Lemme know if you want an invite :)
Lemme know if you want an invite :)
This is not your usual campaign that we launch with a toast and firecrackers. This is, in a very real sense, the people’s campaign.—
Mon Jimenez, Jr.,
A year ago today, I got in to Diaspora :)
Thanks to @edwardcalugtong’s invite.
TweetDeck vs. TweetDeck
Although I was aware that Twitter had acquired TweetDeck last May, I was surprised to find out today—thanks to Twitter’s new design roll out—that they moved the app out of Adobe AIR and took out most of the things that made TweetDeck awesome.
See, I stopped using TweetDeck months ago in favor of MetroTwit before eventually settling for Twitter web with occasional DestroyTwitter use. Since then, I haven’t heard of news regarding their decision to stop Adobe AIR support and/or remove most of its core features—and no Google search result seems to point to any news article or blog post detailing these changes. Which explains why this new TweetDeck (which you now install as a .msi file on Windows) feels a little bare to me.
Location sharing is probably one of the biggest features it lacks now—for me, anyway. And it doesn’t even support Foursquare anymore! Changing themes is also a goner.
I guess it’s a good thing, then, that I still have both versions installed (i.e., TweetDeck by Twitter and the Adobe AIR TweetDeck). The current version added a new “Twitter” folder in my Program Files and installed it there.
I don’t know why I found it necessary to say something about this. I guess it’s because Twitter would eventually end support for the old Adobe AIR app and, in a way, that makes me sad. But, in conclusion, Twitter had this to say at the time of the acquisition:
In order to support this important constituency, we will continue to invest in the TweetDeck that users know and love.
A bit of a surprise really. Usually they’d have some sort of a build-up before rolling out a redesign and giving you an option to switch back for a short period of time. But this came out of nowhere.
I’m not saying I don’t like it.
They just seem to be more direct these days.
On second thought, I guess Facebook buying Gowalla isn’t so surprising, seeing how Gowalla re-packaged itself months ago as a platform to share stories more than it being just the location-based check-in service it kicked off as.
Where else would you get a chance to video chat with the likes of Lil Jon, Steve Aoki, will.i.am, Tyra Banks and The Dalai Lama? Not to mention notable people in Tech and Social Media. There has even been a concert held via a Hangout.
Of course, you could still always Hangout with your friends. I just think that the accessibility of these people—important or just plain famous—through Google+ is worth noting.
This is pretty neat.
Memolane lets you pull out all your social media history from places like Twitter, Foursquare, Vimeo and Flickr and arranges them nicely in a timeline.
It’s interesting to note that it not only includes the maps from your Foursquare check-ins but it includes the photos you’ve shared via Twitter, too.
I found out about this service when people began saying that the recently introduced Facebook Timeline is nothing new because Memolane has been offering a chronological view of ALL your Facebook posts for more than a year now.
Well, new concept or not, Facebook’s Timeline will now become the standard way of sharing these contents, at least within Facebook.
For everything else? I will trust Memolane since Twitter doesn’t really allow for an easy review of tweets from years passed. The same goes for Foursquare.
What do you think?
Seems like forever ago.
f8 is live now.
Let’s see what Facebook is announcing.
On Thursday, developers will be elated, users will be shellshocked and the competition will look ancient. On Thursday, Facebook will be reborn. Prepare yourselves for the evolution of social networking.— Ben Parr, Mashable