Category Archives: The Web Arts

New microsyntax for Twitter: three pointers and the slasher

Image based on Kevin Van Aelst’s original. Update: These basic “tags” have been christened “slashtags” by Chris Blow. They are also now supported in Atebit’s popular Twitter client Tweetie 2 on the iPhone. Since it’s apparently all the rage to design your own features for Twitter now, I figured I’d build on my success with […]

Losing my religion

Last January, writing on the problem of open source design, I said: I’ve probably said it before, and will say it again, and I’m also sure that I’m not the first, or the last to make this point, but I have yet to see an example of an open source design process that has worked. […]

Inaugural Jelly! Talk this Friday: OpenID vs Facebook Connect

This Friday, I’ll be joined by Dave Morin (my good friend from Facebook) at the first ever Jelly! Talk at Joe and Brian’s loft in San Francisco. If you’re not familiar with Jelly, you should be. I call it the “gateway drug to coworking” — but it really has its own culture and identity independent […]