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Keith - @tsudo - The Why and How of the World's most powerful social network.
Presentation "slidedeck" - Keith - @tsudo
Demo Video 1: Increase your Google Juice with Friendfeed - Keith - @tsudo
Demo Video 2: Using Hide to improve your Friendfeed Stream - Keith - @tsudo
My collection of the best guides, how-tos, and motivations for being on Friendfeed - Keith - @tsudo
Blog Post: Managing the Stream - Using Friend lists to maximize your experience - Keith - @tsudo
Blog Post: FriendFeed Groups – the Fast Track to Content & Community - Keith - @tsudo
Keith thanks for this! Some really great info! Thought the slide presenation was awesome - Peter du Toit (S.Africa)
Thank you so much Peter. Glad you liked it. :) - Keith - @tsudo
Thanks to Hutch Carpenter, Bwana, Louis Gray, Changeforge and all the others for publishing such good info that is worth sharing time after time. - Keith - @tsudo twitts
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Marshall Kirkpatrick
I really like having a LinkedIn column in Tweetdeck. a little news wire about job changes by people I know
Tim O'Reilly
Forget cap & trade - create a tax that ratchets with temperature. Trusting Nature as the Climate Referee
Tudor Bosman
I really dislike the American way of quoting prices without tax. When I have to pay for something, I mostly care about how much money I have to pay overall, and not where the money goes.
While this is not too bad when all you have to deal with is a 7-9% sales tax, it's annoying in the case of airline tickets, where "taxes and fees" may be up to 50% of the overall price. - Tudor Bosman
That's not American, that's the airlines - Johnny
They've been trying to pass a law in Canada to force airlines to advertise their fares "all-in" but the airline lobbyists are winning so far. - Kenton
yeah the sales tax can annoy me to no end... mostly because I'm a total scrooge. Also when they add euro VAT to stuff just before checkout on Amazon, I always have to think about why the price is suddenly 25% higher (Danish VAT is 25% normally included the advertised price) - Rasmus Lauridsen
Otto: the same argument applies for any change in the pricing structure. Suppose the situation were reversed: suppose prices included the tax, and retailers were considering removing the tax from advertised prices; they'd rise the price such that the new advertised price ended with a 9... - Tudor Bosman from Android
Completely agree Tudor. That was the biggest shocks when we moved to the US. Back in Turkey, everything is tax included and you know how much you are going to spend: no surprises. - Eren Emre Kanal
<side-rant>Checked on price for round trip flight from a Calgary, Canada to LAX. IT WAS DOUBLE THE PRICE compared to LAX to Calgary. Same exact flight time, other parameters except reverse starting point that is.</side-rant> - Micah
There's a political reason why some would want it separate: it makes it more visceral what the government's take is. You feel the sales tax as an increase on what you wanted to pay. - Ray Cromwell
Otto: also, people understand very, very well how to compare prices -- "lower is better". This is why a merchant deciding to include the tax in the advertised price unilaterally would lose in the marketplace; people would see their prices as higher, and would be dissuaded from shopping there, even before thinking about the fact that taxes are included. This is also why, I think, prices... more... - Tudor Bosman
Micah, an article in the Calgary Herald on Saturday had someone compare prices from Toronto to Vancouver (about $1,000.00) v.s. Buffalo to Seattle and then shuttle to Vancouver (about $500.00). The taxes are killers. - Kenton
There is a big problem that can occur for the companies with this adding the tax into the price and displaying the total on the tags & advertising instead of the base price. Think about a large chain of stores with locations all over the US, where the tags and advertising are made in bulk and then distributed to stores all over the country. Or the stuff is pre-tagged at a central... more... - April Russo (FForever!)
That's why you abolish state taxes with a single GST - Bryce Roney from iPhone
Then what do you do about areas like in depressed parts of NJ where they have a 50% reduction in the taxes to encourage businesses to open shop and create jobs there, and people to go and shop there? - April Russo (FForever!)
Taxes that are not separated are taxes that are not noticed (and thus, easier to raise). Take a look at gasoline taxes in the US, the amount of which few at the pump could identify if they had to. Keeping them out of the price helps to keep them lower overall. - Andrew Leyden
If you abolished state and local sales taxes and replaced it with a single GST, wouldn't that mean that in some states that didn't have a sales tax, that consumers would be suddenly paying more? And what gets taxed? Some states would lose money if you remove the tax from some items, while other states consumers would end up paying more because items that were previously exempt from sales tax, now are taxed. - April Russo (FForever!)
