Category Archives: Technology

Clarifying my comments on Twitter’s annotations

Two weeks ago, Mathew Ingram from GigaOM pinged me via my Google Profile to ask what my thoughts — as an open web advocate — are on Twitter’s new annotations feature. He ended up posted portions of my response yesterday in a post titled “Twitter Annotations Are Coming — What Do They Mean For Twitter […]

What I like about Facebook’s “openness”

Let’s get something straight: in my last post, I didn’t say that Facebook was evil. Careful readers would understand that I said that funneling all user authentication (and thus the storage of all identities) through a single provider would be evil. I don’t care who that provider might be — but centralizing so much control […]

Understanding the Open Graph Protocol

I attended Facebook’s F8 conference yesterday (missed the keynote IRL, but you can catch it online) and came away pondering the Open Graph Protocol. In they keynote Zuck said (as Luke Shepard calls him): Today the web exists mostly as a series of unstructured links between pages. This has been a powerful model, but it’s […]