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Rob Diana
This is so wrong that I almost spit out my coffee. - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Confirmed: Nook Color getting apps, tablet features with major April update - http://venturebeat.com/2011...
I love my Nook Color already, apps would be a major bonus. - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Re: The Little Dialers Story - http://www.hallicious.com/2011...
"This is definitely a cool idea. I will be loading it later to see what the kids think." - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Re: The Little Dialers Story - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"This is definitely a cool idea. I will be loading it later to see what the kids think." - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Re: The Little Dialers Story - http://www.hallicious.com/2011...
"This is definitely a cool idea. I will be loading it later to see what the kids think." - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Re: A Total Reset And Rediscovery - http://www.newcommbiz.com/a-total...
"Generally, I am against the "big reset". My reasoning is that there are a core number of RSS feeds and social network contacts that you will likely keep at almost all times. For my RSS feeds, I tend to review my stats to see what I am reading and sharing. In some cases, I have removed popular feeds because of the signal/noise ratio in order to keep my RSS reading somewhat sane. Reviewing and pruning seems to be a good process, but it has to be continuous not once per year. Otherwise, entropy rules and you just have a lot of unread feeds with little signal." - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Re: A Total Reset And Rediscovery - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Generally, I am against the "big reset". My reasoning is that there are a core number of RSS feeds and social network contacts that you will likely keep at almost all times. For my RSS feeds, I tend to review my stats to see what I am reading and sharing. In some cases, I have removed popular feeds because of the signal/noise ratio in order to keep my RSS reading somewhat sane. Reviewing and pruning seems to be a good process, but it has to be continuous not once per year. Otherwise, entropy rules and you just have a lot of unread feeds with little signal." - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
I have never been so excited to hear about a book's publication date. - Rob Diana
Dave Winer
If you're going to do an API please use XML.
Interesting why only XML for the API ? - Peter Dawson
No more JSON? - Jim McCusker
I agree; JSON is barely human readable. - Roger Jennings
But on huge sites, JSON may make sense from a price & performance perspective. - Jim McCusker
why use xml? and more generally what type of API? - Rob Diana
How 'bout you provide options so developers can use what's appropriate for their application? - Ken Sheppardson
If you are doing an API that will be accessed from a browser use JSON. XML is the wrong answer. But most people ought to just offer both. It is trivial to offer your API in several formats. - Sam Pullara
XML isn't supposed to read by humans, it's supposed to read y machines. But I like Same Pullara's point. Returning data in various types isn't that difficult. - Chris Jones
XML is more generic, but really its only presentation - make it as easy as possible for people to use by offering the output it in multiple formats (RSS, XML, ATOM,...). - martin english
JSON please. But really it's pretty trivial to do both - Benjamin Golub from fftogo
agreed. XML is universal and has things like XSL, XSLT, XPath, XQuery that you can use with it. JSON has no such ecosystem, just a quick and dirty way to parse a string. XML is more than a string. Plus, JSON has no way to validate it, as far as I remember. - Eric Marden
I like JSON better. It's faster and easier to parse IMO. - Winston Teo
If you intend your API to be consumed by a browser then please provide it in JSON. Its just so much easier and faster than having to parse XML. And JSON being barely human readable? Um, isn't that why we have computers now? And wow, do I remember the fuss that was made over XML back in the early 90's how that wasn't human readable. We got computers to read it for us as well. - Troy Forster from feedalizr
why is it so hard to support both? - Jesse McPherson
As several people have pointed out the best ideal is support multiple formats. JSON works best if your API is being consumed by a browser or similar platform where javascript is the language. If you're building a desktop app in something like .NET then the native tools to de/serialize XML are fantastic. RSS and Atom are XML with specific DTDs and there are tons of libraries optimized for these formats. - Troy Forster
Dave, has your opinion on this changed now that you have a JSON parser? - Original Flavor
Rob Diana
Twitter Kills the API Whitelist: What it Means for Developers & Innovation - http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive...
Been waiting for one of the big tech blogs to cover this. A little disappointed that I didn't get a link though. - Rob Diana
AJ Kohn
Twitter Stops Whitelisting Applications - http://regulargeek.com/2011...
Seems like Twitter is using a boiled frog approach to closing their developer ecosystem. - AJ Kohn
The boiled frog is an excellent analogy. I wish I had used that in my post. - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
What if Facebook Bought Twitter? The Companies Have Talked About It, Report Says - http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive...
A Google acquisition makes sense, Facebook has no reason to buy Twitter except to shut it down. No new features or users to acquire. - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Compete Is In A Total Nosedive, According To Compete - http://techcrunch.com/2011...
Alexa shows an improving trend for Compete.com, but Alexa shows global data. - Rob Diana
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Re: The World Wide Web isn’t an Open Platform - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Disregarding non-coders, creating applications is still difficult even for veteran coders. There is so much that continues to change, and so much breadth of knowledge required, that a simple application becomes somewhat difficult. Even with the general object-oriented reuse that people try for, building reusable components beyond simple frameworks is tremendously difficult. Disappointingly, with the rise of mobile devices, I do not see this constant change halting at all." - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Re: The World Wide Web isn’t an Open Platform - http://www.victusspiritus.com/2011...
