Facebook In Polish – Renovated By Cowboys

Facebook Polish

For a number of months every time I log into Facebook (or at least it seemed that way) Facebook would add a call for help with translation into my news feed. I think most of my readers are aware that I live in Poland, though those details are not directly available to Facebook, unless they look at my phone number.

Exclusive: Activity SocialStream Goes Portable With Blogcatalog

Blogcatalog Socialstream Activity Widget

Blogcatalog have introduced a new exciting widget to help keep blog readers connected with your other activities.

Many bloggers look on their activity on social networks, social news and microblogging sites as an extension of their blog. For instance I look on my Stumbleupon blog as an ideal way to publish asides, or as a legitimate way to share cool content without having to worry about copyright issues that might be associated with sharing RSS items using Google Reader.
I am not a big fan of posts that are just a big links roundup.

MyBlogLog Social Activity Time Line Disappoints

MyBlogLog Social Activity Stream Bugs

I normally include a disclosure at the end of my posts relating to Blogcatalog and MyBlogLog, because I want to preserve as much impartiality as possible.
I have always tried to give them equal coverage, and whatever financial benefit I gain from working a little closer with Blogcatalog behind the scenes I try not to influence my opinion. If I was writing paid reviews about them, or had accepted direct advertising, I would have earned a lot more than I will probably receive long term if you factor in associated risk.

Best Of Ebay – Ebay Sellers Christmas Opportunity

Best of Ebay

I know that lots of my readers sell stuff through Ebay, in fact many of them make a full time living doing it.

Ebay have now launched their own Social News site to highlight the weird and wonderful best items for sale on Ebay, past and present.

Gooruze Preview

Gooruze

GooruzeI have only just found out about Gooruze, it seems only the cool kids get to beta test anything these days ;) Actually I do get to peep at exciting new stuff once in a while, but this one slipped past me.

BlogCatalog API Launches

Blogcatalog have just launched an API for programmers giving extensive access to the data contained within both the user profiles and blog profiles.

The BlogCatalog REST (REpresentational State Transfer) API allows the retrieval of public user and blog data based on a set of input parameters. This page outlines the various types of requests that can be executed and provides example requests and responses.

BlogCatalog Updates

Blogcatalog Broadcast

Blogcatalog announced on their blog yesterday some fairly major changes and I just spent an hour or so looking around to get a feel for what has changed.

The first thing I suggest you do is pop over to Blogcatalog and grab a free 7 day trial of their supporters service, so you can actually try out some of these new features (today may be the last day this is available)