Much has already been said about Tweetrush, the service that allows you to get statistics on your personal Twitter usage. I particularly liked Bernie Goldbach's commentary where, among other things, he says:Tweetrush is Sweet Infoporn.
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The spat between WidgetLaboratory and Ning highlights one of the running sores in the current rush to all things 2.0: no-one and I mean no-one has given enough thought to how Terms of Service (ToS) are going to operate in the real world once cloud based services start to scale and third parties tangle with each other.
Through my keen observations, deep procrastination and occasional drunken ramblings, there are three things which annoy me about a service or product before I even use them. These three things, from a consumer's point of view, are the following:having a product with a stupid name;a blatant disregard to standard English and not capitalising the first letter of their product or company name - a noun;having a company which uses a ccTLD which magically incorporates the product name: del.
If there's one thing I really like it is what I term 'self evident' applications. These are apps that have a clear purpose and which are blindingly simple to use.
Modelsheet is pitched as a product that is supposed to make the development of complex models much easier than the default 'Excel way.' In theory it removes a number of the steps necessary to ensure data accuracy and template integrity.
Earlier today, Zoho sent over an intriguing email with a whole bunch of numbers and spreadsheet demonstrating why Google in particular is not likely to be a threat to the company. It makes interesting reading.
Bubble Comment is exactly that, a way to comment on a website in your own little bubble. It's hardly new in terms of allowing people to leave comments, but as I've previously written, webcams do seem to be the social tool of the modern generation.
Last week I took a peek at the unfortunately named Flypaper Pro, a product that allows the creation of high quality Flash content but without all the programming skills that are normally associated with this kind of thing. I say unfortunately named because for me, it has connotations of fly splattered bits of sticky paper hanging from various rooms when I lived in the French countryside.
Last week I was on a call with Frank Hannigan, Managing Director of YouGetItBack.com, and quite possibly the best thing to come out of Ireland since Guinness.
It's not often I get excited by adoption numbers but the fact Zoho has passed the million user landmark represents an outstanding achievement and a cause for celebration. Zoli Erdos, chief hand waver and Irregular chum has all the details.