I love Google+. I have been trying it out for the past week. Lots of fun, easy to use. There is a ton of great potential here.
But is it a Facebook killer? Or even a Twitter killer?
The content I have seen people share on Google+ is in many ways similar to what I see on Facebook. Lots of fun videos, pictures, some status updates. The discussion and article sharing that does go on tends to be about Google+ itself. That makes sense: people are still figuring out how Google+ works. My guess is this will changes as people use it more.
Here’s a quick Twitter productivity tip in Firefox 4!
Firefox 4 allows you to pin web app tabs so they are always available right when you login. Once you are logged into a web app, just click and drag on the tab to the left side of your tabs. Now, instead of a big long tabs, you’ll have a nice snug tab with just the favicon appearing, rather than the page title.
This works well with Twitter, email web apps, whatever.
This past week I attended, and was an organizer for, the annual conference for the National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW). The first session I attended was an extensive pre-conference workshop, a “Social Media Boot Camp,” led by Adriel Hampton.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend An Event Apart for my first time. It was as mind-blowing an experience as possible. The opportunity to learn in person from many of the people who taught me web design through their books and their blog posts and their articles, well, it was an exceptional experience.
A Chasing After Wind is not just a short story collection; another story surrounds the telling of these stories. These contemporary stories walk the border between science fiction and fantasy, where moments of humor emerge from tragedies. Is this struggle in vain, a chasing after wind? Or does everyone deserve a second chance?
I am a web designer and developer with a passion for web standards, accessibility, usability, and information architecture. My toolbox includes hand-coding XHTML and CSS, Drupal, ColdFusion, and all things Adobe.
When my head is not in the web, I enjoy walks with my wife and dog through our lovely neighborhood (walks with our cat proved counterproductive), time with friends, traveling, reading, movies, fantasy and science fiction, Blu-Ray, a nice meal now and then, and all things iPhone.
If I were a flavor of ice cream, trust me, it would not be IE6.