Huge Flipboard update integrates Flickr, Google Reader, Facebook Groups and more Flipboard, chronicled first by our Zee, is one of, if not the, best apps on the iPad. Hyperbole? Hardly. Flipboard was recently named iPad app of the year by Apple, featured at the very top of Apple’s “Apps for iPad” page. Now, after September updates, the announcement of a partnership with Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit issue, and the company’s potential foray on to a web browser, Flipboard has just launched massive updates to its iPad app. Here’s your first look at what’s been updated, bearing in mind they are so grand that you may lose conciousness, so please sit down. To begin, Flipboard now allows users to view items posted to Flickr, and posts imported from one’s Google Reader. Users can zoom in on shared items, starred items and folders from Google Reader or view one’s favorite photos, groups, photostreams and more, in Flickr. On the social media front, Flipboard now allows users to view Facebook groups, fan pages, friends’ photos or friend lists.
Retweetist Getting Things Done with Twitter – Emily Chang - eHub After three years on the web, Twitter has become more than just another micro-blogging client. A whole industry of web applications have sprung up to extend and capitalize on Twitter’s capabilities, from the ridiculously silly, to the gobsmackingly useful. If Twitter is not already a part of your daily life, these applications can give you a whole new perspective on the idea of Getting Things Done. For the most part, you can sign up for external Twitter applications with your existing Twitter account. Financial TweetWhatYouSpend is exactly what it sounds like. StockTwits is a Twitter community for people who are obsessed with stocks. Similar to StockTwits, FxTwits is a Twitter community centered around finance; the difference is that it’s focused on currency pairs. CheapTweet is a Digg-like site that combines the power of Twitter users and search to scrape up the best bargains online. Currently in beta, Twizon searches Twitter for mentions of Amazon deals. Reminders & Tracking Scheduling
Posterous Introduces "The Last Email List You'll Ever Need" Today, Posterous, the site we previously referred to as a "minimalist blogging platform", has again expanded its functionality in its own, minimalist fashion. This time, rather than adding rich editing features or increasing social interaction the service has gone and reinvented one of the Internet's "wheels" - the email list. We spoke with Posterous co-founder and CEO Sachin Agarwal yesterday and he told us that the new feature is an "email list on steroids" and that it's "the last email list you'll ever need." "The worst part about Yahoo Groups," Agarwal started off telling us, "is how hard it is to create one of these groups." In moving beyond its origins as a "minimalist blogging platform", you see, Posterous is working to become a minimalist, email-based group-blogging platform that makes everything about communicating with multiple people by email as simple as possible. The interesting part here is that the feature is a cyborg, of sorts - it's part blog, part email list.
Twitlinks twitter4pd - home How Consoles are Driving the Download Market - Article Penny Arcade, a well known humorous webcomic strip, decided to vilify the Phantom console on suspicion of Vaporware. For months the front page was filled with Tycho’s diatribes about the multitude of ways an all downloadable content console could go wrong. Turns out, he was right. The only thing useful that came from the project was a lapboard which still hasn’t seen mainstream adaptation. So why am I writing about how consoles are changing the face of downloadable content? The new business model in gaming seems to be to build a substantial base and add to it. Personally, I feel this gives the user a lot more control over their system and what they can do with it. The Fable II Business Model Fable II was the sequel to one of two RPG’s that put Xbox on the map, the other being Knights of the Old Republic. Sales figures for this distribution method didn’t seem too explosive, but they must have been enough for Lionhead Studios to try the whole thing again. The Steam App Store
Blog HighTech, Web et un peu Geek aussi Nineteen Free Twitter Tools that Turn Twee Image via CrunchBase Twitter hosts approximately one million tweets per hour. In mid-September, the site will accept its 4 billionth tweet. Everyone knows there is wisdom in all that group thought--some even predict Twitter could be the next Google--but how can you tap the brainpower of Twitter's 6 million (give or take) users? That's Twitter's $64,000 question (or, according to Scoble, the $5 billion question). The reason there's so much hype about a microblogging tool with almost no apparent means of revenue or profit is that everyone realizes the amazing value contained in all those 140-character status updates. What does this mean to you as you conduct research to assist your clients, your small business, or other interests? There are plethora of paid services and tools available for monitoring sentiment and knowledge, but since the R&D budget for Experience: The Blog is somewhat south of $.01, I cannot share any insights about these offerings. Track Tweet Volume
Breakfast Strata | Rockin Chef A strata is a make ahead egg dish that works well for brunch; a wonderful breakfast idea for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning, when you don’t want to be in the kitchen all morning, but want to enjoy something savory and yummy. It’s also an easy way to use up those remaining pieces of day-old bread, and simply tastes amazing. Experiment with other mix-ins using vegetables, meats, or different cheeses that you happen to have on hand. Enjoy! Breakfast Strata 1 Tbsp canola oil ½ ea onion, diced 1 ea small red bell pepper, diced 1 ea tomato, diced 4 eggs ½ cup heavy cream 1 cup milk ½ tsp ground thyme 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 1 ¼ tsp salt ½ tsp black pepper 7 slices French bread, cubed (3/4 inch) 6 ea sliced bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled 2 cups cheese (choose one or a mixture. The night before: Heat canola oil in pan and saute onion and red bell pepper over medium high heat for about 3 minutes, cooking until onion is translucent. Serving day: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Serves 6
Tech Tools TWEET IDEAS: 13 Things to Do on Twitter Besides Tweet Tired of delivering the typical stream of status updates on Twitter? Why not try some of the following ideas for other things you can do with the service? Thanks to an open API and a philosophy of interconnectivity, Twitter's vast array of third-party services has you covered on a number of alternative uses for the famed microblogging tool. Let's take a look at a few of them. 1. Share Files A service called FileSocial provides a great way to send files smaller than 50 MB. If you want to send a person-to-person file privately, check out FileTwt. 2. Routinely running out of those business cards made of dead trees? When you sign up, the service will pull in the data from your Twitter profile as starter information, and you can add other details to customize your card. 3. Music lovers have a lot of options in this category (see 10 Ways to Share Music on Twitter). 4. The media-specific Twitter tools abound, with a goodly number of options available for image sharing here too. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
The World’s Facebook Relationships Visualized [PIC] Click the image for the full-sized version. This is what the world looks like, according to the Facebook social graph. Facebook intern Paul Butler was interested in the locations of friendships, so he decided to create a visualization of Facebook connections around the globe. How local are our friends? Butler started by using a sample of 10 million friend pairs, correlated them with their current cities and then mapped that data using the longitude and latitude of each city. That was the easy part. "I began exploring it in R, an open-source statistics environment. With a few more tweaks, he eventually came up with the amazing visualization you see here. What do you think of the visualization?