After reading Brad Feld’s Me.dium post, I took some time to play around with their Firefox plugin. Short version, they track what page your browser is on and graphically display other people that are viewing that site or similar sites. You can then chat (directly to friends or by “shoutout” to the public) with… Read more First Thoughts on Me.dium — Very Cool, Kind of Creepy
CNN is planning on releasing a new and improved website. Rather than just throwing a new site out there like USA Today attempted, they put a beta site out and really listened to the feedback from users before launching even asking if they are getting it and taking timeout to respond to the feedback. Kudos to them… Read more A Beta Test Done Well
Saw this picture (ironically, off reddit.com) which illustrates the point of the previous entry.
The JRuby team just released the 1.0 version of the library. Having played with Ruby before and Ruby On Rails before, this is an awesome step forward for using Ruby within the enterprise. Now I can build Ruby On Rails applications that can easily interact with other JEE systems and services. I can leverage some of rapid… Read more Why I am Excited about JRuby
There has been much discussion around the “wisdom of crowds”, especially around sites like reddit and digg. But there are a couple of flaws with this line of thinking: Half the people in the world are of below average intelligence. When a crowd of idiots is making decisions, they are not always going to show great… Read more The Limited Wisdom of Crowds