- Developing an Outlook Social Connector Provider for Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007, and Outlook 2003
All the tech details on creating an Outlook Social Connector provider.
(categories: outlook email socialsoftware )
- Our Look at the LinkedIn Social Connector for Outlook – the How-To Geek
Screenshots of the Social Connector / Linkedin impl.
(categories: 2010 outlook socialsoftware email )
- In the World of Facebook – The New York Review of Books
Great article on facebook past, present and future.
(categories: facebook culture socialsoftware ambientawareness )
- Introducing Our Ridiculously Simple Twilio SMS API – Twilio Cloud Communications – Discover Our Web Services API for Making & Receiving Phone Calls & Text Messages, Cloud Telephony
We’re ridiculously excited about Twilio SMS. Previously, building SMS apps was hard… it could take months of negotiations, approvals, and hundreds or thousands of dollars up-front and every month to get started. With Twilio SMS, it’s as easy as buying a Twilio phone number from the Twilio account portal or Phone Numbers REST API for $1 / month, and immediately start receiving and sending text messages using Twilio’s SMS REST API for just 3 cents per message. No waiting period, no contracts, no hefty up-front costs… just $1 and your imagination.
(categories: sms api mobile phone twilio )
- Unifying the Conversations (Salmon Protocol)
As updates and content flow in real time around the Web, conversations around the content are becoming increasingly fragmented into individual silos. Salmon aims to define a standard protocol for comments and annotations to swim upstream to original update sources — and spawn more commentary in a virtuous cycle. It’s open, decentralized, abuse resistant, and user centric.
(categories: protocol social socialsoftware stream comments communication unifiedcommunication )
- PeteSearch: How to find user information from an email address
Pretty crazy what you can learn about someone using only their email address.
(categories: email privacy identity datamining webfinger )
- Dissecting YSlow
The YSlow rules with their corresponding weights.
(categories: performance optimization http )
- Clive Thompson in Praise of Online Obscurity | Magazine
Maybe we should be designing tools that reward obscurity — that encourage us to remain in the shadows. Or what if they warned us when our social circles became unsustainably large? Sure, we’d be connected with fewer people, but we’d be communicating with them, and not just talking at them.
(categories: socialsoftware twitter socialdesign ux )
- Bloug: Site search best practices
Good tips on creating a great search page.
(categories: search ux patterns usability ui )
- KrazyDad » Blog Archive » Mayor of the North Pole
Quote: "More generally, I think the combination of a poorly moderated and insecure folksonomy with incentives (e.g. badges, mayorships, free meals, etc.) is a fragile one. The greater the incentives, the greater the motivation for cheating. "
(categories: social hacking status motivation socialsoftware )
- The social behavior incentive (how your app can be as addictive as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare)
1. Serve your users’ narcissism.
2. Measure behavior and report it.
3. Add status for behaviors.
4. Make multiple status reports.
5. Make undesired behavior seem lame.
6. Make it easy to share success with others.
7. Make an API for studying behavior.
8. Make it easy to join in other users.
9. Give people more “hooks” to addict their friends.
(categories: socialmedia psychology socialnetworking status socialsoftware )
- paperplanes. A Collection Of Redis Use Cases
- WP.com Downtime Summary — Blog — WordPress.com
WP.com down for 110 minutes: great concise honest explanation of what happened.
(categories: wordpress blogs authentic crisis )
- How to use Salesforce.com Confluence Plugin – CustomWare Plugins for Atlassian
Interesting little Confluence plugin that gives you the ability to embed SF.com data into Confluence.
(categories: scrm socialsoftware )
- Algorithmic recruitment with GitHub :: Hackdiary
Great example of how social software adds real value to your everyday life.
(categories: social graph socialsoftware algorithm network graphing socialnetworks )
- Plupload – A tool for uploading files using Flash, Silverlight, Google Gears, HTML5 or Browserplus
Plupload v1.0 — Allows you to upload files using HTML5 Gears, Silverlight, Flash, BrowserPlus or normal forms, providing some unique features such as upload progress, image resizing and chunked uploads.
- A Whole Lotta Nothing: Broken feedback loops
Quote: "So to future application creators I ask that you simply respect the creators of content and help them improve by offering notification, search, and/or backlink capabilities so it’s possible for someone to see where their creations end up. I know it’s a lot easier to just consider it all "output" within your application, but the internet is a great communication medium not just for relaying information from anyone to anywhere on earth, but for also making it a dialogue between reader and writer. "
(categories: google facebook social communication twitter socialnetworking feedback )
- An Entirely Other Day: The Days of Miracles and Wonder
(categories: funny future writing humor culture 2010 technology apple )
- The LinkedIn Blog » Blog Archive Reorder the Sections on Your LinkedIn Profile: Now You’re in Control «
Drag’n’drop of your linkedin.com profile.
(categories: linkedin ux profile )
- Facebook and Twitter Slowly Replacing Email? – Hernan Garcia
By 2012, over 50 percent of enterprises will use activity streams that include microblogging, but stand-alone enterprise microblogging will have less than 5 percent penetration.
(categories: twitter microblogging activitystreams email emailsucks )
- Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing: How Google sets goals and measures success
Excerpt: "Google sets impossible bodacious goals…and then achieves them. The engineering mindset of solving the impossible problem is part of the culture instilled in every group at Google. Tough engineering problems don’t have obvious answers. You need to invent the solution, not just optimize something that exists. Every quarter every group at Google sets goals, called OKRs, for the next 90 days. Most big companies set annual goals like improving or growing something by x%, and then measure performance once a year. At Google a year is like a decade. Annual goals aren’t good enough. Set quarterly goals, set them at impossible levels, and then figure out how to achieve them. Measure progress every quarter and reward outstanding achievement."
(categories: google business management goals strategy )