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Don’t Let Social Media Get You Robbed (or Stalked)

If you are one of the millions of people using social media to report where you are, you may have been tuned in to all the buzz lately about the site Please Rob Me. The concept is very simple, when you use applications like Gowalla, Foursquare, Brighkite, Loopt or anything…

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Tags: Brightkite, Facebook, Foursquare, geolocation, privacy, rant, social media, Twitter

Too Soon to Advocate HTML5?

At the site Rebuilding the Web there is plenty of content questioning the current process and chaos around HTML5 and related specs. A piece that drew my attention echoes the dust-ups I have had over HTML5 (and XHTML2) and whether it’s a good idea to push it so hard when…

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Tags: html, rant, standards

Article: Lots of Twitter Followers Guarantees… Nothing

This article was originally posted on evolt.org, an online resource for web developers, maintained by web developers. I have granted evolt.org the right to use this article on their web site, and they are the only entity with the right to reproduce it. Anil Dash posted a story called Life…

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Tags: rant, social media, Twitter

Derek Powazek on SEO as Snake Oil

There are many on the web who will recognize the name Derek Powazek. He is the name behind old-school sites such as Fray.com and Kvetch.com (which has apparently been taken over by spam bots) and wrote a book about communities (Design for Community, which mentions me by name, which is…

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Tags: rant, search, SEM, SEO

Facebook Doesn’t Make You Smarter, Rigorous Research Does.

This article was originally posted on evolt.org, an online resource for web developers, maintained by web developers. I have granted evolt.org the right to use this article on their web site, and they are the only entity with the right to reproduce it. Yesterday Mashable.com posted an article titled “Psychologist:…

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Tags: Facebook, rant, social media, Twitter

To Hell with Bad Editors

This article was originally posted on evolt.org, an online resource for web developers, maintained by web developers. I have granted evolt.org the right to use this article on their web site, and they are the only entity with the right to reproduce it. By now everyone has had the opportunity…

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Tags: html, rant, standards

You Call That Web Site Testing?

I received this spam (scroll to bottom) the other day from a company claiming to audit web sites. Unfortunately, I have no idea what they could actually audit since accessibility, usability, and compliance are not even remotely demonstrated on their own site. So I offer up this email to you…

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Tags: accessibility, rant, standards

Apple Cinema Display – why bother?

Can somebody please explain to me as a web developer the benefits of buying the Apple Cinema Display? I’ve seen a few articles here and there where they tout it as the monitor that web developers will go ga-ga over, like this more balanced one at WebReview.com. But so far,…

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Tags: rant

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