytime soon tho :) - Frank Jonen
Kevin Rose
def going to try the heart or cat pose next time I have a photo taken: http://asianposes.com/
edythe
achtung flutwelle! on Flickr - Photo Sharing! - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
achtung flutwelle! on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Blue flames are definitely dangerous. Very hot. - Ⓒⓗⓡⓘⓢ Ⓟⓘⓡⓘⓛⓛⓞ
Mohammad Hadi Rezaei
I'd like to be driving down this road right now. - Poor Gamer
wow Thank you - Mahdi
sandhal
"The 'smart' SmartFaucet by iHouse. Using a facial screening application, the iHouse Smart Faucet recognizes the user and automatically turns on the water to the preferred temperature and flow. And it's LED displays the temperature of water. The touchscreen on the top of the faucet can be used to access email, check your calendar, check the outside temperature, among other things." - sandhal from Bookmarklet
interesting comcept. the design could be a bit more interesting i think - Cee Bee
Sweet - TheHenry
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Kol Tregaskes
6 Reasons Why Firefox Dude May Want to Switch to Chrome - http://www.makeuseof.com/tag...
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"I did it. About a week ago, I took the plunge. I made Google Chrome my default browser, and now do almost everything within Chrome. I do miss Firefox every once in a while (after all, we were in a relationship for quite a while, and over a number of version changes), but I’m glad I’ve moved on. Chrome is only getting better – rolling out more features, making existing features work even better, and generally getting faster and awesome-er. Here are the six reasons that ultimately lead me to checking that “make Chrome my default browser” button" - Kol Tregaskes
Plus extensions on the way... soon. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Chrome, for me, is much faster than Firefox. I dread opening up FFox now. If it wasn't for 2 maybe 3 things in FFox I would never open it up now. Yep still a few things to iron out (depending on what version of Chrome you are using) but not bad for a browser not even a year old. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
William, I found that if you try and ask the dev of the script they can sometimes get it to work under Chrome. - Kol Tregaskes
I hate to be a stick in the mud but until Chrome gets good extensions I won't budge from Firefox! - Keith - @tsudo
...and one big reason why he wouldn't: MAC! - .LAG liked that
I can't leave my Firefox extensions either! - LarchOye
i rely on the extensions that firefox offer; otherwise i'd be on chrome. - Valley
I've been on Chrome for a long time, and *love* it. So much more stable than other things, and when it does crash, it can do so incrementally, walling off the damaged bit, and soldiering on, which is nice. For whatever reason, it feels like home. I suppose that on some level it reminds me of the simplicity of Netscape. - Kathy Fitch
I would love to use Chrome. Too bad there's no version for Linux. It'd also be nice if there was ad blocking. - Vaughn
I don't find Firefox slow at all. But I apparently have far more tolerance for computer slowness than the average user. - Karl Knechtel
It's a great browser with useful features but as a developer without extensions it is impossible to work with Chrome atm. Plugins like Firebug, YSlow makes our jobs a lot easier. - Ozberk Olcer
Sorry but firefox has too many extensions that i use everyday to leave it, even if i did use chrome - nick stead
there is even firebug lite, which is usable in chrome too... but neither of both provide the full functionality of firebug - Frank from IM
I thought I'd never leave Firefox because of the extensions but I've got around nearly all of them to bookmarklets and scripts and they've turned to be better than the extensions; faster and better organised. But it depends on what extensions you'll really miss? - Kol Tregaskes
Karl, I didn't realise how slow Firefox was until I started using Chrome. Now that I sometimes go back to Firefox there's not way I can tolerate the slowness! - Kol Tregaskes
I won't switch to chrome as I don't trust their data capturing module. Google get too much of my data when I'm not directly using their services as it is. - alphaxion
I actually really like chrome, But my main computer is a Mac, and I'd miss the extensions anyway. I love Chromes speed when I'm on a mision to surf though. - Alistair (alpinefolk)
bnoise, are you after a bookmarklet?: http://delicious.com/help... - Kol Tregaskes
BTW, I'm testing the new Shareaholic bookmarklet, it's looking really good and will probably fix any bookmaking need you have with Chrome. - Kol Tregaskes
Switched the day Chrome launched. I sooo missed my FF extensions and scripts! For about a day. Never going back. - Jim: with more caffeine!
