On today's web, so many social sites never get off the ground because users don't easily migrate from their online communities. As much as I want MySpace to die, people will still be using it as long as their friends are using it.
The Web Life
Capturing the atmosphere of the Silicon Valley tech experience.
Andrew Mager is a hacker advocate at Spotify in New York City.
If I had to explain Twitter to someone for the first time, I would say that it's an addicting social news feed of my friends' status or commentary. It's micro-blogging.
Last.fm keeps track of the songs you listen to, and gives you stats about recently played tracks, most played tracks, most played artists, and it's social.
Pete Cashmore's social media news blog is known for covering stories about the ever changing web and how to better interact with it, but it also has an offline presence. Mashable's founder likes to travel around the country and meet the folks that read his blog.
Presidential candidate Barack Obama promised to announce his vice president through personal text messages and emails. I still haven't gotten mine.
Whenever there is a tech-related party in the bay area, I'm gonna try and make an appearance. In turn, I will share those experiences here with you.
Email is secret elixir that makes us addicted to the Internet, but the overall infrastructure of it hasn't changed in over ten years. The same can be said for GMail.
The second day of An Event Apart will feature plenty of web standards jargon. I will be posting photos and notes from today's events.
The antique Palace Hotel in San Francisco houses An Event Apart, a collaboration of interactive presentations about web standards, user experience design, and best practices. The two-day conference features well-known speakers from around the world, including AEA's hosts Jeffrey Zeldman and Eric Meyer.
In the quiet flats of University of California San Francisco Mission Bay campus, bloggers, thinkers, journalists, developers, and inventors melt together for a full day of lectures and learning. The goal of Wordcamp 2008 is to figure out the future of publishing on the web.