My daily readings 07/01/2011

  • tags: Google+

  • tags: Google+

  • tags: search design

  • tags: Google+

  • tags: Social widget

    • For background, the AddThis button sharing tool is currently deployed on 9 million websites worldwide and allows users to easily and quickly share content with others through more than 300 social networking services in 70 languages.
  • tags: programming

  • tags: Apture

    • That’s what HotSpots, a new feature from Apture aims to do. Most of you will know Apture as the contextual add-on service that both publishers (through simple JavaScript) and web surfers (through browser extensions) use to augment their web experience with information. What you may not know is that thanks to this service, Apture has access to some really good data. A lot of it. And the key part of that data shows exactly what users highlight when they browse webpages.
    • Apture co-founder Tristan Harris explains that thanks to the 900 million or so collective pageviews they’re seeing across the sites and people using Apture now, they’re able to do something like this. And it points to the core idea behind Apture. “The plan all along wasn’t just a widget for publishers. The end game was always connecting all of this information together,” Harris says.
  • tags: programming

  • tags: Share Startup Delicious

    • We’ve built a product called The Shared Web – the best way to discover amazing content based on your interests, and the people you care about (the friends and experts you follow). We realized we’re all seeing lots of amazing content, and increasingly having social experiences around that content every day – so we wanted to build a product that really reflected that – a place to discover cool content, and to comfortably share all of the interesting things you come across on the Internet.

      We have many similarities to Reddit and HackerNews – except we are focused on people’s real identities, and connections between their friends, and the experts in the topics they care about.

      We are constantly tinkering with the formula of what makes something interesting – is it because it is controversial and there are many comments about it? Is it because a large number of people posted it too? Or is it enough that one of your friends, who is knowledgable about the topic, posted it? These are the questions that we are exploring and planning on answering by building The Shared Web.

      But, there is something even more powerful that we realized as we were developing and using it. The sense of community and common context that is created when people that you know start seeing the same content as you. It makes for better conversations. That social engagement around content translates to discussions in different topics – it’s the evolution of old school forums. It’s a way to make sure that the people you care about see the things that you find interesting so you can discuss them, so you can interpret them, so you can develop closer relationships by having common experiences. That’s what we hope to achieve with TSW, creating stronger, more meaningful connections between people through the content that they enjoy together.

    • That’s our mission. That’s why we are building The Shared Web.

      What do you think are the most interesting heuristics to decide whether content is interesting to you or not?

      http://www.thesharedweb.com

      We’d love to hear your thoughts, so please try out The Shared Web, tell us what you think help shape our vision.

    • i’ve been using this for a while, stepping into it whenever HN + RSS + twitter fails me. it’s p good at pushing stuff I wouldn’t normally read onto my lap, but right now there aren’t a ton of gamers on it and that’s like 80% of my desired reading material🙂
    • Thanks for trying it for the last little while🙂. Glad you’re finding some useful content. The gamer demographic hasn’t come on to it yet in a big way.

      It’ll be interesting to see how it can handle having lots of different groups of people on the system (i.e. you should essentially have a sort of HN for each topic you’re interested in).

      I’m curious – did you connect your twitter account when you signed up?

  • tags: Design register

  • tags: social widget

  • tags: Linkedin Curation flipboard vertical

    • Flipboard has also added LinkedIn integration with its latest build, allowing people to view what their contacts on LinkedIn are sharing in Flipboard mode. The LinkedIn integration is novel in that people can also view what people are reading on LinkedIn Today, which breaks down industry news into 37 verticals, useful when brushing up on small talking points before a meeting.
  • tags: Tumblr iPhone Design

    • 这听起来有些矛盾,但让用户完全控制MySpace资料的方方面面反而最终导致这一服务失去乐趣。如果你从没用过MySpace,请听我解释:在创建了主资料页面后,你可以添加一系列兴趣和好友,但不止于此。
    • 相比而言,Facebook就像是一个监狱,一个管理严格但却趣味十足的监狱。一切都那么干净,那么秩序井然,没有人违规。你不会看到有哪个人的Facebook资料中出现乱七八糟的版面。

        

        事实上,根本不应该相信普通网民能够设计出具有美学吸引力的主页,MySpace让我们明白了这一点。

    • 正是因为从零开始做,我对人的选择可能更挑剔,要求也更高。所以刚才听了薛总出院后第一次公开讲话给了我如此大的震撼,以后要把这个问题放在面试创业者的第一条。假如生命明天终结,你今天还创业吗?
    • 所以在今天面临的创业的黄金十年,你怎么样能够获得像刚才这些成功者的成功,我觉得首先还是得做一个最肥的市场。如果你一上来就觉得一个小市场、在小池塘里养不了大鱼,怎么折腾都没用。所以给大家的第一个建议是看五年,想三年、认认真真做好一两年。

        

        设想一下五年后假如顺风顺雨,假如太阳从西边出来,可不可以做到十亿美金的规模?我觉得我们只要做一个五年时间的推演就能知道你的公司能够做到什么样的规模。

    •  所以在这里,我讲三个观点,第一热爱你所做的事;第二做事情的时候要挑选足够大的池塘、足够大的事;第三勤奋和努力是必要条件。

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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