im a pretty big fan of chrome, even try to use the pre-alpha under linux everey week again. but still.. firebug is much more flexible and usable than the chrome tool or firebug lite and it would be a pain in the a.. to work with chrome for developing something. I miss any kind of addblock too.. privoxy could do it, but i dont like to install it on my netbook. Still i never want to miss the speed and features of chrome - Frank from IM
I installed it a while ago, and now just opened it up. I like it, but the extensions of Firefox are the killer feature that I cannot live without. - Matthew
@bnoise yes, you can... but it still doesn't cure my lack of trust over that module as I don't trust them to either have another module in there somewhere or for it to still report on me - we network admin types are paranoid little people at times ;) It's why I refuse to upgrade to FF3 too. - alphaxion
bnoise, I see. - Kol Tregaskes
I am most always on a Mac, but one weekend, I had to do a project on a windows laptop. I tried out Chrome and I loved it! I don't know for sure if it will become my primary browser when it is released on Mac, but I will definitely spend some time giving it a fair shot. - Seth Greenblatt
Erik, it is not elegant, or automatic, but in a pinch you could keep a copy of your bookmarks file online, at a free backup service, or a dropbox-like arrangement. - Seth Greenblatt
Has Chrome stopped the auto-update it decides by itself to update itself without telling, and the status bar is not fixed so if you mouse over a link near the bottom of the page you wont see its destination... - TrafficBug
The only advantage I see is that Chrome starts faster--will this still be true once they add extensions? - Steve Lowe
TrafficBug, we get auto-updates on the dev channel I don't know if it does this for other versions. But Firefox just did the same thing, so it's not just Chrome that does this. - Kol Tregaskes
bnoise, what version are you using? - Kol Tregaskes
Steve, but that's one helluva advantage. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol, it's an advantage when I'm in a hurry, for sure. If I've just closed Firefox, e.g., and need to check one more quick thing, or I'm on the way out the door and need to jot a quick note to someone (no smartphone, alas). But once it's up and running, I still prefer Firefox. - Steve Lowe
problem with firefox is that it tends to left running in the background... of course i will need it again in 5min and dont want to wait untill its loaded again - Frank from IM
When Chrome gets extensions and becomes cross platform I'll *think* about it. And caring about startup time assumes that I ever close my browser... - Eric P
why close it? firefox chrashes so often.. i never even found the close button^^ - Frank from IM
Like I say, Eric, Firefox for me eats resources while just sitting there. I'm content with long loading times (well I'm a Windows user I'm used to it ;-)) but the resource-eating is unforgiveable. ;-) Chrome has neither problem, thankfully. Considering that the 2-3 things I miss form FFox are do-able in a script or bookmarklet I'm not overly eager on extensions but it will be a nice-to-have, especially if it doesn't slow things down. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
One big issue I have with Chrome, though, is the inability to restore my tabs after a crash. It certainly has the option as I get the bar randomly but it doesn't work every time. Saving passwords is a slight annoyance too but not sure who's to blame there; the browser or the web site. - Kol Tregaskes
It's funny I don't have these problems? Occasionally I hit a web site that causes a crash. Annoying, but that's rare - and I'm up and running again pretty quickly, tabs and all restored. While it's a resource hog I also have pretty beefy systems and I haven't noticed that Chrome is any less of a hog with the same number of tabs open. Meanwhile Adblock and Foxmarks are non-negotiable requirements for me, and there's three or four others I'd certainly miss. - Eric P
Eric, yeah a few people say Chrome is just as bad as Firefox but also read a lot of people saying FFox is really bad over Chrome. Either way I dread the thought of going into FFox on my machine nowadays. :-( Without it open everything runs very nicely. - Kol Tregaskes
I tried Chrome for a while, but I missed all my Firefox extentions almost immediately. - Elizabeth Parmeter
I use to think I couldn't go without my FFox extensions, but I have been using only Chrome via PC and Safari 4 on the Mac for some time now. Don't really miss FFox at all. The only time I use it is when I'm doing web development. So I guess it's more of a development tool now than a browser for me. - Ronald S
I want my browsers to be the best. Either Firefox has to become slower (the start time is ungodly), or Chrome has to learn to manage memory/processor cycles better. - Sung W. Lim
Kol, I agree with this post 100% - Chieze Okoye
Also, I just recently discovered: If you have two monitors set up and Chrome is maximized on one, if you drag a tab to the upper border of the second monitor, it opens as a maximized Chrome window on that monitor (rather than as a normal floating window). There's even a little icon to tell you that it's happening. Simple but amazing. - Chieze Okoye
