Tuesday, December 26, 2006

New Social game in Blogsphere

Jeff Pulver at Pulvermedia started it and it is running further than Jeff expected. Many a people are playing Blog-Tag and If you are in to social games, this is a game to play!
There is another version that is running parallel to Jeff's version is Dave Gale at hitting the wire has his own version up and running. There is another guy at SOLOSEO tracking all these tags.
I got into it here; VOIP IP Telephony: Jeff Pulver's blog-tag takes many a turns, here is mine

Follow the links and play the Blog-Tag game.

Jeff Pulver's entry
Dave Gale's post
Soloseo's tracking article

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Say hello to many as possible and have a great holiday

I hope Santa will come your way and Your holiday will be filled with laughter and Joy. If you pass by an unfortunate person, please try to make him/her smile. Don't forget that all the Kids are the same!

Best Regards!

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

DIGG site update and sneezes from others

One of my favorite sites that I frequently visit got a face lift. The site is DIGG. I like the interface but needed some getting used to. That was that and i was going to forget about it when I read about an article on Mashable, has stated it is overhyped and spent half a page describing changes. I think that is too many changes for overhype.

Niel Patel at Search engine Land has said the same thing as the Mashable but in a better way for my taste. Yours may differ so follow the links and find out for your self.

DIGG Blog announcement with video
The New Digg Features, Plus A Submitter's Perspective
Mashable article

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Myspace going to Japan, Can it compete with MIXI?

According to a WSj article, News Corp., moving to take advantage of growing international traffic to its MySpace Web site, confirmed plans for a joint venture with Softbank Corp. to operate a Japanese version of the popular social-networking site.

The joint venture follows News Corp.'s creation in recent months of local versions of MySpace in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Germany and France. These customized sites have helped increase MySpace's international traffic sixfold to 26.4 million unique visitors in the past year, according to September data from comScore Media Metrix.
But it might meet some resistance from Japanese social networking site, MIXI. Mixi is built with secular circles of friends who are only known to depending on what user chose to share.
Any user on MIXI is visible universally, but what is seen is also chosen by the user. For an example, you may allow a friend of yours to see your space, while denying all friends of the chosen friend. Or you may chose some of her or his into your circle if you know them as well.
So it is debatable if the open nature of Myspace would appeal to Japanese users. There always will be rebels and early tasters. But they might retreat to secular MIXI spaces.

WSJ myspace in Japan
MIXI Japanese Social Network

Monday, December 11, 2006

Blog and go to Jail

according to CPJ, Committee to Protect Journalists, their is a rise in imprisonment of journalists. But due to the increase in internet publishing, internet publishes are joining print publishers in the jail. The graph bellow shows radio and television journalists as well as film artists.
I really do not consider my self a journalist but I enjoy the freedom to write about what I like and how I feel about my subjects. I do not catch on political process unless they cross over to the subjects that I care. My interests are mostly, technology, communication, food, health and alternative energy.
But do not think that only third world regimes are only the culprits. There are western countries on the list as well. But it seems regimes that do not care about people nor the world are on the top of the list.
Please follow the link if you are interested in reading more.

Committee to Protect Journalists