Bye bye Reddit

Some time ago, I told my collegues, “Forget Digg, you need to start using Reddit.” Reddit was much more fun then, even only about a year ago. Since then, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend – massive brainwashing groupthink overtaking rational discussion and interesting links. Reddit really let me down. These

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Go, Bloglines, Go!

The other day, I griped about the new Bloglines beta. To my surprise and enjoyment, one of the Bloglines developers left a comment, and we exchanged a few short emails. Today, Bloglines releases beta 1.0.2, and guess what? My issues were specifically addressed! Let’s examine: So what do we see?

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Bloglines Beta Ain’t Doin’ It For Me

Bloglines has been pushing their new beta site, beta.bloglines.com, and are already reporting many satisfied users. The new site is very attractive and much more modern looking, but do not count me among the satisfied. The new beta, as far as I’m concerned, is just a second rate Google Reader.

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Gmail Video and Thoughts on Gmail

Google just released their Gmail compilation video to YouTube, and… well… it’s cool! It really is. Not only because the video is fun, not only because it’s refreshing to see a company that looks like it might be fun and not just a bunch of hair old white men who

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Coming Soon: Web 2.0 Review

I’ve been doing a LOT of coding for OSNews version 4 lately. It’s really brought up a lot of interesting thoughts about Web 2.0 websites. I intend to write something of length about that in the next few days. Suffice it to say, there’s a lot of new ground we’ll

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User Generated Content Usually Sucks

This goes to show how worthless digg.com comments can be. Nearly every comment is dugg down. C’mon, are these the kinds of comments that people feel they should take the time to type and submit. Do they think other people will get joy from reading them? Read this comments on

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Picasa Evolves

Well, I’m very excited to report that Google has begun bringing Picasa into the Web 2.0 realm. Today I signed in and found — tags! and search! and moire storage! Hooray! So this is fantastic, it’s the start of bringing this beast up to “usable” for large photostreams. Now that

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Review: Picasaweb vs. Flickr

Now that I’ve successfully used most of the features on both flickr.com and Picasaweb, I decided I would write a short review of the two services. The need for online photo storage is certainly a very real one, and different services have different objectives. Here’s a short breakdown. Read more

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