Directed Identity is another new feature. Basically what this allows a site to do is to associate a person’s OpenID login with other accounts to build a reputation level. This is pretty cool - could be the reputation system we’ve been speaking about for ten years now.
just got home after having my (i think) first beer of the year. there was a reason for that. and i did not get plastered after a glass of beer like i normally do. there was a damn good reason for that as well.
When I’m watching Vimeo in HD, I don’t even care what I’m watching, I’m just so amazed at how brilliant the videos look. I think it’s gotten to the point where you could upload “Nothing! in HD” and I would watch it.— forearmshiver — jonathanmarcus
this is what’s been concerning me about highdef. ultimately everything becomes commodotized and so will highdef. and when that happens it will all come back down to who has the content and the community to keep the users engaged.
In the wake of mounting criticism, Facebook executives are discussing changes to a controversial advertising tool that publicizes users’ Web activities outside of the popular social network. Alterations to the recently introduced Beacon system could be announced as early as Nov. 29, BusinessWeek.com has learned.
With all the debate and discussion around paid links these days, some DigitalPoint Forums members are wondering how Google can get away with selling links that are not nofollowed. That is right, if you want a PageRank 7 link directly form Google.com, all you need to do is buy a Google Mini Search Appliance for $1,995 per year (or $166 per month) and you can get a link on this page.
i don’t remember what they call this. the first time i’ve read about it was on YUI blog. it’s an ajax call to ping the server and load once user scrolls past certain arbitrary point ‘below the fold’. the first time i’ve seen this being used was on the apple store website - where they only load first batch of product images and skip the rest until you scroll down the page. today i saw this technique being used again on molecular’s company blog. although the technique is the same, the experience felt different this time. it felt like “hmm… this kind of make sense in this context”. it also felt more like an user experience technique rather than save-the-bandwidth technique. and it made me think something like this might be an interesting alternative to traditional pagination approach on certain applications - like tumblr.
anyway… thought you guys might find it interesting.
“The Atari video game burial of 1983 is an infamous event in video gaming history where Atari dumped thousands of video game cartridges, including a large number of copies of their video game adaptation E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, into a New Mexican landfill. It was one of the consequences of the video game crash of 1983.”—Atari video game burial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“He further states in this blog post that the eight million monthly unique visitors to Brightcove.TV (as reported by comScore) is “dwarfed by the adoption of our Internet TV platform by media businesses around the world.” He counts 4,000 such media publishers, who collectively attract “over 120 million uniques visitors per month across thousands of websites.” Brightcove.TV was always a sideshow.”—Brightcove.TV Gets Its Plug Pulled (Sort Of)
if you lived in new york and if you had even a mild ambition to work for a creative agency, you’ve probably heard of pentagram. i didn’t realize how far this firm goes back before zach linked to this movie.