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Scandiman
02-23-2009, 04:54 AM
Microblogging (aka twitter and others) has become a great way to interact and promote on the web and there is a new place to learn more about it and keep track of what is going on in this increasingly important medium. Microblogging.com (http://microblogging.com) is a recently launched website started by a Mobility member (I'll let him introduce himself if he wants to). Check it out from time to time if you want to follow what is going on in microblogging.

coast
02-23-2009, 05:55 PM
Check out the site. The member who made it is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of microblogging. If not for him I wouldn't be on twitter, and I would certainly be missing out.

Gerry
02-23-2009, 09:33 PM
SUPERB SITE and Tools are great!

Just downloaded and installed TweetDeck.

Awesome!

seanboy
03-01-2009, 07:47 PM
Thanks for the kind words. Things are just now getting started with the site. I hope to add more soon. :)

For those new to Twitter and other microblogging services, start here with the section at BusinessWeek:
- http://bx.businessweek.com/micro-blogging/
- http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/sep2008/tc2008095_320491.htm?chan=technology_ceo+guide+to+ tech_ceo+guide+to+tech+--+consumer+tech+at+work

Here's a partial list of other Microblogging platforms and software:

Identi.ca (http://identi.ca/)
Laconi.ca (http://laconi.ca/) (free, open source softwre)
OpenMicroblogger (http://wiki.github.com/voitto/openmicroblogger) (free, open source softwre)
Shout'em (http://shoutem.com/) (groups)
Yonkly (http://yonkly.com/) (groups)
Twingr (http://twingr.com/) (groups)
Flokio (http://flokio.com/) (groups)
Plurk (http://www.plurk.com/)
Jaiku (http://jaiku.com/) (owned by Google; going open source)
Edmodo (http://www.edmodo.com/) (for educators)
Yammer (https://www.yammer.com/) (enterprise)
Present.ly (https://presentlyapp.com/) (enterprise)
Communote (http://www.communote.com/) (enterprise)
SocialCast (http://www.socialcast.com/) (enterprise)
Blellow (http://blellow.com/) (for freelancers, in beta)
sfeed (http://sfeed.com/) (for shoppers)

There are also many local services out there, but the list is too long to list here. You can also get Microblogging.com updates by following me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/microblogging/) and Identi.ca (http://identi.ca/microblogging/).

Thanks! :)

Mobineer
03-02-2009, 06:04 AM
check out the latest presentation on www.ted.com with one of the founders of Twitter, Evan Williams who also founded Blogger -- it's a short but insightful presentation

newton
03-02-2009, 07:33 AM
Shaun, this is excellent reading and it will keep me busy for a while. Rep'd :D

mobihead
03-02-2009, 02:09 PM
Nice site & comments

Any inside news / gossip on when the open source Jaiku is going to be available on appengine? I've tried getting timelines from various sources but noone seems to know.

seanboy
03-02-2009, 03:23 PM
Nice site & comments

Any inside news / gossip on when the open source Jaiku is going to be available on appengine? I've tried getting timelines from various sources but noone seems to know.

I was under the impression that Google had already migrated Jaiku over to their App Engine. Maybe not. The sooner the better. It would be nice to see what developers will do with Jaiku. I'm thinking that it won't be too long before its compatible with the OpenMicroblogging spec.

Gerry
03-02-2009, 04:22 PM
Any suggestions for managing many accounts in a desktop?

I know its been discussed before.

seanboy
03-02-2009, 04:59 PM
Any suggestions for managing many accounts in a desktop?

I know its been discussed before.

HootSuite (http://hootsuite.com)

It lets you manage multiple twitter accounts from your browser, and its a nice looking interface. It also allows you to integrate google adsense into any links you tweet.