Boingboing now has over 3 000 000 subscribers to their RSS feed. 3 million! Unbelievable. And well deserved. Still on my top10-list, even if I almost threw them out when there were a new mashup of a subway map every three minutes some time ago. Update BoingBoing reports that there has been some strange things [...]
Now you can assign RSS feeds to people in AIM messenger. Great idea. It only works in Trillian for Windows so far, but I think features like this will come everywhere pretty soon. I have been writing about similar ideas for some time. In June 2005, “How about RSS feeds in the Address books?: Note [...]
Remember when RSS got a new icon some time ago? Within weeks and months, everybody agreed to use the new icons from Feed Icons. I don’t know if this is old news, if anyone has suggested something like this before blah blah blah. But this is a very nice icon representing a podcast: I think [...]
When Tiger came out, I wrote that I wanted RSS feeds in the OS X Address Book: Lots of my friends and contacts use sites sites like Flickr, Del.icio.us or LiveJournal. They have blogs, Amazon wishlists, and Upcoming pages. All this is possible to enter in the Addressbook app in Mac OS X 10.4. As [...]
There’s a new trend among people who suffer from info-glut (=too much info coming to you digitally). The trend is: Delete everything. One example: But I’m not waiting until then. As of now, my fancy-pants, community-generated, emergent-behavior data-sorting heuristic is: a calendar. If I haven’t gotten to something in a week, it dies. Stick that [...]
Plan8 has made a Safari RSS theme. If you use Safari for your RSS viewing, this looks much better than the original.
Master photographer Thomas Hawk posts 10 great ways to find great pics on Flickr. One of them is to look at Thomas’ favorites. Over 14 000 great photos. Note to Flickr team: Can we have an RSS feed for other users favorites?
In August 2005, I wrote that NetNewsWire needs tags: Tags are – in my opinion – the most clever concept that has been introduced on the net the last years. It gives you and me a fast and easy way to organize bit amounts of data. And: Now it’s time for software developers to start [...]
The last few months, three of the sites I use a lot has been bought: Flickr, Del.icio.us and Upcoming. All three of them by Yahoo. I think this will make these three sites even better, and I’m not concerned. So who’s next? My bet: Amazon.com will buy Wists.com. Or maybe Yahoo shopping. Why? It fits [...]
Apple has finally changed the format of their movie trailers RSS feed. Now each post points to the actual page of each movie, not just the general page with all movies. And, as you can see, a nice description, movie poster icon, director and cast. The next – and final step – would be to [...]
The Apple trailers page has been redesigned. For the better. Also added lots of trailers in HD. Superb quality to your desktop. (from the HD version of the Ice Age 2 movie) There’s now an RSS feed (as Lifehacker wrote about yesterday). But the posts in the feed doesn’t point to the individual movie pages, [...]
The new iMac is beautiful. But misses three things to make it perfect for the living room. 1) It’s too small. People are now buying 32″ and 42″ and even 50″ flatscreen TVs. 20″ isn’t enough. I would like Apple to stick together the 30″ display with the iMac. If you just took an iMac [...]
And lots of them. Maybe this has been for some time, but today I discovered that Google Groups has an XML icon on the bottom of every group page. Like this one from the 43 Folders Google Group:
Microsoft doesn’t want to use the “normal” orange RSS icon. Check out their suggestions for a new icon for their web feeds. I don’t think they look any nice…
NetNewsWire is one of my favourite applications on the Mac. Yesterday Brent Simmons, the developer of NetNewsWire, sold his program to NewsGator Technologies, Inc. There are two press releases on the site of NewsGator, an ordinary one and a much better one. I like this! Congratulations to Brent and his wife. Very good for them. [...]