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Spotback is now in public beta
Spotback which advertises itself as the "rate everything!" platform for the web 2.0 is finally out of private beta and available to the public. Spotback provides widgets that blog writers can embed in their blogs. The widgets enable readers to both rate blog posts and see which blogs posts have received the highest ratings from others. Spotback users are also provided with a personalized recommendation service that takes their past ratings into consideration - a bit like outbrain.com. I haven't given ......

Posted On Saturday, April 14, 2007 2:41 AM

Outbrain.com - Personalized blog recommendations
A couple of weeks ago I've had the pleasure of attending outbrain.com's "friends night out". A small get together of bloggers, outbrain.com crew and sympathizers. Not only was it great fun, it was also educational as Dr. Nahum Sharfman (of shopping.com fame) gave a short talk about the recent web 2.0 startup boom. Dr. Sharfman's bottom line seems to be that nobody knows what's going to catch on and what isn't, with the one exception that a viable business model should be the prerequisite for anyone ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 10, 2007 9:49 AM

Barcopedia - Turn your webcam into a barcode scanner
StreetTech just ran an item about a website called LibraryThing. It lets you populate an online catalog of your books by scanning the barcodes on the covers into your computer. The interesting question is - How do you scan a barcode into a PC and onto the web? Gareth from StreetTech suggests using something called a CueCat. This is an old barcode scanner gadget that was distributed freely to magazine subscribers a few years back (all Wired subscribers received them at some point). These things are ......

Posted On Monday, January 8, 2007 2:48 PM

Gliffy - Free online graphs and diagrams editor

With Gliffy around, who needs Microsoft Visio anyhow?

Credit to digg.

Posted On Wednesday, June 28, 2006 11:56 AM

YubNub - A command line interface for to the web.
I've just learned about the coolest web app - YubNub. I read about it in Roy Osherove's blog. What it does is, it gives you a "command-line interface" to the web by allowing you to type in simple commands and then transfering you to corresponsing URLs. For example, to browse an entry in WikiPedia, I usually type-in to my FireFox: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X where X is the entry I'm looking for. In YubNub all I have to do is type-in wiki X and whammo! I'm there. YubNub has tons more of useful commands ......

Posted On Monday, May 22, 2006 7:47 AM

New! Web 2.1 is finally here!

Check out a live demo at http://cheese.blartwendo.com/web21-demo.html

Posted On Tuesday, April 25, 2006 11:28 AM

del.icio.us direc.tor - Powerful UI for del.icio.us
I've just discovered del.icio.us direc.tor which is an innovative and powerful user interface for managing your del.icio.us bookmarks. You add a bookmarklet to your FireFox (or MSIE) and launch it when browsing del.icio.us. What you get is a drop-down list of all your tags. Choose a tag and another drop-down list is populated with all related tags. Choose a tag from that ddl and the process continues. This is an excellent way to find links through tags and to see which of your tags are useful and ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:24 AM

del.icio.us is down again :(
It gets scarier:
del.icio.us is down for emergency maintenance. we'll be back as soon possible. 
Yikes!

Posted On Sunday, December 18, 2005 5:56 PM

del.icio.us is down.
Oops. del.icio.us are having some serious availability issues: System error error: Can't call method "prepare" on an undefined value at /www/del.icio.us/comp/user/get line 13. context: ... 9: my $usedb = 'master'; 10: my $ret; 11: 12: if (!$auth_user) { $usedb = 'user' } 13: if (!exists ($db->{$usedb})) { $usedb = 'master' } 14: $user_name_q->{$usedb} = $db->{$usedb}->prepare('select * from users where user_name = ?'); 15: my $query = $user_name_q->{$usedb}; 16: $query->execute(lc($user_na... 17: ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 14, 2005 11:42 AM

del.icio.us bought by Yahoo!
Just got the word from boingboing : del.icio.us is now part of Yahoo! I sure hope impact on del.icio.us is going to be minimal. http://blog.del.icio.us/blog/2005/12/yahoo.html

Posted On Saturday, December 10, 2005 5:42 PM

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