MySpace’s Tom Anderson Comments on G+

The days when Tom Anderson, the iconic first friend on everyone’s MySpace account, was active on his own service have long past. Most of Tom’s old co-workers have headed over to Facebook, but Tom himself seems to enjoy what Google+ is doing for the Google ecosystem....

Should I Create a Facebook Page for SiliconANGLE? #fail

So I’ve had the discussion with several of my staff, and several publishers that I’m on friendly enough terms to talk about their metrics with, and I remain unconvinced that devoting efforts to the maintenance of a Facebook page is in my best interests. When it comes...

Mashable Fired Federated Media in January

Pete Cashmore went on Old Media raw data buffet Bloomberg West today, and amongst other things, let slip that Mashable fired Federated media. He followed up with a rare post on Mashable proper: How are we fueling this growth? Among other big moves this year, Mashable...

Kara Swisher Agrees With Me: Blodget Not a Good Journalist

Finally – someone who agrees with me (at least publicly) on the whole Business Insider / Henry Blodget thing. I’ve been bagging on Blodget for as long as I can remember. The dude was apparently some sort of huckster on Wall Street, and he’s been quite obviously a...

Joint: Twitter Based IM Client [The B-List Lives Again]

If you’re in the in-crowd of early adopters today, you’re probably playing with Joint, an Air based IM client. Here’s the bare facts: It uses Twitter to authenticate, but doesn’t appear to use Twitter’s messaging for communication, from the best I can determine. It’s...

Even More Unordered Thoughts from SxSWi 2011

Once again, the crappy laptop has been rendering video day and night. I swear, I’m going to buy an Alienware laptop or something (I was going to talk to Alienware down at Screenburn – but the only booth with their signage on it was abandoned every time I came around)....

Unordered List: Thoughts Thus Far on SxSWi 2011

I haven’t had a lot of time to sit down and write – I’ve been editing video on my sub-par laptop, which takes a lot of CPU cycles and leaves little time for much else. I’m in between render sessions, so I thought I’d take some time to put down an unordered list of...

Paint.EXE – the Remix!

If you read The Next Web, you may have seen the post today: “What happens when you import Paint.exe into an audio program.” Someone had the evidently terrifically brilliant idea of dropping the old MS Paint executable into a PCM audio editor, cleaned it up a little,...

Cool App of the Day: VVall Grid

This thing is cool. Check it out. It turns out a timeline of your pictures uploaded to a variety of services, including Facebook or Twitpic. It gives you some stats – like total timeline length and photos uploaded per day. Picasa does the same thing within the...

… In Which Techcrunch Claims They Don’t Read Me.

For the record: I could give two sh!ts as to whether Techcrunch reads my blog or not. They started the “war” when they began badmouthing me and the rest of my co-workers at Mashable back in 2006-ish. By “war” I mean where I don’t think highly of them, and by...

The Hard Thing About What I Do [journo-programmer]

On my business card (or for those who have actually met me, my laptop sticker), my official job title is “Editor-in-Chief.” In actuality, this means I’m SiliconANGLE’s chief bottle-washer. Today, for instance, I’m editing up a full length documentary. Yesterday, I was...

I’m Not a Fan of Pummelvision [and Other Useless Single Purpose Apps]

Some time back – right before the clock turned over for the new year – a service called Pummelvision started making the rounds. It didn’t get very far, but a few high profile folks used it. Essentially what it did was take videos from your Facebook albums, compile...

Fantastic – Law Enforcement Handed Over to Zealots

From TheHill today: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking a shot at bolstering its controversial net-neutrality rules with a new contest for application developers. The agency is asking researchers and members of the software industry to design...

Update Your WordPress Now!

You need to update to 3.0.4 if you haven’t already. If you’re relatively current, this won’t break anything, but it’ll protect you from a “critical” vulnerability. From Matt Mullenweg: Version 3.0.4 of WordPress, available immediately through the update page in your...

Me, on Windows, Kinect, France and the WP7

I had a blast getting back on the air with my old blogging and podcasting buddy Steven Hodson. He and I have co-hosted tons of podcasts together, but none recently – until now. I sat in for the vacationing Paul O’Flaherty on the WinExtra Daily Brief. We talked about...

The 17th Century Roots of Activity Streams

It occurs to me that history is written by journalists. That seems a bit obvious now that I read it in black and white, so let me backtrack a second and explain the train of thought that lead me to that “epiphany.” The etymology of the word “journalism,” it turns out,...

John C. Dvorak Agrees with My Analysis on Network Neutrality

To all the commentors on Facebook and Twitter that insulted my parentage after reading my take on Network Neutrality, you should know that one of technology’s most experienced pundits agrees with me. From John’s post: “No matter that the net neutrality debate should...

Mashable Launches a Comment Policy [How The Mighty Have Fallen]

Today, Mashable’s hard earned sales dollars were finally put to good use, when the newly hired community manager Vadim Lavrusik, in his first official act, posted a commenting policy for the site. The post was put up three hours today, and judging from the number of...