We need an augmented reality app that can just tell you as you have the camera on the price what the real price is :-) Yes lazy don't want to do my own calculations solution, but sales tax is always stupid % like 7% or 8% - Rasmus Lauridsen
I liked it better when NJ had a 5% tax. Paid less and it was easy to figure out in your head. Now it's 7% and 3.5% in Urban Enterprise Zones. - April Russo (FForever!)
April: that's a fair point; what I'm suggesting would make life harder for retailers, while making it easier for consumers. It's a worthy trade-off, in my opinion. Also, stores that operate in multiple locations already have knowledge about the local tax rules; after all, they need to calculate and remit the taxes to the appropriate authorities; that information now has to end up on labels. - Tudor Bosman
Although big box stores would probably not be affected. The few big stores I shop at (Safeway, Walgreens, Fry's, Costco, Best Buy) don't have labels on items, but only on the shelves (except for bulk groceries and meats, which are presumably cut, weighed, and labeled in the local store anyway). And they already print different labels for different stores, because of time-limited, regional promotions. - Tudor Bosman
Rasmus, here the sales tax is 8.25%. To compute this, divide the price by twelve, then subtract 1% of the result. - Ruchira S. Datta
One part of the reason why they're separate is to prevent double-taxation: the revenue before tax is considered earned income, and is taxed as such, leaving the sales tax collected separate and untaxed. If they're rolled into one price, it's harder to determine if the sales tax was charged, or if the price was simply higher. Additionally, since sales tax is a levy on the consumer, not... more... - Mark Trapp
Taxes and fees are a little over $30 on my cable/internet bill, almost $60 for my water/trash/electricity. It's so depressing to open my bill to see the total, then getting to the bottom of the page or the next page to see all the little extra fees. - Anika
Mark: they can be separate on the receipt, and bundled together on the tag. Or display both: (in small font) $35 + $2.89 tax = (big font) $37.89. - Tudor Bosman
Tudor, the obligation is on the consumer, not the retailer, to pay the levy to the government. One other thing I'm thinking about is there is a subset of the population that's tax exempt or partially tax exempt, and would not pay the big, stated price. So then is it a discount, or was the price incorrectly stated? Is the retailer trying to tax an individual who is exempt? Leaving it up... more... - Mark Trapp
Mark: How is the tax-exempt population dealt with today? Do I go into Walgreens and show some form of ID at the checkout counter, and I don't get charged sales tax? I don't think I've ever seen this happen. - Tudor Bosman
I know some *items* are tax-exempt (food, and possibly others, depending on locality), but that's not a problem; the store already knows which ones they are, as they levy the tax appropriately. - Tudor Bosman
Tudor: yeah. You have documentation either on file with the store (or you bring the documentation to the register) that states you're exempt, and you wind up not paying it. NPOs, certain income levels in certain jurisdictions, and public workers in some special cases are all tax-exampt. Having worked with sales tax over the years, it's a hard concept to convey when it all goes into the... more... - Mark Trapp
Thinking about this a little more, I guess the point I'm making is that the government only intercedes after the act of sale: that is, the retailer isn't in business with the government. The setup that exists now is that the retailer controls their business up until the point of sale, where their hand is forced to collect taxes for the government. When you change the advertised price to... more... - Mark Trapp
Mark: I can see your point, although I don't empathize with it :) Maybe it's because I lived outside of the US until 1997, and the system I describe is in use throughout Europe; it was baffling to me to not know exactly how much I have to pay until the register. Two prices on the tag would, I think, satisfy most folks: if you're tax-exempt, you pay the first one, and the second one (including tax) is in a bigger font, simply because that's what most consumers will pay. - Tudor Bosman
Louis Gray
At LeWeb, @chrispirillo has a slide that says "Community is becoming increasingly distributed". I thought it said "increasingly disturbed".
