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27 Set/10

Now Shipping: ThinkUp Beta 1

Now Shipping: ThinkUp Beta 1

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Hit a big milestone today! We released the first beta of ThinkUp, the PHP/MySQL webapp that archives your social media interactions in a database you control. Download it here. Following eight alpha releases over the past eight months, I’m so proud that the ThinkUp community and the software product itself has reached beta. The beta represents hundreds of commits by over 20 thoughtful developers scattered across the globe,...

3 Set/10

Facebook Adds Remote Logout Feature

Facebook Adds Remote Logout Feature

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Not logging out can be a huge privacy risk, especially on public computers but also on other computer systems that multiple users have access to. Why is that? Because everyone accessing the computer after the user may access that user’s profile on Internet websites. That was reason enough for Facebook to add a new option under the Account Security section that displays all devices and computers the user is logged in, with...

3 Set/10

Long Weekend Hacking: How to Help Out with ThinkUp

Long Weekend Hacking: How to Help Out with ThinkUp

Lots of geeks like to spend some time on a three-day weekend doing fun, spare-time coding. If you’ve been curious about ThinkUp and have a little extra time this Labor Day weekend, come on down! ThinkUp’s come a long way so it’s easier than ever to dive in, try it out, and experiment.  Here are four ways you can help make ThinkUp better, whether you’ve got a free 30 minutes or 3 hours this weekend: Test ThinkUp’s new easy installer. Running git, wrangling...


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2 Set/10

No Facebook in Ping After All

No Facebook in Ping After All

Yesterday on TWiG, Leo and Jeff and I discussed Facebook integration in Ping–Leo didn’t know it was there, but looking at the screenshots on Apple’s site, before I got the iTunes 10 download, I said it was there. But even though the Ping web page reads “Find even more music fans…by connecting to your Facebook account” right now, Kara Swisher reports that Steve Jobs told her there’s no Facebook in Ping because they wanted “onerous terms that...

18 Ago/10

What to Expect From “Google Me”

What to Expect From “Google Me”

My greatest hope for the hotly-rumored, might-launch-any-day-now social networking app “Google Me” is that it will not merely clone Facebook in a weak attempt at parity, but that it will innovate and solve problems that plague existing social networks. Last month, a senior user experience researcher at Google, Paul Adams, gave a presentation entitled “The Real Life Social Network.” The 224 slides, embedded below, describe some of the problems and common user behavior...

5 Ago/10

On Google Wave and “Failed” Experiments

On Google Wave and “Failed” Experiments

Yesterday while I was on the air with Jeff and Leo recording TWiG, Google announced that they are halting development on Wave. The webapp will be available till the end of the year–with mechanisms to export your current wave data–and the code will remain open source. As the author of the first user guide on Wave, I spent this morning doing interviews with tech journalists about what this all means. Here are some questions I got asked, and answers I offered. What do you think...

2 Ago/10

ThinkTank is Now ThinkUp

ThinkTank is Now ThinkUp

Naming products is hard. After weeks of brainstorming, teeth-gnashing, hair-pulling, trademark searching, late-night strikes of inspiration followed by crushing morning realizations that the idea sucked, I’m thrilled to announce that ThinkTank has been renamed to ThinkUp. It’s our Firebird-to-Firefox moment. Rebranding is difficult, but the most heartening part of this process was that the ThinkUp idea came to us via the app. @markwallace responded to Anil’s call for...

2 Ago/10

ThinkTank is Now ThinkUp

ThinkTank is Now ThinkUp

Naming products is hard. After weeks of brainstorming, teeth-gnashing, hair-pulling, trademark searching, late-night strikes of inspiration followed by crushing morning realizations that the idea sucked, I’m thrilled to announce that ThinkTank has been renamed to ThinkUp. It’s our Firebird-to-Firefox moment. Rebranding is difficult, but the most heartening part of this process was that the ThinkUp idea came to us via the app. @markwallace responded to Anil’s call for...

20 Lug/10

The “Only If We’re Offline Friends” Rule

The “Only If We’re Offline Friends” Rule

I’m active on a LOT of social/sharing webapps: Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare, Tumblr, and to a lesser degree, FriendFeed, Delicious and Buzz. While most of my posts are public and open to everyone, on Foursquare and Facebook*, I only accept friend requests from people who I know and hang out with offline. Still, I feel bad refusing friend requests from people who listen to TWiG or read Lifehacker or this blog simply because I don’t know them. What I really want, on every social...

16 Lug/10

(Updated) How to Transfer Google Voice to Your Google Apps Account

(Updated) How to Transfer Google Voice to Your Google Apps Account

Update: Google Voice product manager Craig Walker confirms that the Apps transfer is NOT supported right now, and that it was only done for a small group of testers. Sorry, all. The good news? He says there will be a way to transfer your Voice account to Google Apps once the new GApps features that are being tested right now launch. In the meantime, I’m removing the link to the request form from this post. Update: After I published this post, Google added very strong language...