Redesigns Ahoy – You’ve seen our new look, of course, but if you haven’t popped by our parent site GigaOM lately you might want to pop in there too. We’re trying to make reading our ever-increasing flow of news and opinion online more pleasant – let us know what you think.
People Can’t Leave That Birdie Alone – TweetChannel is a new (invitation-only, so far) service to allow layering discussion channels on top of Twitter by including keywords in tweets. Users will turn this into IRC 2.0 yet.
Life or Art? – Social Networking Rehab claims to be a blog chronicle of 28 days’ experience in trying to kick social networking addiction. I note, though, that it’s already up to 72 days of postings, including some amusing video content. Perhaps he’s swapped one addiction for another?
Web 2.0 for the Kitchen – TasteBook lets you select up to 100 recipes (uploading your own or choosing from the big library maintained by Epicurious), and then arrange them into a cookbook. Then for $35 you can get a hardcover copy with color dividers printed and shipped to you. Looks like you can share your picks with others too.
For Those Last Few Sites – If you live in an RSS reader, but still have those few holdout sites you have to visit daily, PageNest Pro might be the answer. Set it up, and it will periodically grab your specified sites and build you a local “daily newspaper” with navigation buttons to flip from one site to the next. Windows only desktop software.