Posts Tagged: social networking

Backing up Tweets – now even easier and safer

We’ve updated the Twitter backup service, created in partnership with Nikki Pilkington, to use Twitter’s safe sign-in protocol.  Tweetake users no longer have to enter their usernames and passwords, and as a consequence the service is both easier to use and more secure.

Have your say with Squidoo

Squidoo gives you the power to write simple web pages on any subject of your choosing. It’s free – and you can even earn money from it for yourself or for charity. Why would you want to do this? Well, increasing your online presence is generally good for business. You can add links back to… Read more »

LinkedInABox – that’s handy

I’ve just added a LinkedInABox widget to this blog and it prompts a thought about personal profiles. I don’t know how many you have, but I have several that I can think of off the top of my head: On this very site On LinkedIn, of course Ecademy My wacky Livejournal My odd books site… Read more »

Old meets new media

From techdirt: Stuffy Economist Magazine Experiments With Social Media One of the mistakes many companies make when trying to embrace social networking or social media is to think that they should just build their own version of MySpace, or clone of some other popular site. For various reasons, these attempts almost always end up as… Read more »

How to write the perfect blog

At last! No need to agonize any more over what to put in your blog! Instead use this simple formula to generate fabulous attention-getting content: Qbw = (5Nqob + 2Nol + 7Nofbo)2 / Qbjli where Qbw is the Bloq Wondrousness Quotient, as calculated from Nqob (the number of Quotes from Other Bloggers), Nol (the number… Read more »

Announcing XReach

I’ve previously posted on this journal about the accessibility of forum software and indicated that I was working on an adaptation of Phorum to make it more accessible. Since some other open source packages suffer from the same problems I thought it would be worthwhile creating an umbrella project for similar endeavours, which I’ve called… Read more »

Yahoo Buys MyBlogLog…

From Techcrunch: Yahoo Buys MyBlogLog. No, They Didn’t. Wait, Yes. Ok so it’s official and confirmed from Yahoo: They bought MyBlogLog. This was first rumored to be happening in November, but was never confirmed and we updated our post to reflect that. This morning the news broke again but was pulled immediately afterwards. Now it’s… Read more »

Using your own domain with Blogger

Garett Rogers writes: Use your own domain with new Blogger feature A brand new feature in the “New Blogger” lets you associate your own domain with an account without worrying about FTP settings or being stuck with a “” address.  My first blog about Google was Google Addiction hosted on Blogger — but it would… Read more »

Writing an accessible forum – final score

I posted previously (27 November 2006 and 12 December 2006) about my efforts to find an open source message board product that was suitable for creating an accessible forum. I’ve finally reached some conclusions, which I’ll summarise here. The products I checked out are as follows: phpBB PunBB MiniBB bbPress Vanilla Phorum Evaluation criteria I… Read more »