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Are #hashtags geeky? 71% of social media users say no

Open Identity Exchange Launches With Lofty Identity Trust Framework

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Today, at the RSA conference, the Open Identity Exchange (OIX), aimed to increase trust in online identities, and backed by the OpenID and Information Card Foundations, announced its inception. In parallel, the U.S. Government is recognizing multiple technology companies as meeting federal standards for identity assurance, including Google, PayPal and...
Open Identity Exchange Launches With Lofty Identity Trust Framework

Google Seeks to Hire “Head of Social”

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Shared by Jesse Stay Wondering how many "social media experts" are going to apply for this job. Who does this position report to? Google says it’s willing to accept its shortcomings on the social web and bring in a “Head of Social” to set it on the right course. The...
Google Seeks to Hire “Head of Social”

Now it is #facebook

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Adoption by Facebook makes hashtags a more potent marketing tool, argues Tim AndersonTwitter hashtags began in 2007, invented by open-standards evangelist Chris Messina, who was inspired by similar tags on Flickr and, before that ,channels on IRC (internet relay chat). Messina called them tag channels and the idea was to...
Now it is #facebook

Should Open Web Advocates Stay Independent?

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When it was revealed Wednesday that developer and noted open web champion Tantek Celik was joining the Mozilla Foundation, a wave of congratulations swept across Twitter and the blogosphere. But not everyone was happy to learn that Celik — the former chief technologist at Technorati and before that an...
Should Open Web Advocates Stay Independent?

What Is the Point of... #Hashtags?

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Whenever a new Web trend comes along, there are people who ask, "What is the point of this?" If millions of people are using something, there has to be a reason. In our What Is the Point of... series, we'll explain it to you. This week, we're asking, What is...
What Is the Point of... #Hashtags?

Twitter's First TV Ad Is Aimed At Advertisers

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Way back in the dim mists of history, and by that I mean 2007, someone came up with the idea of using hash tags in Tweets. In fact, here is the very Tweet by Chris Messina that is generally credited with the creation of the now widely used convention. Long...
Twitter's First TV Ad Is Aimed At Advertisers

Hashtag could take flight and start appearing on Facebook, reports say

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Twitter’s now-iconic hashtag could be taking flight and it may start appearing on Facebook, the Wall Street Journal first reported Thursday afternoon. The move to start taking advantage of the hashtag, a symbol that users are starting to recognize across the web, could help Facebook build on the idea of organizing content...
Hashtag could take flight and start appearing on Facebook, reports say

iPad: $1 Billion Later, What Do You Think of It Now?

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The iPad has passed $1 billion in sales, according to simple multiplication of the company's 2 million announced sales of the product after a mere 2 months of availability. Earlier this month Yankee Group analyst Carl Howe predicted that the iPad would become the fastest consumer product to hit $1...
iPad: $1 Billion Later, What Do You Think of It Now?

Action Streams: A New Idea for Social Networks

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Walled gardens are already under attack because of the ease of sending content like messages and photos from one website to another. Sites that don't let content flow in and out freely, when that's what users want, are fighting against the powerful tide of the internet. Now a new proposal...
Action Streams: A New Idea for Social Networks

FACEBOOK: Please Don't Start Using Twitter's Annoying Hashtags

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Facebook is considering adopting hashtags, those keywords preceded by a hash or pound mark--"#"--that are sometimes used on Twitter, the Wall Street Journal reports. Let's just say this: That's a horrible idea. Chris Messina, an open-source advocate who now works at Google, first proposed using hashtags in 2007. At the...
FACEBOOK: Please Don't Start Using Twitter's Annoying Hashtags

To See How OpenID Can Work Well, Look at Stack Overflow

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OpenID, the decentralized identity system that dispenses with usernames and passwords in favor of a single, portable web identity, promises to eventually change the way we login to our favorite websites. While OpenID holds great promise, the reality today is that users sometimes don’t understand it. It’s an entirely different...
To See How OpenID Can Work Well, Look at Stack Overflow

The State and Future of Twitter 2010: Part Two

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The influence and promise of Twitter is only now starting to materialize. Everything that occurred prior to Chirp has lead us to this moment and as such, is almost worthy of categorization as BC (Before Chirp). Everything that happens now, is almost symbolic of a new movement (AC, After...
The State and Future of Twitter 2010: Part Two

Spotify Social Is Close to a Music Utopia (If You Can Get It)

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Every day I spend using my cloud-centric MacBook Air and my HTC EVO brings me further and further away from an iTunes-centric digital media life. A once-diehard iTunes user who has no doubt purchased thousands of tracks from the music store since its debut, I find myself interacting with the...
Spotify Social Is Close to a Music Utopia (If You Can Get It)

ActivityStreams Aim to Be DNA of the Future Web

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When the well-respected open source advocate Chris Messina announced he was joining Google in January, many folks were concerned that his being absorbed in to the big company Borg would mean a cessation or redirection of some of his projects targeting the next generation Web, possibly in exchange of proprietary...
ActivityStreams Aim to Be DNA of the Future Web

Google: You Have the Same Thing as Facebook – Why Not Promote It?

