So I’m giving IMified (www.imified.com) a spin and have just added the WordPress service to see if it works. For those that haven’t heard about IMified yet; it allows you to do a number of things through instant messaging (MSN, Google Talk, whatever). For instance add stuff to your Backpack account, or like I’m doing now, write a blog post. Let’s publish this to see what happens, hitting ‘return’…
Now and then I get around to adding another feature to this blog. A few days ago I plugged hitormiss’ weighted list into the archives page. Now I know tag clouds are the new mullets, and usability of these things is contested, but I just had to have one. It’s my blog and I’ll tag if I want to!
Development of an open platform for listings continues with yesterday’s launch of Edgeio. This service picks up on blog post that are marked as a listing using a Microformat-like tag and collects them on a website for users to search through. They have some nifty interfaces in place to allow you to zoom in on listings that are close to you. One thing they haven’t addressed yet (but are aware of) is the problem of fake listings and spam.
Structured Blogging is working in the same field, but from a different angle (focussing on the bloggers, not the site that collects listings). I wrote about them earlier over here (in Dutch). The biggest challenge for the Edgeio crew is probably gaining critical mass to be able to compete with the likes of eBay.
Everyone was blogging about this yesterday, here are some of the posts:
After stumbling across Projectionist and being pleasantly surprised, I started to catch on to this new meme called tumblelog. Basically it’s about blogging small snipets of stuff, from lyrics, to IM transcripts to quotes to anythingh really, but with each bit in its own distinct look & feel.
- RedHanded and Kottke give an overview of the ‘phenomenon’.
- Tumbletumble is an other example of a tumblelog.
- Lifecapsules might be the first real CMS for this thing.
- More at my del.icio.us/kaeru/tumblelog page.