Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Monday, August 28, 2006
Behold, Widgify.com is Live!
For those of you that are interested in discussing the emerging Widgetsphere, you should definitely check it out. I will still obviously keep posting on broader topics on the Web 2.0 on this blog.
technorati tags: widget, widgetblog, hoomanradfar, web2.0
Monday, August 07, 2006
Leaked KickApps Demo
technorati tags: socialnetworks, kickapps, peopleaggregator, widgets, web2.0
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Part II - WTF is a Widget?
According to the kind folks contributing to Wikipedia:
A widget (or control) is an interface component that a computer user interacts with, such as a window or a text box. Widgets are sometimes qualified as virtual to distinguish them from their physical counterparts, e.g. virtual buttons that can be clicked with a mouse cursor, vs. physical buttons that can be pressed with a finger. Widgets are often packaged together in widget toolkits. Programmers use widgets to build graphical user interfaces (GUIs).That is a pretty decent start, but is still a bit too high level for me. Given the fact that it is a bit tough to define generically, I am going to take a slightly different cut at this. Specifically, let's start by taking a stab at a more specific term - Web Widget. According to the all knowing Hoo-pedia the definition is as follows:
A Web Widget is a portable software application, or module, that can be installed and executed within one, or more separate browser-based application platforms by an End User without requiring additional compilation.Whew. Does that make sense? That basically covers all the bling you can place on MySpace, as well as the more utilitarian services that you can use across MySpace and blogging platforms like Typepad, etc. That is my two-cents. I wonder what Pete Cashmore, Richard MacManus, Dion Hinchcliffe and other Web 2.0 thought leaders think. Maybe I will ask...
More on this to come. Tune in next time for more fantastic fun with your friendly neighborhood Hoo-man. Yee-haw!
Technorati Tags: web widget, widget, web2.0, myspace
Monday, July 31, 2006
Part I - WTF is a Widget ?
It is 2:51AM EST and the question that plagues me is, "WTF is a Widget?"
Many folks have been throwing the term around, but few and far between have cared to go the distance and create a definition. Is a Widget the same as a web page? Is it more like a rich media advertisement? When does code trancend into Widget-status? I feel like we are back in the same place we were last summer with the whole Web 2.0 definition slug-fest on Timmy O's Blog. Ok, so it is not that bad, but it is still annoying.
Anyway, I would love to know what YOU think. If you are so inclined, please post your definition. If you have nothing to say, or are generally useless, no problem - don't share. Either way, I promise to hit you kind folks back and take a stab at something that might make sense.
Stay tuned for our next episide: "Part II - WTF is a Widget?" Have a wonderful evening.
technorati tags: widget, web2.0
Monday, July 24, 2006
Rise of VBlogs: The Show with Zefrank
YouTube, the popular video-sharing site recently updated its terms and conditions. It now reads "...you hereby grant YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the YouTube website and YouTube's (and its successor's) business... in any media formats and through any media channels."
That means they get to make money off of your ass however the fuck they want!
YouTube presents the ultimate DVD collection: World's Stupidest People, starring you!
But, who reads terms and conditions anyways?
I don't know what the folks at YouTube think of that little piece. Probably not to thrilled I imagine. Anyway, it is awesome that folks like zefrank are getting some buzz Vblogging. It will be interesting to see what feature changes, if any, blogging platforms make as this format takes off.
Sunday, July 23, 2006
MyBlogLog Communities Unites Bloggers!
Ever want to drop a comment to a fellow blogger about some random topic? Ever want to know the blogs your favorite bloggers get their dish from? Ever want your readers to know who else reads your blog? The answer is here - MyBlogLog.
MySpace requires you to host your profile, social network, and blog on their site. If you want to publish anything, you have to do it their way. Moreover, with all the hub-bub about security at MySpace, your ability to customize pages there has become exceedingly limited. On the flip-side, blogs enable tons of customization. Unfortunately, blogging platforms tend to lack good community features. Bloggers have been left to fend for themselves in the cold reaches of cyberspace...until now.
Fred, Ed, Pete and many others have already started to actively use the service. I hope it continues to pick up - it is one of the few interesting social network plays out there. Best of luck Eric!
Technorati Tags: myspace, blog, mybloglog, socialnetwork
p.s. Todd Sampson stole my avatar! JK :)