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A Face­book alter­na­tive called Dias­pora just went pri­vate alpha testing.


Com­par­i­son between hosted blog plat­forms: Blog­ger and Word­Press. This blog is self-hosted. Big difference.

I use Blog­ger and WordPress.com and finally set­tled for the self-hosted ver­sion of WordPress.

Blog­ger, Pos­ter­ous and Word­Press.

Word­Press Inter­nal Link Shortcode

Word­Press 3.1 is intro­duc­ing a fea­ture to make it eas­ier to link and posts. Here’s a plu­gin to do it now and even better.


Face­book, Twit­ter and the Search for Peace in the Mid­dle East

The Inter­net is a wildly pow­er­ful and dis­rup­tive tool. It can be used for good, it can be used for ill. It dis­rupts mar­kets, it dis­rupts com­mu­ni­ca­tion, it changes the way peo­ple con­nect and col­lab­o­rate with one another, but it’s just a tool, and it’s a tool used by peo­ple for a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent ends.

It had to hap­pen some day. Seri­ously do peo­ple still fall for this.

My Gmail Spam box con­tained thou­sands and thou­sands of this type of scams.

And yes, I did receive a scam on Face­book recently too. I did make a com­plaint to Face­book and Face­book make it clear that it won’t inform me of the out­come. So that’s that.


TNN, Twit­ter News Net­work. It’s already here. Every­body is now a journalist.

Just use the #hash­tags and all tweets can be grouped together.

Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day travel

Was it because of the unhap­pi­ness before the hol­i­day trav­els that resulted in TSA putting on their Sunday’s best?

Or was it smooth because the scan­ners were switched off?

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Could it be that the major­ity opted to fly altogether?

One thing for sure, I won’t be hol­i­day­ing in the US for the next 10 years.

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