Both. - Rochelle
Yeah yeah, Rochelle. - Louis Gray
Ha! That's the way I read this sentence here! Funny. - Dawn
That reminds me of a line from Blackadder: "Sir, it appears the peasants are revolting!" Prince George: "Oh, absolutely Blackadder. Couldn't agree more. Disgusting creatures the whole lot." - DGentry
Brian Clark
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Kevin Marks
How Americans spent themselves into ruin... but saved the world -
Hace dos semanas que me las entregaron y todavia no he podido sali ni un dia :-( -
La proxima vez que alguien me pida la talla de mi pie, le doy esto: -
Fox News Makes the Best Pie Chart. Ever. -
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Enrique Dans
The Most Influential Websites in the World: Wikipedia #1, Twitter #4 With a Bullet -
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Kol Tregaskes
"Presenting The Only Ferrari In The World No One Would Steal" - Kol Tregaskes
LOL! - Nik
LOL - rowlikeagirl
I might. With Yolanda's help. - Josh Haley from iPhone
It works, I wouldn't nick it. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
I'd be ALL OVER this car... if I knew how to steal cars. DO ANYBODY NO how to steal cars here? LOL - Bette Cooper
"Presenting The Only Ferrari In The World No One Would Steal" LOL - Yann Ropars
We did the same thing to our xbox 360 wireless controller at work. - Alan Le
Pfftt.. steal it at midnight and give it a paint job. DONE!! Next!! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Wow that's ugly. The base color should be a nice glossy black. - Yolanda
This is my DREAM car! - Heather
...except Paris Hilton - Fleagle
I would so drive that car. - Brodie Beta
Pulls out the Spray Paint,, Zooooommm - SCS of the Space Station
That's because everyone ran to Greader which has a long way to go before it can live up to FF. Conversations on there are way too hard. Worse than Twitter. - Kimber Scott
If I ran the world...this would get you a 6 month prison sentence..... - Stephanie Segel
Our local SCCA chapter has several loaner helmets painted that color. Thefts went down dramatically compared to when they were just black. - dthree
I'm not so sure. I once saw an old VW bug with a "Girl Power" bumper sticker being driven around by some skin head looking dudes. - Kevykev
This pic gets worse upon each viewing, hehe. - Kol Tregaskes
Genius - Kevin J Hatton
Except that for a thief to steal this, they would have it stripped back and turned into a real Ferrari in around 30 minutes flat (including travel time) so I don't think it would be that much of a deterrent. ;) - travispuk
Bumping some old good posts. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I still think this should be punishable with jail time..... - Stephanie Segel
Hehe, Stephanie. - Kol Tregaskes
Tim O'Reilly
Quirk: Apple is not evil. iPhone developers are stupid. (on native #iphone apps vs web apps. Warning: profanity laced.)
this sounds like it could either be interesting or a waste of time... slight chance of humor - Chris Heath
With no API access this doesn't make a lot of sense. And if apple wanted you to build web apps they would provide an equivalent experience. - Todd Hoff
meh, i get the quirks guy's points, but that doesn't mean that the app store approval process isn't broken - if webapps were able to get into the appstore so that they can be "purchased" through the apple system AND without any approval process then webapps would be on a level playing field with native apps. - Chris Heath
i think one of the biggest reasons to build a native app is to get into the appstore so you have the exposure... people can just search for you in their a lot easier than they can google for you (especially when they don't know they're looking for you in the first place) - Chris Heath
on the flip side of things, if you were to develop a webapp (and wanted to make money from it) when you charged people for access to the webapp you get to keep all the money (which is a a lot better than giving 30% to apple) but then again you aren't getting the exposure that the appstore gets you - Chris Heath
This part is exactly right: "The fundamental problem on the iPhone is not Apple’s App Store approval policies, but the iPhone developers’ arrogant disdain for Web technologies. That’s nothing new. Most X developers (for any non-Web value of X) live in mortal fear of the browser as a development platform. As a long-time browser researcher I can confirm that their fears are not entirely... more... - Chieze Okoye
I've started programming in WebOS, and I'm not a rockstar programmer or anything, but I can tell you based on me just poking around with js and stuff (and talking with my "hardcore" programming friends), that most of the BS talk about the web-tech programming is founded on ignorance and arrogance, just like this author asserts. - Chieze Okoye
ChromeOS requires WebApps - No native apps at all. Is their process broken too? - Cliff Gerrish
Cliff, ChromeOS sits on completely agnostic hardware. The iphone contains a panoply of sensors and service related data. To do most anything interesting that uses the capabilities of the iphone you need access to the APIs. This is said to be the reason Google doesn't want Android on Chrome OS, it makes things messy. - Todd Hoff
