Yearly Archives: 2007

Fluid, Prism, Mozpad and site-specific browsers

Matt Gertner of AllPeers wrote a post the other day titled, “Wither Mozpad?” In it he poses a question about the enduring viability of Mozpad, an initiative begat in May to bring together independent Mozilla Platform Application Developers, to fill the vacuum left by Mozilla’s Firefox-centric developer programs. Now, many months after its founding, the […]

Making the most of hashtags

A couple of days ago a new site called Hashtags.org was launched by Cody Marx Bailey and Aaron Farnham, two ambitious college students folks from Bryan & College Station, Texas. I wanted to take a moment to comment on its arrival and also suggest a slight modification to the purpose and use of hashtags, now […]

Public nuisance #1: Importing your contacts

I’ve talked about this before (as one of the secondary motivators behind OAuth) but I felt it deserved a special call out. Recently, Simon Willison presented on OpenID and called the practice that Dopplr (and many many others) uses to import your contacts from Gmail absolute horrifying. I would concur, but point out that Dopplr […]