Internet 2007. There are tons of communities available and all aspire to be the global center of networking. Without a large user base, there cannot be a community. Most net-active people have an account with at least one of the popular communities, and some (ahem) have an account for most of them. But a lot of active community users are fed up with registering on dozens of different sites and rebuild their personal profile and friends list over and over again.
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Today it was announced that the next version of well-known blog authoring tool Movable Type will be available as open source. This may be a good move, since competitors such as WordPress and ExpressionEngine has culled a fair amount of MT users during last year.
It’s the day after the bomb and the dust has just settled. Yesterday, the front page of Digg was cluttered with articles related to the HD-DVD key story. On the surface, it was nothing new there.
A while back I mentioned the new set of icons for the CS3 family. Today the suite is launched and it contains several goodies. Scoble has made an interview with the Flash team about what’s new in the CS3 suite, which includes a demo of Flash CS3.
Twitter has come a long way since its first incarnations in Jack Dorsey’s notebook. Even though it may be ignored by the most, it is still extremely popular with over 11 000 requests per second. As anyone with technical sense would guess, this leads to massive scaling issues.
I just read an article by Paul Graham entitled Microsoft is dead. He claims that Microsoft is no longer a threat to other companies and mentions four things that supposedly killed the company: Google, Ajax, broadband and Apple.
In the wake of SXSW 2007 there has been complaints in the blogosphere raising the question whether computer conferences have played out their role. I mentioned some of it in my previous post, Celebrities of the web.
What is it that make someone famous in the computer world? I don’t speak about “famous” as in Bill Gates or Steve Jobs here, but rather normal people who for one reason or another gets recognition for their work. To be recognized in the developer community twenty years ago meant a lot of hard work.
As mentioned in last post, Report from Microsoft Live 2007, Microsoft will be releasing full versions of WPF and WPF/E during the year. But don’t think that the competition is sleeping. Have a look at the freshly released Apollo by Adobe, a cross-platform runtime for bringing RIAs to the desktop.