To offer a counter-point, Palm has done a pretty good job making the hardware sensors and what-not accessible from Javascript with their WebOS APIs. - Chieze Okoye
That Apple doesn't would seem to indicate something? - Todd Hoff
From comments: "Desktop vs the web will be the battle of our time, methinks. At least for the next several years as desktop-based developers slowly realize that they're going to need to confront the perceived failings of the web rather than reject the web as an app platform in its entirety." - Micah
Hmmm. Interesting. There's a comment plugging a book which leads one to - Micah
Todd: so when netbooks get accelerometers, 3G connections, etc -- will we still call the hardware "agnostic?" - Cliff Gerrish
I don't know Cliff. It seemed like they were pretty serious about keeping a separation. If they do get new capabilities the OS could use them but will they expose application level bindings? Hopefully not like ActiveX. They could safely offer it through a Chrome/Javascript sandbox, which would make sense for them. It just wouldn't be portable, which also seems a goal with the strict HTML 5 adherence. - Todd Hoff
Is the point 'strict HTML5 adherence' or simply to move apps and files up into the cloud with multi-platform/browser compatibility? - Cliff Gerrish
OK, Apple's still at fault for making the App store such an integral part of the phone. Otherwise the App store wouldn't be good visibility at all. As much as I have issues with webapps not quite being as good as desktop ones in some areas, I think the real issue was that Apple didn't want to depend on web visibility for their apps, probably because the notoriously paranoid Apple didn't want to have a weakness in case there was a handheld vs. desktop struggle they found themselves in. - Mr. Gunn
Kol Tregaskes
I bet $100 you don't have the guts to do this -
I bet $100 you don't have the guts to do this
LOL! - Kol Tregaskes
haha what? - Marissa
No. definately not. - Roberto Bonini
Afternoon LOL! - AJ Batac
That was pretty much my reaction on August 10th. - Jemm
I did that, but I was heading vertical, school had a vaulted ceiling and I went running, stepped on a chair right were it dropped, on impact both shoes fell off, one hit a guy in the face. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
wonder if that kid had aspirations of being a stunt guy... "dignity, always with dignity" ;) - alphaxion
What a plonker. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
ah, to be young and stupid again. (as opposed to middle-aged and stupid.) - Big Joe Silenced
You lose, Kol. I have done that. :D - Steven Perez
Darn it, I'll have to pay up. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
oUcH! - Hüseyin EROL
I'd do it in a heartbeat 20 years ago. Now, I'd be afraid I'd break a hip or something. *shakes fist* - Rodfather
spidey failure. - Ozer Wrzl (EN)
Hehe, Ozer, - Kol Tregaskes
hehehe :) - Mahdi
Step away from the crack Pipe !!! - SCS of the Space Station
Can I use the $100 to get liquored up before I do it? - Mark Krynsky
If I weren't afraid of going right through the wall, I'd probably still try that. I know I would have done that (and did similar things quite often) when I was much younger. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
This is still superb this morning after. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
This is why most men seem to have some form of brain damage. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Hehe! - Kol Tregaskes
That is not a leap of faith! - earl wallace from twhirl
Not quite. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
I don't have to show you that since I do that on every workday. - imabonehead
Ah is it, oh well, new to me. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
My page got on Reddit: and this anim got on the front page: - Kol Tregaskes
hey buddy i posted Da Gif On Reddit but it got So many down vote, beats me, any way your gif rux - Amir
Ah, cool. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
This is awesome :) - Joe Dawson
Defining the line between brave and stupid? - Eoghann Irving
You're right. I don't have the guts...and I'm proud of that. - Tammy Marshall
Bumped, just because. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I have the brains not to - VALZONE#SCREWED
...Spiderman, Spiderman... not! - .LAG liked that
Kol Tregaskes
Finding Value Even If I Were the Last FriendFeeder... - -
Finding Value Even If I Were the Last FriendFeeder... -
"Since the site's acquisition by Facebook this summer, I have not talked much about my thoughts on the future of FriendFeed, aside from the initial response saying it was not "dead". There hasn't been a major compelling event to do so, but it keeps coming up, so I thought I would share my thoughts, in light of what we've seen since August." - Kol Tregaskes from Bookmarklet
Landor Associates
Are you someone who can influence change with Intranet 2.0? Great job opportunity at a world leading agency.
