Keep Startups Simple?

This is something that distracts me from my long-term goals.

Paul Graham of Y-Combinator

Here it is: I like to find (a) simple solutions (b) to overlooked problems (c) that actually need to be solved, and (d) deliver them as informally as possible, (e) starting with a very crude version 1, then (f) iterating rapidly.

New MyBlogLog Community Widget

New MyblogLog Widget

MyBlogLog have introduced a new interactive widget

New MyblogLog Widget

With the recently introduced API still in closed beta, I can only imagine they are going to add a little more to the information panel in the future to expose your activities in the “social cloud”.

Nofollow Killed Google Social Graph API 3 Years Ago

Socila Graph API example

Lets face it, I have social profiles all over the web and I am or have been an active participant in tons of conversations on blogs and forums.

3 years ago Google introduced rel=”nofollow”, very similar to rel=”me” , rel=”friend” and other XFN and FOAF standards.
Today Google are championing their new API with the slogan “URLs Are People Too

Techmeme PageRank Penalty?

Techmeme Google Toolbar PageRank

I just happened to glance down at my Search status toolbar in the status window of Firefox, and noticed that Techmeme’s Google Toolbar PageRank had been reduced to 4

Techmeme Google Toolbar PageRank

Techmeme Sell Links

Blogcatalog SezWho Partnership – Passes MyBlogLog Traffic

Blogcatalog Alexa 3 year

Blogcatalog SezWhoFor the last few weeks Blogcatalog have been driving full steam with new features, and today announce a partnership with SezWho, the comment and reputation ranking platform.

I have been slacking a little over the last month on the updates, so time to play catch up.

Fast Company Beta Tips

Fastcompany feeds

Lee Odden was kind enough to invite me to the Fast Company beta, I assume he just imported his contacts from LinkedIn or Gmail (I hope he didn’t use Gmail because of security risks) so I have had a snoop around, added a profile and this blog to their list of feeds.
From what I can tell they have been live for over 1 month now, it is possible I received invites before and didn’t respond to them, along with the other 20+ invites I seem to receive to every new social networking platform.

Sphinn All Unsphunn

Sphinn Logo

I had intended my next post to be a small tribute to the great articles that have been selected as finalists for this year’s Semmys, with links to all the finalists and a subtle link through to the SEO category where one of my articles was selected as a finalist.