Building a better feed

Feed-based UIs are powerful because they encourage frequent usage and participation. They're becoming one of the most important ways to present information, and are critical areas of competition in social networking and search.…

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Can Microblogging Platforms Help Reduce The Email Glut?

Twitter's meteoric rise in popularity – particularly over the last year – has been widely covered, and indeed the simplicity and flexibility of the 140 character-based microblogging platform continues to attract people all over the world in huge numbers, while a thriving community of developers build add-on services using its open API. We've also heard a lot about the power of Twitter as a communications, promotional and marketing tool. Twitter and other microblogging services are radically shifting the ways in which people communicate and share information. And that shift is now entering the workplace on a large scale, particularly for web workers and for companies who are embracing the ways in which microblogging platforms can save time while increasing productivity.…

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Is Social So Over?

Is "Social" already over? That's news to me. Those immersed in web work may be sick of the (over)use of the word "social," particularly if, like me, they've been working in the social media space back before anyone called it "social."…

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