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.

Linking To Differing Opinion

No Trackbacks On Post

There is nothing wrong with having strong, even biased opinion about a product or service, as long as you provide a basis for that judgement, clear disclosure of any conflicts, and where possible links to differing opinion.

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”.

Blog Search Revisited – Google vs Technorati vs Techmeme

Microsoft Yahoo

It has been close to a year since I first starting delving into the intricacies of various forms of blog search, and 10 months since I returned to the subject.
My post yesterday on the Microsoft Yahoo deal was the ideal opportunity to see how things might have changed over the last 10 months, as it is a topic being heavily discussed on 100s of blogs.

A Quagmire Of Ineptitude? – Yahoo | Microsoft | Google | AOL

I try to avoid blogosphere discussions unless I have something substantial to add. I don’t have holdings in any of the companies embroiled in the current takeover / acquisition debate, and to be perfectly honest I am not sure if any of the combined entities that eventually emerge will be able to compete with Google on their home turf.

Google Groups Comment Spam

Google Groups Comment Spam

It crops up occasionally that people want to leave a comment with a reference to a Google webpage or a Google search result.

Unfortunately on a daily basis my server is hit with comment spam with links pointing to Google redirects, or Google subdomains.

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