Blogbursts. RSS. Blog Swarms on the look out for prey. Scripted blog activites, seemingly spontaneous. Ghost written blogs. People hired and fired because of blogs. Syndications. THE DEAR DIARY DAYS of blogging have gone forever. Enter the Big Wave. The Hype.

Saturday, September 25, 2004 Registered by Google Registered by Google
Stefanie Olson also writes on that Google might be working on a browser. She cites these Google activities as indicators: was registered recently by Google
Veteran browser war horses were pouched such as:
Adam Bosworth, a former employee of BEA and Microsoft (IE)
Joe Beda (MS graphics Engine Avalon), further
Joshua Bloch, Sun Microsystems(Java application programming interfaces)

Source: Stefanie Olson, SFGate...SfGate is part of the Hearst Corporation.
Hearst Corporation holds part of Google.

Stefanie Olsen also has commented on Web developer Joyce Park, aka Troutgirl.

And this is what the Mozilla crowd thinks.

Gisela Strauss

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Blogger ID Troutgirl

Canned with a positive outcome you could say:
Joyce Park, view her pic on Red Herring,
blogger ID Troutgirl, with a huge following, was canned by Friendster, a blogging company, for.....blogging.

Duh, %&? you might be tempted to say. Not so fast. Now and then, the interactive media gets reverse-engineered in the worst sense of the word, by big, huge succesful TV execs who Bring Their Business Expertise to the Interactive Field. By sharks, whose world is one of one-way broadcasting, where dumb consumers can't talk back and employees, *if they're smart*, will say what they're told. Two-way conversations in any way are an anathema to the foxy toxidity of general non-eclectic dishing out of news speak mentality.

Joyce Park is currently getting deluded with job offers. Interactive is cool, sharky.

Link Roundup:
Troutgirl on Troutgirl

Red Herring on Troutgirl

Sharky you've got a name!

Is Sharky cool or clueless? Poll in the comment section below:

Stefanie Olson, CNET Writer, who also publishes on SFgate comments on Joyce Park.

Gisela Strauss
Technical Translator

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Neville's Comments on Troutgirl

Neville would have left these comments on Bloggerati, if the comment app would have allowed non-anonymous commenting. Good point Neville, I wish it were different too.
So I am posting your comments here:

« Gisela, those are interesting comments.

The only trouble as I see it, and which makes me reserve commenting on the right or wrong here, is that all that's in the public domain right now is Troutgirl's story -there's been no comment from Friendster.

See my later post on this with a link to Troutgirl's interview at Fast Company: »

See my comments
my comments on Neville's comments here.


Wednesday, September 01, 2004

RSS has changed how we digest information.

Perhaps nothing has changed the value of a website as much as RSS. RSS has changed how people who come to websites, digest information, as much as the reasons for people to come to websites at all, have changed. Websites have lost their place in the information feed chain and dropped down a few notches.


The - now- old adage that a website ought to offer value-added information in order to be attractive to users, has lost its meaning. People get independent, value-added information via RSS at all times, places, hours and seconds of the day. Audiences' media-savvy evolves no longer in a measurable timeline-friendly manner, it quantum-leaps by the second.

There is however one role a website still can fill best: To provide succinctly context-relevant information regarding a product, service or topic.The task at hand is to give content back its uniqueness by harvesting only the best of what's out there, in regards to its applicability to the initial service/product offering.

As the flood of content delivery gains momentum, the time and attention factor for both producers and users shrink. The killer-app is the word. And a website is wrapped around the delivery of it. It is only one of many wrappers available, and it got to prove its usefulness by sticking close to its function: delivery of context-sensitive content, may it be text, sound, moving pictures or goods.
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