Category Archives: General

Micropayments and News

Is micropayment what the ailing news industry needs? Will it save New York Times? Like Clay Shirky, I have my doubts about micropayments, particularly from usability perspective. Micropayment UI can get as bad as Vista UAC, endless parade of buy … Continue reading

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Sex and Status: Twitter and Facebook

For the past six months, I’ve been thinking about sex. Not the sweaty kind, you perv — wink wink, nudge nudge — but about perspective differences between sexes and what that means to the Web at large. I am drawn … Continue reading

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Web Form Design: Missing the Big Picture

I ran across a book titled Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks by Luke Wroblewski which, according to glowing blurbs from well known folks, a great book on web form design. But, when I proceeded checkout after placing the … Continue reading

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Twittling Away

I’ve been busy crossing the deep jungle of chores that suddenly appears whenever one attempts to launch something. I’ve also been using Twitter whole lot more, partly to test but mainly because the service I am building brings services like … Continue reading

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Twitter Platform Business Model

After recent announcement of new Twitter API limits followed by news of Twitter seeking funding at $250m valuation, I think Twitter may be building a double-prong business model: one they are still trying to define and a platform business model … Continue reading

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Back in Habit

In case you haven’t noticed, I am back to my usual daily blogging habit since I now have more time to chase my own tail. That means I’ll be sticking my fingers into other people’s business and ranting pointlessly like … Continue reading

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Web Dev Hand Tools Revisited

Before I start prototyping some of the ideas I’ve been kicking around, I need to decide which tools I’ll be working with, making choices that’ll haunt me for months to come, as usual. Language At SafePage, we started with the … Continue reading

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