Pitch: Simler.com opens new social community focused on similar interests


The Pitch
Simler.com, a new online community built to connect people with common interests, announces the public beta launch of its service (http://simler.com). Unlike other social networks, which essentially see viewers connecting with the same people from site to site, regardless of their personal connections, Simler is focused on finding similar people through similar interests. Upon signing up, a new user "tags himself/herself" with relevant attributes that describe him/her, and Simler uses these "tags" in order to connect people with similar interests.

Discussion in Simler is used to [...]

Location based apps by the numbers & the month @FourSquare passed them all, but why?

As we get closer to 2010 one of the items I'm sure you have read on probably every end of the year predictions post is that location based apps are going to be big in 2010. Locations based apps are not new for example, Brightkite has been around since 2005 and was clearly growing as one of the leaders in the location based market. I'm not sure who came next but soon to launch was Whrrl, Loopt, and now we have Gowalla and Foursquare. Foursquare has been all of the buzz latley and by looking at the compete.com numbers they're on one roller coster ride up the vistors chart.

I was told in [...]

No, I Will Not Help Your Business Spam People on Twitter


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Twitter: the little platform that does it all; from marketing, to customer service and sadly, massive amounts of spam. The Twitter platform itself, doesn't spam, but with various tools using Twitter's API can allow people to use it for spamming with public tweets and direct messages (DMs). Spam is nothing new in the digital world, we receive millions of spam every day in our email inboxes and it's an ongoing problem with Twitter. But with recent UI changes and updates, Twitter spam has seemed to decrease.

My LinkedIn inbox saw an unfortunate occurrence [...]

The 2009 Twitter Trends Report

Looking for what was hot on Twitter in 2009? Look no further, Twitter just post the Top Twitter Trends of 2009 From the blog post:

These are Twitter’s top Trending Topics across several categories—an interesting time capsule of what was happening as this decade came to a close.

News Events
1. #iranelection
2. Swine Flu
3. Gaza
4. Iran
5. Tehran
6. #swineflu
7. AIG
8. #uksnow
9. Earth Hour
10. #inaug09

People
1. Michael Jackson
2. Susan Boyle
3. Adam Lambert
4. Kobe (Bryant)
5. Chris Brown
6. Chuck Norris
7. Joe Wilson
8. Tiger Woods
9. Christian Bale
10. A-Rod (Alex [...]

What I’m sharing on Google Reader for December 11th

Today, while reading RSS feeds in Google Reader, I came across these interesting blog posts and wanted to share them with you. I hope you find some of them interesting. If one of them was useful to you or if you have a comment about one, let me know in the comments. For real-time results of what I'm sharing on Google Reader see my feeds on FriendFeed: http://friendfeed.com/waynesutton
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Friday Fix: 6 ways to track your blips in Google Wave

Friday Fix are short post on niche topics/plugins/tools/presentations or you could call them short simple tips.

As Google Wave continues to evolve one of the many complaints about Wave is there is no way to receive a notification when you have a new "blip" aka Google Wave message in general. Well after a few weeks and giving programmers some time, it seems there are a few Google Wave desktop notifiers and extensions for both Firefox and Google Chrome.

Chrome Extension - Google Wave Checker

Google Wave Checker

Unofficial Google Wave Notifier for mac

Google Wave Notifier Beta for [...]

What I’m sharing on Google Reader for December 10th

Today, while reading RSS feeds in Google Reader, I came across these interesting blog posts and wanted to share them with you. I hope you find some of them interesting. If one of them was useful to you or if you have a comment about one, let me know in the comments. For real-time results of what I'm sharing on Google Reader see my feeds on FriendFeed: http://friendfeed.com/waynesutton
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