Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms: don’t believe the anti-hype

Everyone’s hella snarking about the FB Horizons Workrooms project (collaborative work in virtual reality) but mark (ha!) my words… 99% of them haven’t tried it. 95% of them didn’t bother actually RTFA (“Who is gonna pay thousands of dollars per person for this??!?” [it costs $299]) Nearly everyone will be “WOW! This is revolutionary!” when… Continue reading Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms: don’t believe the anti-hype

ExpressionEngine to Blogger — My blog reborn

Well, that was a pain in the gluteus maximus! I’ve spent a total of over 20 hours (!) setting up a Blogger blog and moving all of my blog entries and comments over from my old blog home powered by ExpressionEngine.  I think I have pretty much everything transferred successfully now, but I’m counting on you, fine readers,… Continue reading ExpressionEngine to Blogger — My blog reborn

Dear FB, Twitter – We want narrowcasting, not just broadcasting!

Earlier this week, I wanted to send a Facebook message to my dancer friends in the Bay Area  to invite them to a local event.  I ended up manually sifting through my entire friends list, since there’s no way to invite or message an intersection of friends.  Similarly, I wanted to post a twitter note to… Continue reading Dear FB, Twitter – We want narrowcasting, not just broadcasting!

Thoughts on social media

I thought I’d take a moment to share a bit about my personal views and take on Social Media. Twitter I am ThatAdamGuy on Twitter. Some notes… I don’t subscribe to that many people (proportional to the number of people who subscribe to me). I find Tweetdeck to be incredibly awesome.  Indispensible. Before I discovered this program, I… Continue reading Thoughts on social media

Don’t get a G1 (but do keep an eye out for Android Awesomeness!)

When it took me seven seconds just to be able to answer a phone call, that’s when I realized I had finally had enough.  I’ve never used an iPhone and due to disapproval over Apple’s policies probably never well, so this is not a “G1 Sucks iPhone Rules!!!1” post.  Unfortunately, it’s still a rant against… Continue reading Don’t get a G1 (but do keep an eye out for Android Awesomeness!)

#geekfail — Valuing immediacy over depth, accuracy, and understanding

Yesterday, I learned about the turmoil in Iran… from the blogosphere.  Some have argued that the immediacy of news on this and other breaking topics is a sign that mainstream media has failed and online media—specifically “real time” components of online media—have triumphed.  I believe such an assumption is not only dead wrong, but dangerous… Continue reading #geekfail — Valuing immediacy over depth, accuracy, and understanding

My experiment testing user engagement on Facebook, Friendfeed, and Twitter

What did I do?!I posted an identically-phrased note on Facebook, Friendfeed, and Twitter at around 1:30am PDT Friday morning. Specifically, I posted this: “Could you kindly help me with a super-quick experiment (takes less than 30 seconds)? I’ll share results 🙂 Thanks!” Why?I was curious to see which set of friends/subscribers (henceforth referred to as… Continue reading My experiment testing user engagement on Facebook, Friendfeed, and Twitter

Gmail tip: Use "Quick Links" to help you find important mail quickly

Do you use Gmail?  The new “Quick Links” feature, offered via Google’s Gmail Labs project, can help save you time and highlight important mail. WHAT QUICK LINKS DOESThink of it as sort of a “Saved searches” feature :-D.  Basically, you can take any search and “save” it so that it appears as an option under… Continue reading Gmail tip: Use "Quick Links" to help you find important mail quickly

All "friends" aren’t created equal! (why we need better relationship marking in social networks)

I’m planning on quitting twitter.  Flickr—at least as a social site—is getting frustratingly unwieldly.  You know why?  Because pretty much all social sites like this treat all my friends, co-workers, acquaintances, online buddies the same, and it’s a big, stupid, completely off-putting mess! Sure, these services want to reduce complexity… they know that many folks… Continue reading All "friends" aren’t created equal! (why we need better relationship marking in social networks)