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Almost a Year In… September 10, 2010

Posted by fvter in Blogosphere, General, Technology.
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Woah, it’s been almost a year since I have posted an update on the blog. Most of my discussions and ideas have been pushed mostly through Twitter.

The simplest of reasons… Work has been eating my time up and when it wasn’t work I was fighting uncontrollable pains in my legs. Well after 4 or 5 different tablets, finally found one that is controlling the pain and has minimal side effects.

I would tell you to watch this space once more, but to be honest, i am not sure at all when I will be able to post on a regular basis! Thanks for watching & reading, keep following me on Twitter.

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Search Directions September 14, 2007

Posted by fvter in Blogosphere, Technology.
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Om Malik’s blog entry on the evolution of Search Engines presents an interesting idea or notion on how searching might be improved as we move on. He covers what I think are two important notions: the first being assisted searching like Mahalo and the second being aggregation or hyper-aggregation of results into a consistent information view.
I started trying Mahalo a few weeks ago. The premise is that searching is facilitate by real people who build compilations of results tagged to specific keywords. This in theory provides the user with a more interesting and relevant view of what they are looking for. The problem is that this is in theory! In most cases this will work as long as you are searching for common information that is relevant to a majority of people.
But how successful can this be? Isn’t this search aggregation just limiting the results and potentially excluding what one person might think is relevant versus some other persons…

Need an applet to update all my web presence sites… June 28, 2007

Posted by fvter in Blogosphere, Technology, Web.
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There are more and more what some (and myself include) call web presence services. These include nano-blogs (like twitter, pownce, jaiku, …) as well as social networking sites (facebook, virb, …). With all of these having some form of social and presence attribute that works through the individual posting what is going on in their life.
It dawned on me this morning that some-one really needs to come up with an integrated tool that allows you to essentially replicate or post what you are doing to all these web presence sites. The application should in fact have these types of characteristics:

  • Allow the person to specify the current location
  • Allow the person to specify the current activity
  • Allow the person to nanoblog something
  • Allow the person to associate the activity, location and nanoblog entry together
  • Post the information to the different web presence services with more or less information based on the target environment
  • It should happen ALL at ONCE – one entry many updates

Over time I think that I could probably think of some other things for the app to do but for the moment this would be just fine!

Oh! And it should be mobile enabled as well!!!! 😉

PS: Greatly appreciate a nice person could invite me to Pownce…

The Future of Twitter, Dave Winer’s Thoughts March 28, 2007

Posted by fvter in Blogosphere, Technology.
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I have been a long time follower of Dave Winer and an early adopter and scripter on Dave’s product UserLand. However that was back in the day when I had time, money and much more

Recently, I came across his handle on Twitter and have been following him since.

Today he posted on his blog at scripting.com some interesting thoughts on what the future of Twitter might be! The article itself presents some of Dave’s ideas such as:

  • A world-wide command line
  • Twitter OpenSource Clones
  • External connectors

Over the past few years, I have been working on a lot of mobility projects. I think that a stronger direction in the mobility domain maybe a way to go for Twitter:

A more integrated location attachment to the Twitter (beyond TwitterVision), the idea being that when you are Twitting while moving around, a mobility tag automatically gets added somehow. This could be achieved through GPS location tools on PDAs or GSM/Cell Tower location detection.

In that same respect and as a follow through:

Maybe a close integration with Twitter and mobile displays or electronic displays to be able to display twitters based on the location where you are. That is to say and for example, when you walk into a certain area you get notified of other twitters in the area and what they are up-to.

So that’s may basic thoughts on what may be some evolutions for Twitter…