Chieze, I love Chrome's tab management, very slick, I'm always dragging tabs from screen to screen, etc. Very cool! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Kol, yeah, definitely. The slickness of the tab management and crazy speed are the two main things that got me to switch my default to Chrome. - Chieze Okoye
no thanks - Richard Lawler
Chrome user since the first beta came out. Just no comparison. The raw performance just made me give up FF and all my extensions which I though would never happen. I love the built in tab task manager for the rare cases flash or JS goes haywire on my CPU usage. - Arawak
Chrome is the browser of choice on my Netbook. It's fast and gives maximum screen realestate to the internet. - A Gunny named Slickback
I've learnt from using Chrome that I really know need (and certainly don't use) most of the addons I have on Firefox) so happily living without them on Chrome. - Kol Tregaskes
Although I like Chrome I will not switch to it until I can use Roboform with it. So I still stick with Firefox. - Greg Bishop
All the reasons are solved by Fx add ons & a more advanced use of the awesome bar - sofarsoShawn
Haven't read the article or the comments here, but can you get a Diigo add-on? - iTad
Firefox shines at its customization...atm Chrome lacks that...addons are what make Firefox a great browser to use. I can understand the "speed-love" in Chrome, but w/o the common functions (extensions, sync, RSS??), I cannot be as productive as in Firefox. - brainno722 (Peter)
Bret Taylor
We updated the FriendFeed Beta navigation and sidebar based on people's feedback: http://beta.friendfeed.com/
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We have separated Groups (the new name for "Rooms") into its own section, and we have renamed "filters" to "Saved searches" to make things simpler/clearer. Saved searches have simper URLs that can be shared, and friend list operations have all been added/cleaned up. - Bret Taylor
Nice - looks much cleaner. - Robin Barooah
Nice, better navigation - Nimaa
Our primary goal was making Groups more useful again. The friend search / group search functionality is now separate and much easier to use. - Bret Taylor
excellent, much clearer - Don Bonaddio
So the "Top Friends" option that used to be showing is now gone. Works fine. - Louis Gray
That works awesome with the "group" I just put together consisting of all my rss feeds from google reader. - James Ostheimer
I like this change. Also, I apparently like boats. - Ana
I dunno, it's possible to be an enthusiast but not like something. - Casey Muller
Thank you! - BEX
We have also added Atom feeds, Block, and a number of other small missing components. - Bret Taylor
Much better! - Andrew
SHWEET! - Rahsheen
i like being able to statically set the groups it shows me on the side now. - rob
Very cool. Much simpler. Any chance of being able to rearrange the blocks a la iGoogle in the future? Saved Searches were mighty convenient up at the top. - Mark Trapp
Yes, rearranging and theming are both things we would like to do. - Bret Taylor
I wondered what happened ! - LPH™ and his dog P™
Theming? Whoa. - Mark Trapp
+++ Thanks! - .LAG liked that
@Rob, you still can set the groups that show up by clicking on "prefs" in the orange bar. - Ana
Where did the create feed/imaginary friend substitute function go? - Brian Sullivan
@Ana, I just said I liked it. :) I didn't see the ability to change what was shown there prior to this change. It just seemed like a random sampling of the groups I'm on before. - rob
Excellent. Very glad to see the "Browse/edit friends" link. I look forward to being able to rearrange to put my saved searches at the top. - Elizabeth
Nice, but I use filters (well, now saved searches) more than I do my friend lists. Personally I prefer it the way it was, although I'd be happy just to have filters bumped up some (I got a _lot_ of lists to scroll past). - Chris Charabaruk
@Brian, I dont think the imaginary friend stuff is in the beta interface yet, I had to use the old UI to add a few yesterday. - rob
I like the new separation much more than old layout. Being able to rearrange placement of these blocks would be nice but not essential. - Boris Gordon
Better, but you really gotta do something about that color scheme. - mike fabio
Great work! Would be really nice to get the last modified time back next to the title of the groups. That saved me a lot of unnecessary clicks in the non-beta version. - Christoph Studer
Boris: Not essential, that's true, but extremely useful. - Chris Charabaruk
rob friendman -- I am talking about the create a feed function that allowed you to create the equivalent of imaginary friends. - Brian Sullivan
I still think that the "My discussions" link under Friends should really be "My likes and comments", since there are some posts in that feed that are just ones I "liked" and have 0 comments, from me or anyone else. Would you call a post with no comments a "discussion"? - Nathan Chase
Nathan: you are right, those should probably not be in that feed. - Bret Taylor
