Archive for October, 2007

Son of Orkut

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Dave says Google is working on a competitor to Facebook.    I wonder if this will be Orkut v2, or if they’ll be releasing something completely knew.    I would imagine its something completely new.  Who uses Orkut anymore?  I imagine if it weren’t for the Brazilian users  it would be long gone by now.

Anyways, hopefully Dave is right and it will be an “open” social network, in the sense that they’ll make it easy to sync your data in and out.   I use Facebook regularly, but how many Zombie vs Vampires  or Ninja vs Pirate applications do we really need? Are there any 3rd parties working on useful apps for Facebook?

Hopefully the next social network to hit the scene will offer a powerful API to allow the create on non-trivial applications.  There is a lot of interesting data I’d love to play with in both my Facebook and LinkedIn social networks.  Web of Trust alone would be an awesome application, but theres plenty more we could do with that kind of data about our social and professional circles.

FCC Ignores Congress

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

Its always nice to see the FCC ignoring congress. Tthe House Energy and Commerce Committee, asked FCC Chairman Kevin Martin
to launch an investigation into how the NSA and other government agencies pressured phone companies to disclose customer records.  Chairman Martin declined to investigate the matter in reponse to a request by National Intelligence Director Michael McConnell.

Since when do the offenders decide if officials should investigate their wrong doings?  Criminals do not get to tell prosecutors whether or not to investigate their crimes.   Hopefully the EFF lawsuits will continue to make progress, because this is getting more ridiculous by the second.

Gutsy Count Down!

Friday, October 5th, 2007

links for 2007-10-02

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

test please ignore

Monday, October 1st, 2007

test please ignore