"Disregarding non-coders, creating applications is still difficult even for veteran coders. There is so much that continues to change, and so much breadth of knowledge required, that a simple application becomes somewhat difficult. Even with the general object-oriented reuse that people try for, building reusable components beyond simple frameworks is tremendously difficult. Disappointingly, with the rise of mobile devices, I do not see this constant change halting at all." - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
The Ultimate Lifehack: Gain Back 13.9% Or More Time - http://thefuturebuzz.com/2011...
That would mean I am supposedly watching 5 hours of TV per day. There is no way I could watch that much, I don't have the time. - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Tutorials for Making Your Website Mobile Friendly - Noupe Design Blog - http://www.noupe.com/how-tos...
Tutorials for Making Your Website Mobile Friendly - Rob Diana
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Re: Building Better Social Graphs - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"The problem with this idea is context or the need for metadata. Keeping track of your network in each group is simple, but each network has a different purpose and that purpose could be different based on the person creating the network. For example, I use Facebook mainly for personal contacts, but other people use it for business. I use LinkedIn for business, and Twitter is a mix of business and personal. Each contact in each network has specific context (or metadata) that makes that connection mean something. For people, that context is implicit but for an application the context needs to be built and managed explicitly. I would love to have something like this as well, but with the number of network-enabled services, even the development becomes difficult. Also, how does this fit with the idea of a single digital identity that is shared across all of these services?" - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Re: Building Better Social Graphs - http://www.avc.com/a_vc...
"The problem with this idea is context or the need for metadata. Keeping track of your network in each group is simple, but each network has a different purpose and that purpose could be different based on the person creating the network. For example, I use Facebook mainly for personal contacts, but other people use it for business. I use LinkedIn for business, and Twitter is a mix of business and personal. Each contact in each network has specific context (or metadata) that makes that connection mean something. For people, that context is implicit but for an application the context needs to be built and managed explicitly. I would love to have something like this as well, but with the number of network-enabled services, even the development becomes difficult. Also, how does this fit with the idea of a single digital identity that is shared across all of these services?" - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Re: Building Better Social Graphs - http://avc.com/2011...
"The problem with this idea is context or the need for metadata. Keeping track of your network in each group is simple, but each network has a different purpose and that purpose could be different based on the person creating the network. For example, I use Facebook mainly for personal contacts, but other people use it for business. I use LinkedIn for business, and Twitter is a mix of business and personal. Each contact in each network has specific context (or metadata) that makes that connection mean something. For people, that context is implicit but for an application the context needs to be built and managed explicitly. I would love to have something like this as well, but with the number of network-enabled services, even the development becomes difficult. Also, how does this fit with the idea of a single digital identity that is shared across all of these services?" - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
This is a great SEO/blogging post from @ajkohn : Stop Writing for People http://www.blindfiveyearold.com/stop-wr...
Thanks Rob. I appreciate the kind words. - AJ Kohn
AJ, I always like to share good content. So it is not a problem. - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Sed across multiple files - http://www.markhneedham.com/blog...
I love little unix hacks like this. Without cygwin, you would completely miss the opportunity on windows. - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Re: 7 Ways to Monitor Social Media for Less - http://oneforty.com/blog...
"There are a few other good tools as well. YackTrack is my personal favorite (and I am the developer), SocialMention.com and ScoutLabs. ScoutLabs is not free but I believe it is still fairly inexpensive." - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Re: 7 Ways to Monitor Social Media for Less - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"There are a few other good tools as well. YackTrack is my personal favorite (and I am the developer), SocialMention.com and ScoutLabs. ScoutLabs is not free but I believe it is still fairly inexpensive." - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Re: 7 Ways to Monitor Social Media for Less - http://oneforty.disqus.com/7_ways_...
"There are a few other good tools as well. YackTrack is my personal favorite (and I am the developer), SocialMention.com and ScoutLabs. ScoutLabs is not free but I believe it is still fairly inexpensive." - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Re: 7 Ways to Monitor Social Media for Less - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"There are a few other good tools as well. YackTrack is my personal favorite (and I am the developer), SocialMention.com and ScoutLabs. ScoutLabs is not free but I believe it is still fairly inexpensive." - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Experience is overrated - http://www.scottberkun.com/blog...
This is timely. I've been thinking about what makes someone an expert lately. http://www.quora.com/What-ma... Experience does seem like a strange metric ... - AJ Kohn
Sadly, it seems like the most common metric. In technology, it is very difficult to gauge expertise and testing just tends to show whether you can study. - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
Understanding Today's Skype Outage: Explaining Supernodes - http://www.disruptivetelephony.com/2010...
This post really makes it sound like Skype built something similar to a hierarchical DNS using P2P software. Very cool. - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
CIA launches WTF- ‘Wikileaks Task Force’ - http://www.inquisitr.com/93695...
Please tell me this is a joke. - Rob Diana
Rob Diana
One issue with this is that the tree is unbalanced. We all know that Christmas trees need to be balanced. - Rob Diana
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