We are still working out imaginary friends functionality. It is on our radar. - Bret Taylor
Nice. An improvement in my book. - AJ Kohn
I like it. Now give us skins so we can change the color scheme. I also wish I could put searches at top. - Robert Scoble
Bret: cool - just a little semantic thing I figured you might have overlooked - and something that could be confusing for new users. - Nathan Chase
Bret, you guys have moved the filters to the bottom of the sidebar. Can you please put them back to where they were? - Kol Tregaskes
anyway i can switch my account totally over to the beta UI? so any ff link i click on goes to the beta....thx - patrick
let me choose the sequence of the boxes - like "saved searches" on top! - Kishore Balakrishnan
Agreed a nice dark skin would be awesome - Kashif Khan
Can we have the "last modified time" back for each individual group? Anyway, this navigation is much better. Thanks! - Winston Teo
agree with Neil Saunders - ♣ ♣ ♣
Thanks, Bret. You guys -- FF team and product -- are awesome! - Eric Johnson
Thank you Thank you Thank you! Loving the beta and the FFteam's responsiveness - Keith - @tsudo
Why is this showing up in my timeline? It says because one of the people I'm subscribed to Liked it. I'm not a member of the room and I'm not subscribed to the original poster (Sorry Bret!) But I swear I've turned off FoaF every day and this keeps happening. - Paul Reynolds
Its enuf,men,give me more updated info plz. - kelvin from IM
We have more consistent terminology now; good. Now can we have more sophisticated feed-composition tools? How about one-touch "create group from saved search"? And how about fixing the "private group - standard FEED - public group" inconsistency? - Karl Knechtel
I don't think we need full skinning capabilities - just a colour chooser for each coloured element. Also, the prefs link for Groups is a bit ugly. I don't like magically appearing links. - Karl Knechtel
Overall, big improvements, guys. :) - Karl Knechtel
@patrick: every element of the beta UI should have a beta URL already. Any links that you click in posts are whatever URL is actually specified in the post. - Karl Knechtel
Bret, this is great news. I'll leave the cosmetics to better people. I like things as is :) - Deepak Singh
@Paul Reynolds: FoaF can be turned off? - Karl Knechtel
We just pushed a fix for IE 7/8. If you were using IE, you should refresh. Sorry for the problems. - Bret Taylor
Nice improvements, FF team. - Micah
Yes! Thank You! You guys are awesome! - Alfredo 亜瑠布れっど
Very good improvement, but would like to have another box of favorite friends. I wouldn't mind if I could set this up like the groups box, or if it would just remember who I clicked on the most. - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Simpler... When is the mobile version coming out? - Brian Kenyon
Well done. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
Bret: theming? Please elaborate! - Ryan Miller
Thank you! - Kemal
It is awesome Bret! - Akira Kojima Simpson from twhirl
I would really appreciate if we could drag and drop items and boxes. I want to order all this. - stanjourdan
While the new sidebar order is good, I'm having fun getting rid of two saved searches which only bring up an "edit new filter/search page. It'd be nice to have some way to edit/delete searches, like with the groups and friends boxes. Still waiting for someone to give me a tip on how to remove those two links from the list otherwise. - George Hall (Australia)
George: Click the "Saved Searches" title, then select the feed from the left-hand side, then click Delete. - Karl Knechtel
much better! - Dobromir Hadzhiev
Peter, yep to me that's in completely the wrong place. It's the second most important new feature on FF (behind real-time) and it's now "hidden" at the bottom. I have a large list of Groups and means big scroll down to the Saved Searches, which I use a LOT. Please either return them back to the second tab down or give us the option to select what sidebars we have and what order they appear on the bar? - Kol Tregaskes
Bret, this is great, especially being able to see all of my groups. But I agree with just about everyone else, I'd prefer to have my saved searches above groups. There is still enough room to add subscriptions as well . . . maybe?? - Chris Loft
I like the way things are separated, now. However, I too have a lot of lists to scroll past to get to groups and saved searches. It would be nice to move the saved searches and groups above the lists. Definitely loving the beta, though! - Seth Greenblatt
Hmmm.... I still cannot edit a list created from the "likes" of my friends. The UI doesn't allow me to manage the friend list. I cannot tell the likes to which I'm subscribed or add/remove others. - Anthony K. Valley ©
much better now - Mahsa
A number of feeds I set up are showing as Groups. Is that right? I set up a number of Twitter feeds (e.g. "Twitter - Al Yankovic") for nonFF Tweeters. It's a little confusing since now they're listed as a Group when their settings are "Standard Feed". - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