Louis Gray
Zynga crosses 100 million users and expands beyond Facebook games -
Robert Scoble
TechCrunch: An Ecosystem Is Born: LinkedIn Opens Up API by @leenarao -
Louis Gray
Apple iPhone eats up 50% share of all mobile data traffic globally -
Mobile browsing was never a reality to me before I first held an iPod touch. A few months later I broke down and got an iPhone. - Daniel J. Pritchett
Fernando Polo
Andy Beal
We just posted: Microsoft to Google in Less Than Two Weeks
Jeremiah Owyang
Jeremiah Owyang
What percent of the time do you use your phone to actually talk? I use iPhone maybe only 5-10% for talking.
Tim O'Reilly
Re FB links now text-only: RT @bramcohen: Looks like Text Link just got a lot more relevant
Louis Gray
A good example... Truth vs. Marketing. Which is reality? :)
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How I feel... vs. how I present how I feel. :) - Louis Gray
Louis, you look like you're a twenty-some year old college student in the first picture versus an adult. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
No he does, but I think it's also time you get some sl... Sleep is a waste of time for the unproductive. I don't think you've been unproductive lately get some sleep. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
I'm looking left. I'm looking right. Back. forth. back. forth. In the space between truth and fiction I am playing PONG. - Micah
lol this is classic - and very brave of you to post ;) - Chris Saad
Brave, indeed. The arched brow says everything. :) - Mark Evans
*nods to Holden* :) - Micah
The first is my "old Twitter default avatar face". :) - Louis Gray
And Jimminy, one benefit of ignoring jetlag and working both time zones... Four meals! It's dinner time again! - Louis Gray
The one on the left looks like Louis "poor college student" Gray and the right is the CEO of blah-blah company. - imabonehead
Louis, I just ate my 4th meal without jetlag or working in two time zones, benefit of not sleeping more than 4 hours a day. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
I need to change your advisor photo on now - Jesse Stay
Make sure it is the second one then, Jesse. I always hated that other photo you took. It just won't die. - Louis Gray
What are you saying about my photography skills? :-) - Jesse Stay
In the left one, Louis looks Vulcan. :-> - Kurt Starnes
Of course, I could use this one: or this one: - Jesse Stay
Jesse makes me wonder abt @guykawasaki pic in your socialtoo about page is it the left or rght pic of Guy ;) - Sudha Jamthe
wait. is that a bib in the first pic? :) - Christian Anderson
Here are some others: :-) - Todd Hoff
Now he's been to London we're seeing the emergence on the world circuit of the true LG (face) brand. - Thomas Power
I thought that first shot was your inspector Clouseau impersonation. - Mark Krynsky
That's my #didntsleeponthejet look, Mark. - Louis Gray
Ok...but can you say "Does your dog bite" with a French accent for me anyways? - Mark Krynsky
Let's turn this into a meme! I just posted my "truth vs. fiction" here: - April Russo (FForever!)
The first pic looks like that of an Apple developer who's just got his iPhone app rejected from the App store. - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Haha, superb! - Kol Tregaskes
is it much like turning up for an executive type job interview in t-shirt and jeans or in a suit. You're the same person underneath. - Ian May
they might be both marketing avatars - left youtube vs right linkedin - lol - Barbara R. S.
Obviously BOTH are reality. The right one is not a stunt model is it? ;-) - Kristi Colvin
isn't it true that no one has one single face? - Martha from BuddyFeed
It was an honour to photograph you Louis, hopefully something for you to remember your London trip by - John Cassidy
We all try to show our best side to the outside world, particularly when it's with regard to business. But is it really disingenuous to show a happy face any more than it would be to show a scowl? Neither represents you or the collective us 100% of the time. Does this mean we need a chart with all our moods on it to greet potential clients? :) I do like the arched brow. hehe - Sheryl
Sorry to say this, Louis, but I will attempt to run away if I see someone coming to me bearing that smile you have on the second photo. I'd be like, "Darnit, here's another salesman wanting to pressure me into buying some thingamajig again..." No offense, Louis. But even for marketing, I really think you can do without the oh-so-friendly smile :-) - Pandu ● IT Optimizer from fftogo
Louis is a pro smiler :) - Steve Chou
Both - but the guy on the couch looks like more fun ;) - beautiful world
Kevin Marks
Twitter's NewRetweet and Darwinian Selection -
I love the reproductive metaphors here - reminds me of my recent posts on virile videos. - Kevin Marks
The post is exactly right. The unfortunate thing too, is that like what we lost with @replies, it will probably win by attrition, since doing the work around is not as easy. - Hilary Talbot
Twitter refines to create pure acceleration of a tweet across the graph... - Cliff Gerrish
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