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Google is sitting on a gold mine opportunity right now and all I hear is complaining from their employees.  Matt Cutts Deactivated his Facebook account and Tweeted about it to tell the story.  Chris Messina called Facebook the dreaded “evil” word, and criticized the idea for being decentralized.  Frankly, I’m...
Google: You Have the Same Thing as Facebook – Why Not Promote It?

Why MindTouch Posted a Top 20 List of Open-Source Leaders

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MindTouch has developed a top 20 list of the most powerful voices in open-source, compiled using Twitter and other sources. It's a good example of how a research project can be transparent and in the process, help garner thought leadership for both the individual and the company. MindTouch Vice President...
Why MindTouch Posted a Top 20 List of Open-Source Leaders

Google I/O, Salmon, and the Open Web

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Last week was intense, and I'm just now coming up from air from the backlog.  We launched a huge expansion to the Buzz API at Google I/O.  My contribution was to ensure that PubSubHubbub real time updates flow for the new feed URLs as well as the older ones; as part...
Google I/O, Salmon, and the Open Web

Are Like Buttons Evil? The Open Web Reacts To Facebook’s Not-So-Open Graph

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The tech community is still digesting the implications of Facebook’s plans to spread its “Like” buttons everywhere and take over the Web with its so-called Open Graph. The Open Graph is a hugely ambitious project to build social hooks into every Website. It aims to add a layer of...
Are Like Buttons Evil? The Open Web Reacts To Facebook’s Not-So-Open Graph
Hashtags On Facebook Would Open Up Exploration And Discovery Way More Than Graph Search

Open vs. Fast, Good vs. Evil, Google vs. Facebook

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The landscape of the community-engineered social web, the one based on open technologies, has changed dramatically over the past few months. If you took a year off and just came back, you would probably not recognize it at all. The movement that started with protocols such as OpenID, OAuth, and...
Open vs. Fast, Good vs. Evil, Google vs. Facebook

The Short and Illustrious History of Twitter #Hashtags

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With Twitter having made its way to the mainstream, one early tweeting convention has brought a nerdy flavor along for the ride. It can be a bit jarring to come across Heidi Montag tweeting about her “#superficial_album,” using the pound sign to make her tweets more likely to appear in...
The Short and Illustrious History of Twitter #Hashtags

Why On Earth Does Google Buzz Think I Am Chris Messina?

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Google is weird. I mean seriously weird. Or maybe it's just Google Buzz. With all the Facebook privacy issues going on right now I thought I'd go and check out Google Buzz. I'd heard a rumour you couldn't delete your profile. On the face of it, it would appear you...
Why On Earth Does Google Buzz Think I Am Chris Messina?

XAuth is a Lot Like Democracy

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XAuth is a lot like democracy:  The worst form of user identity prefs, except for all those others that have been tried (apologies to Churchill).  I've just read Eran's rather overblown "XAuth - a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea", and I see that the same objections are being...
XAuth is a Lot Like Democracy

Google Buzz API Debuts, Fueling Potential Network Growth

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Google Buzz celebrated its 100th day of public existence at Google I/O Wednesday with the introduction of its much-awaited API, and the immediate adoption of that API from some interesting showcase partners, including Seesmic, TweetDeck and SocialWok. In the last three months of Buzz's availability, I've discussed how Google had...
Google Buzz API Debuts, Fueling Potential Network Growth

Flickr updates its iOS app enabling hashtags to be added to any photo's title, description, or search

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Flickr released an update on Saturday to its iOS application with hashtag support. Now, users are able to add a hashtag not only to a photo’s title or description, but they can run a search query to find all photos using that term. The Yahoo-owned photo-based social network has more...
Flickr updates its iOS app enabling hashtags to be added to any photo's title, description, or search

Facebook’s Open Graph: It Depends On What The Meaning Of The Word “Open” Is

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Shared by Jesse Stay Journalists aren't fully understanding what the names of these Facebook protocols are. You have "Graph API", and "Open Graph Protocol". Then you have "Social Plugins". Those are all different things. Only one is "Open", and it is fully open per the definitions of every "open" advocate...
Facebook’s Open Graph: It Depends On What The Meaning Of The Word “Open” Is
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