A daily collection of linky goodness.
Open Social Graph @ Plaxo
A demo a how crawling the XFN-driven social graph would work. Awesome!!!
Tags: portable social networks, crawler, plaxo, social graph
DokuWiki is a simple to use Wiki aimed at a small companies documentation needs. It works on plain texts files and thus needs no database. It has a simple but powerful Syntax which makes sure the datafiles remain readable outside the Wiki.
Tags: wiki, open source
Four Starters » GMail Meets the Desktop [Update]
A good overview of the benefits of Mailplane and similar SSBs.
Tags: gmail, webkit, ssb, site-specific browser, email
nanoc: a Ruby CMS that generates static HTML
nanoc is a CMS written in Ruby. It operates on local files, and therefore does not run on the server. nanoc “compiles” the local source (eRuby, Markdown, Textile, Haml, etc) files into static files (HTML, XML, etc); the static output can then be uploaded to any web server.
The Facebook economy – Aug. 23, 2007
The No. 2 social network is fast evolving into a new kind of software platform – and the race is on to figure out how to turn users’ every move into dollars for enterprising developers.
Facebook Analytics and Advertising | Adonomics
Adonomics™ is an open analytics platform for Facebook.
iUnlock released: the first free, open source iPhone SIM unlock software – Engadget
Well, looks like the iPhone has been unlocked. And the results are open source.
Gizmoz. The world of animated avatars, widgets and user generated video clips
Gizmoz is a free online service that enable you to create your own super cool animated avatar from a facial photo and then use it on social networks, voip calls, mobile, blogs, e-mails and web profiles.
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life – OAuth: Standardizing Authentication and Authorization for Web APIs
“OpenID gives you a way to answer the question “Is leahculver @ Pownce also leahculver @ Twitter?” but it doesn’t tell you how Pownce can then use this information to perform actions on Leah’s behalf on Twitter. Duh. I had implicitly assumed that whatever authentication ticket returned from the OpenID validation request could be used as an authorization ticket when calling the OpenID provider’s API, but there’s nothing that actually says this has to be the case in any of the specs.
“Not only was none of this thinking new to Leah, she informed me that she had been working with folks from Yahoo!, Google, Six Apart, Twitter, and other companies on a technology specification called OAuth. The purpose of which was to solve the problem I had just highlighted.”