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Monday, 3 March 2008

Web 2.0... it's like spaghetti, except with tubes.

The new generation of internet 'toys' are expanding and developing daily.. some are more useful than others, but all are intriguing. Here's a couple I came across recently:

  • friendfeed.com : A site where you can combine all your internet 'presences' (blogs, Twitter, Flickr, Pownce) so friends can keep track of everything that's going on, and realise quite how much time you spend on line. Hmm... Too much, it would seem (my friend feed is at friendfeed.com/cacophonyx)
  • www.mymilemarker.com : a handy way to keep track of how much it's costing to run a car these days. It can link with Twitter, so I don't have to remember the details till I get home...

I'm still musing on finding a way to turn all my 'tweets' for a day into a blog post for posterity. I know Wordpress can do it, but I daresay it's possible on Movable Type (which I use) with a bit* of fiddling.

Yup.. all these Web 2.0 stuffs are interlinking with each other, making a bit of a mesh (mess?) Do I have a problem with the lack of privacy? Not really.. for one thing, I don't really write anything (particularly) contentious, and for another, I am merely a small intermittent squeak in the roar of internet traffic - mild obscurity is good.

The only thing I fear is that I spend so much time playing with these toys that I don't have anything useful to say, save for talking about the toys I'm playing with. That would make me a bore, so I'd better go now!

*OK, so that's most of a day wasted...

Posted by james at March 3, 2008 9:18 AM


 
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