I get the feeling last.fm will be just fine; what CBS have _really_ acquired is AudioScrobbler. That data’s worth a fortune.
30 May 2007
Recent radio silence has mainly been down to last ditch preparation for Reboot. And this post itself is a bit of a placeholder – I’m about to leap on trains to take me to planes, so there’s little time to write.
I’ll be in Copenhagen from this afternoon until the weekend. Can’t wait for the conference – last year’s was awesome. I’ll also be speaking at the conference, about modern manners for the digital world. I think it could be interesting, but I’m quite nervous about it.
I’m on email and Twitter as ever. If you’re Rebooting: do say hello.
Update: Will be late to CPH; the flight is delayed. Boo, hiss. Hopefully I’ll make the pre-boot party, but it’ll be tight…
Some good tips from Geoffrey Grosenbach
“‘Facebook hasn’t told people they are now being exposed to third party applications,’ Roschke said. ‘They have made the general announcement, but there was no notice to me as to whether I wanted these settings.”
Facebook’s new development platform looks fantastic – very rich, very unusual for its sector.
What it says on the tin.
The best products came from those odd teams that managed to compromise. The technology was clumsy and the emotional benefits of the software shaky. But it was better than the crap that customer had to put up with before.
22 May 2007
One of the things that’s been making me happiest recently has been the fact that Jodrell Bank’s telescopes have been Twittering. These big machines, peering into the cosmos, chattering to themselves about where they’re currently pointed – and that chatter is overheard and reproduced on the web. Obligatory screengrab, in case Twitter is down:
It’s cute, and adds to the growing number of non-humans burbling away on Twitter. As I thought about this, it became clear that Twitter isn’t just “the status message turned into communication” (as I usually describe it), but a human-readable messaging bus.
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