A few weeks ago on my way to work, again listening to NPR, I heard a report on how teenagers are moving en masse from MySpace to Facebook. This isn’t an entirely surprising trend, but towards the end of the piece, they had a teenager remarking on how he thought it was just a fad, and looking to the future they didn’t think twitter would be the next fad because it is just for old people. This got me thinking though because it wasn’t long ago that Facebook was for old people as well…
Over the last few days I have become interested in the social networking sites that are geared around books and reading. The main two in this particular genre are Shelfari and Goodreads. Both of these sites have the same basic concept, allow people to display what books they have read, their rating for those books, and what they are reading now. But both of these sites have differences in how to get to these end results. I thought I would put down my impression of the two social networking sites in particular. Read more “Shelfari vs. Goodreads”
I recently have gotten into eHow. For those that don’t know, eHow is a site in which you write up an article about how to do something, and post it. But it doesn’t end there, you get a cut of all the advertising that eHow gets from your article so it becomes a potential money maker. Though this wasn’t what got me really, I mean I do want money and right now I am struggling financially, but ultimately, I am a writer and the format they have created somehow makes it akin to an internet magazine.
I recently found another little toy for my website. You may have noticed it on the right side of my posts, it is a little dragon. This is for a new website called dragonadopters.com that allows you to grow a dragon from an egg on up. Your dragon generates resources which you can then use to create items that help it gain more resources much like any RPG out there.
A couple of weeks ago Google released a browser that was to be simplified, intuitive and speedier than the competition out there. Now with two weeks under my belt of using it for both work and home use. I will share what I think of it ultimately, and whether it can really compete with the big boys out there. Speed-wise this browser is definitely up there, but does it have other features that users demand?
Read more “A Look at Chrome”
The new kid on the block that has been making a lot of headlines over the last week is the new search engine by some former Google employees called Cuil.com. The developers of this site are promising two main things with Cuil. They are promising more relavant searching as well as private searching. I’ve been messing with it for the last week and I thought I’d share my thoughts on this particular engine.