The trends are everywhere. Facebook just bought FriendFeed. Google Voice is currently in beta, and Google is launching Wave later this year. What do all these tools help to do? They consolidate multiple streams of information into one thread. With FriendFeed, you can now see all of your friends’ status updates from Twitter, Facebook, and […]
Find out what’s going on in your neighborhood with outside.in, a new Google Maps mashup.
Google Spreadsheets Sneak Peak
In their never-ending quest to take over the world, Google has just released a sneak peak of their Microsoft Excel killer, Google Spreadsheets. A lucky few will be allowed to preview the beta version.
Yahoo! Releases UI and Design Pattern Libraries
Yahoo! Buys del.icio.us
del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. I wonder which bookmarking tool will survive the merge, Yahoo! 360 or del.icio.us? Read about it at del.icio.us.
In yet another beta launch, Google has created Google Base, a place where users can post any type of information and Google will host it and make searchable. This is an interesting take on publishing – somewhat of a cross between About.com, Wikipedia, and del.icio.us.
Yahoo! Shoposphere Launches
Yahoo! Shopping has launched the Yahoo! Shoposhere just in time for the holidays. Create your own “Pick Lists” and share your favorite stuff with the Yahoo! Shopping community.
I’m a Squidoo Beta Tester
I just received my acceptance into the Squidoo Beta group. Time to check out the new neighborhood.
MySpace The Phenomenon
Wired magazine has a great article titled “The Hit Factory” about the rise of MySpace. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the huge community website, it receives more hits than Google, and has become the internet version of MTV, launching thousands of indie bands without a major label. It’s an interesting look into […]
BlinkList is a new social bookmarking/tagging tool. It’s still relatively unpopulated, but there does seem to be a dominant design community. Although this is definitely not a design-oriented site, we may be seeing more topic-specific bookmarking websites, as more startups follow the del.icio.us model. This almost defeats the purpose of a tagging/bookmarking portal, but it […]