separate groups section is good. now about labelling content sources rather than people... (would be nice to have this at least as an option: show user avatar OR show content source - then those of us who read by content are happy, and those who read by user are happy) - Richard Akerman
Alejandro, I first thought I'd miss "filter" but actually prefer "saved searches" now. Well because they are, aren't they? Makes things easier to understand. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Voice chat in groups could be nice :) - Nir Ben Yona
Thank you! - Iván Abrego
I use filters a lot and now on the HP Mini I have to scroll down the window to get to the next filter I want to check which then scrolls the page back up to the top after picking it. I have nine filters that I check probably once an hour. The page scrolling is tedious to go through. Is there a way you could move Filters up above Groups either manually or automatically based on most common use? - Loren Heiny
Thank you! Navigating to groups/rooms was a pain. - amygeek
Nice Job, I like it. It feels simpler and will be welcoming to new users. - Poor Gamer
I also don't care for the name change at the top of the "Search results." The name of the search was better at least for how I use it. I can see the actual search criteria in the seach box. I don't need it in both places. Plus, when I'm clicking through a list of saved searches one at a time I often forget where I am in the list. The title helped me keep track. - Loren Heiny
Kewl! - Charlie Anzman
Love it. Thank you guys very much! - Josh Haley
"Atom feeds" are not a "small missing components"!!! :) .. as on abay +++++AAAA+++AAAA for beta.FriendFeed - CantorJF
Seems like the green box should be titled "Friend Lists" (in an actual Friends list, I'd expect to see Joe, Mary, Bob, etc. -- right now, there's a pretty big disconnect btw typical user expectations and what's appearing in that box). And maybe the browse/edit should then be titled "Browse/edit friend lists". - Christopher Galtenberg
Even more unexpected is that when I click on Friends, I also see Groups. There should probably be another split, so we have Lists, Friends, and Groups. Bret, you guys are going to run out of colors soon! :) - Daniel Sims
And would you *please* give us custom backgrounds and colors? - Gaby K. Slezák
Karl: tried it, but it only brings up a new filter again. If one could edit one's "saved searches list by the NAME of the filter, it'd be easy to delete it. But your suggestion didn't bring up anything that could help me get rid of the two empty filters. Neither has a delete button. - George Hall (Australia)
Ana is a boat enthusiast? - Benjamin Golub
Karl:don't know whether my desktop wasn't showing the left-side bar, but late last night, I was looking at a list of my saved searches with the delete button active for all things in the list. Finally got rid of those two items that were only bringing up a search/filter page. That left-side bar with all listed searches is an elegant solution. - George Hall (Australia)
Dont like it. No longer can get Twit Conversations to show up in Groups.. only in Home even if I add it to Groups! - Greg
Leo Laporte
32 songs in 8 minutes (via Freddie25) - http://leo.tumblr.com/post...
32 songs in 8 minutes (via Freddie25)
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I remember watching this video a couple of weeks ago. He does a great job. - Poor Gamer
Many of the songs aren't using the right chords, but it still shows talent. Really, some of them are his chord progressions with the lyrics to a song sung over them. - Fleagle
yes some of them weren't the right chords and maybe not the same transposed progression. however, mashing up songs together originally in different keys needs transposition to the same key or range so the rendition medley doesn't sound melodically disjointed. still, a very talented artist putting some of his unique interpretations to these songs. :) - sɹǝɥʇɐǝɟʞɔɐןq
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Hayk
8 things I wish I had been told before doing my start-up - http://its4acause.com/blog...
8 things I wish I had been told before doing my start-up
"I have been involved in enough start-ups now (over 10 and counting), and you think I would have learnt by now? But as each week goes by, I learn something new about business, people, VC’s and just plain old “how to succeed”." - Hayk from Bookmarklet
Amani
Social media for the web -1, web 0 and web 1.0 generation - http://itwofs.com/beastof...
Social media for the web -1, web 0 and web 1.0 generation
"There are times when we go to meet prospective clients (even existing clients) and try to explain the relevance of social media PR over and above the much-needed conventional PR…and we suddenly hit a wall. We try to explain Twitter in the easiest possible manner and we still hit a wall. So, let me try to demystify - no, not the intent on why a brand should be present in the social media - but, a few key tools of social media. I’ve obviously glossed over the nuances in order to make this simple and fun. Plus, the reason why Orkut is on top, is because that is the case, in India - Pluggd.in’s Ashish says so!" - Amani from Bookmarklet
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cute - Laura Norvig
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