RSS is dead. Long live Prismatic.
With the impending demise of Google Reader, i urge everyone to start using something like Prismatic, and not another RSS reader.
Paul leaves the internet
The Verge intern editor Paul Miller has embarked on a journey to live a full year without internet access. He will be doing his job and living his life as normal, only he won’t be using the web or any sort of internet connectivity. Watch the video and let him tell you more about it. It sounds incredibly exciting and I am looking forward to his progress and the outcome.
The Mozilla Story
Content everywhere, but not a drop to drink
MG Siegler, as always, makes a pretty interesting case of how technology is going wrong in certain areas. This time, he states that the blogging and writing in the web is in a very dire state, and makes it a pretty compelling case to start taking everything you read in the web with many grains of salt. This article may make you hate yourself give up on blogging entirely, or encourage you to become much better at it.
The cloud’s time to shine
It’s time to start building web apps. Native apps nowadays only have a handful of advantages compared to web based alternatives, but with new APIs and technologies are being developed to make web development better, we should start moving our apps to the cloud. A web version of Flipboard and Sparrow would provide cross-platform and easy way to distribute your app, which I may point out are already web centric as it is. It is only through the collective actions of developers the web and the future can move forward, but being stuck in native iOS and Android development, you are not only depriving other users of using your service, but also doing double the work. The web is the future, let’s bring it forward now.
Even with the best privacy management systems, it’s easy to forget what apps have access to your account information. Now, there’s a site devoted to making it easier to check in on them. At mypermissions.org, you can find direct links to the permission pages of eight major social networking and sharing sites, including Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter.
Google data center security
At least we know our data is physically protected.
I just figured out Microsoft has the ground all laid out to get the web done right
Once they find out how to use, all other companies shall be scared. All the user will be terribly excited.
Do you know what I’m talking about?
Happy birthday World Wide Web!
Native vs. web
Over the next few weeks I will be trying native applications on Windows and see how they compare to their web based counterparts.
How much is the benefit? Is it really worthy? I often ask myself these questions. By taking a direct approach and experiencing for myself how much will the overall usability and enjoyment of such service and/or product improves, I will get to determining how far and advanced is the web and how much does it still need to catch-up on.
I rooting on the web. Who are you rooting on?