@mpesce and @nickhodge and @twitter – better? Originally uploaded by bigmick (Haven’t blogged for a while, so busy, but here is a quick one..) I had a go at Twitter the other day, and it looked like I was having a go at some of my Twitter friends. Nick Hodge particularly. But I wasn’t. I was lamenting that Twitter doesn’t do everything I want it to do. To be honest I was flat out and didn’t want to put up with any Twitter crap. And when I saw a conversation going on in MY twitter stream, I put my foot down. Funny thing is, I have so many communication devices, that all do different things, and STILL I’m unhappy. Is there no pleasing me? Is there no pleasing you? The reality is that it’s a constantly changing, evolving and tidal situation. From one minute to the next I want and need different things. How can 1 app do that? How can 10? So Twitter comes out of that melee looking brave AND smart. Brave – “Nope, we’re not going to let you write more than 140 chars and we’re not going to give you tools to have 1 on 1 conversations. This is Twitter. Love it or hate it, but […]
Surprise! Just what I’ve always wanted! Originally uploaded by Sugar Pond They don’t come in a box, or bought off the shelves. So how do people find new web applications? A really important question for someone who’s just made one and wants a few more customers, or someone who’s thinking of making one. Notice that most of these hinge on you being awesome. 1. You see a friend using it. This could be directly over the shoulder, or they could casually digesting someones twitter feed and hear that they use it. This is how I discovered Desklickr yesterday as Lachlan Hardy twittered it, not as a promotion, but just that he used it. 2. You get an invite from Facebook, et al. Whether it’s a vampire app or something that is actually useful to the planet, when someone decides to spam/invite you to a new application it comes with (some) credibility. This credibility is like a borse in that the more Vampire’s I get from you, the lower your credibility, the more Quicksilver’s I get, up goes your credibility. 3. You get emailed an invite personally. As far as referrals go, this is the big one. “Hey Mick, you really should check this out, you’ll love it”. Is pretty much […]
I love Flickr Originally uploaded by jodi_tripp I got Flickr working on this blog too. I do love Flickr. I’ll try not to talk about it too much but I think they do a lot of stuff right. Like this for an offramp onto WordPress. Sweet, or as my friend Alisdair would say, Swedish!
Im not addicted to skitch Originally uploaded by bigmick I’m sure you’re like me, 100’s of cool apps come across your desktop every year and so many of them would actually benefit you to use them regularly, yet you don’t. Why is that? One of the big reasons people miss is that the app just didn’t suit your lifestyle. I don’t me your sexual orientation, how much you party, or whether you play Warcraft. I mean, does it actually slot into your life as it is today. For instance, Twitter, Pownce and those ‘where are you’ apps like Plazes are pretty interesting, but none of them fit into my life. I had to go somewhere specifically and update something just so that a few people would know something about me? Meh! It was a chore. Then Twitter got more buzz and I had a few more friends using it, so I tried Twitterific. All of a sudden, the app was a seamless part of my life. It had a place. The value was the same, but now the value could be realised for a very tiny cost. Then when I was using it more and finding more friends worth following it was even more valuable. The lifestyle fit actually created […]