Archive for the 'Web' Category

What Is Blogging?

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

In response to my comment on Twitter about wanting to commission a good entry-level web site for aspiring bloggers, Ian Beck experiments with nailing down exactly what blogging is. Obviously, it’s many, many, things. Like chess, you can teach the ground rules to somebody, who then has a practically limitless number of choices about how […]

Authentic Comments

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

I was inspired to think about the problem of impersonation on the web, when I read Caterina Fake’s comment on Twitter, bemoaning the fact that somebody was able to impersonate her in a comment on GigaOm.┬áBecause they used an email associated with her by Gravatar, the comment gained an element of authenticity because her avatar […]

Instapaper Keyboard Shortcut

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Like many people these days, I am using Marco Arment’s Instapaper to facilitate effortless postponement of reading longer, potentially interesting content I find on the web. Marco provides a handy bookmarklet that you can add to your browser’s button bar, so when you find something cool you just click “Read Later” and it gets added […]

Blog The First Draft

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

MarsEdit users sometimes sheepishly admit that they aren’t blogging as much as they “should” be. Excuses vary, but it usually boils down to the classic issue afflicting all of us who try to stick to a productive routine: we simply fall out of the habit. Long time readers of this blog will note that I’ve […]