Larry Hosken: New: Tag: social-networks

Book Report: The Reputation Society I'm not game control for every game out there. E.g., I'm not on Game Control for this game; I was just passing along word of its existence after I saw it mentioned on a flyer. But I can see why you m...

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I dropped my phone, fumbled it while carrying a vegi-sushi burrito from the @we2sushi food cart and tweeting a photo. I make fun of hipsters a lot, but I grant them some respect: their habits require...

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Human flesh search engine comes to San Francisco. I am impressed; it helps when the target posts to Facebook. ...

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Closed my LinkedIn Account Happy Labor Day. Last week, one of my ex-coworkers pointed out that I hadn't gotten around to updating my LinkedIn profile to reflect my new job. And I thought "Why would I update my profile on that ...

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Milestone: 21 Million Hits It's the site's 21 millionth hit! (As usual, this isn't as impressive a number as you might think at first: these "hits" include, e.g., one for each graphic on each page loaded, visits from search-en...

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Joined goodreads I joined goodreads, yet another site that recommends books to read based upon books that you liked. It's been around for a while, but I didn't join. Amazon.com's recommendations were fine! But then A...

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If you're in Google Plus and want to encircle me, I am lahosken [at] gmail [dot] com. Not much stuff of mine will show up there any time soon; I couldn't find a way to import my blog posts there yet...

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I created an about.me profile. I'd heard about about.me, wondered what the fuss was about, so I tried it. Now I've tried it and... I still wonder what the fuss was about. So now I have yet another p...

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Fake BBC Book Meme I got tagged on Facebook to fill in the fake "BBC Book Meme". (It's a real meme, just not really from the BBC.) The key... x: I read it; x+: I read it and loved it; * I plan to read it; =8 tied for ...

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San Francisco Restaurant Recommendations This morning, instead of doing what I meant to do, I bumped into Google Hotpot and rated a bunch of places (mostly restaurants in San Francisco). It's a "social" service, so in theory I can share re...

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Book Report: Gimme Something Better This book was interesting, a lot more interesting than I expected. After all, I'm not a punk. I didn't grow up a punk. So why would I read—brace yourself—an oral history of the SF bay ar...

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Kindle Thoughts I tweeted Reviewed an early-draft novel via Kindle. It worked well for that. Search was handy. Highlighted lines of interest. Over on Facebook, my cousin Sierra asked some questions about that. And ...

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Book Report: Design for Community It's Derek Powazek's 2002 book about making web sites that work well for communities. There were examples of things that worked well, things that didn't. A lot of this material is stuff you get to ...

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Link: How to stop leaking private info each time a FB friend takes a personality quiz A while back, I started looking at FB app coding, and was thusly creeped out. When someone writes a Facebook app, e.g., one of those What sandwich condiment are you?!? quizzes, they can tell that app...

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Rerun, sort of: 25 random things meme [A few months back, I posted a note on Facebook. It went a little something like this.] How it is supposed to work....but don't feel obligated: once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a ...

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Misapplying Google Friend Connect I put a couple of "Google Friend Connect" gadgets on the site. These are little web gadgets that allow you to register your interest in the site and to leave comments on a wall. (That's "wall" in th...

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Link: Ghost Patrol Forums, Sort of Meat Machine (well, the Bay Area team by that name) set up a "Ghost Capturing" part of their Ghost Patrol application: a social network for ghosts (and ghost sympathizers. I joined, but have encount...

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David Hill on Hypotheses and Blurting David Hill replied to yesterday's blog post on hypotheses in puzzle-solving. He replied on Facebook, so you probably didn't see it. I'll post his reply here. I have a couple of reasons for wanting...

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Site Update: Contact, more XFN than you can stand I've been marking my internet territory. That is to say, I've been federating my identity. That is to say, I added more rel="me" links to the Larry Hosken contact page. Do you remember my ramble a...

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Site Update: I'm on Twitter. (Are you?) I signed up for Twitter. Yes, you can now get updates about my status much more often than you want to. You can see my Twitter status if you visit this blog's front page; if you resourcefully follo...

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Puzzlehunts are Everywhere: Save the Burninators In case you're wondering why my Facebook Status says "Save the Burninators", I just finished an IM conversation with Ian Tullis. He says that most of the Burninators headed into San Francisco this m...

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Site Update: Contact, Links I updated the site's Contact and Links pages. A few months back, Gavin Bell gave a talk at work. He mentioned in passing how various folks are using hCard to say "this web page is about a perso...

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Quechup: Do NOT trust them with your address book Quechup is a new spam site disguised as a social network. When you join up, they ask for your address book. Then they send invite emails to every address in your address book. If you receive a Quech...

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Site Update: Fixed a Photo A little script runs over this website's visit logs each night, generating a pretty report. I think I wrote the original back in 1999. I rewrote it last night. Python instead of Perl now. Sorted ...

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Link: Web Entrepeneurs in Full Color Video Can a two-person start-up tell Google how to grow a great user-centered web service? Yes, yes they can. Chuck and Gaurav, the brains behind BillMonk, the social money network web site thingy, came to...

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