...and drink no wine, and are therefore no good at parties
Less than four and half hours now, as I write this.
Until Sunday evening, you will all have to get your Bush-bashing, Disney-loving, joke-cracking, City Softball Championship Losing (yeah I forgot to mention that) goodness from elsewhere. All, y'know, ten of you or whatever.
In the meantime, here are some sites you should know about, and use. If you don't, you're missing out on the whole "Web2.0" thing that is become a cliche' already. Btw... blogs are part of "Web2.0," so those with them, thank you for embracing the future.
See you folks Sunday!
(oh, of course, there may be some minor moblogging between now and then...)
Shit on the web to explore and love:
- Flickr - There are copycats out there, but Flickr is the largest, most incredible photo sharing community on the web. If you take photos, if you like photos, etc, you owe it to yourself to get a Flickr account and poke around. Even if Yahoo (the fucking shmucks) did buy them recently.
- Bloglines - Ahhh, blogs. We all love them. You're reading one right now. If, like me, you keep up with over two dozen (or, for some people, many, many more), then an RSS Reader (or "Feed Aggregator") is a major time-saver. And Bloglines is unique in the world of RSS Readers in that it is online and available from any computer, at any time. Any website with an RSS feed (here's mine) can be "subscribed with Bloglines." They even have a neat Java bookmarklet (another staple of Web2.0) to easily ferret out RSS feeds and subscribe them.
- del.icio.us - del.icio.us is a "social bookmarking" site... you see something you like, you use a Java bookmarklet to save it to del.icio.us and tag and describe it, someone else sees it because you have it, they like it, tag and bookmark it, etc, etc, etc... very neat. You can search for specific tags by using a "del.icio.us/tag/*" format... for instance, here is the URL for searching del.icio.us for links tagged "katrina": del.icio.us/tag/katrina.
- Technorati - Like Google for blogs... Technorati indexes the "Live Web." See what blogs are talking about right now, search for who links to your blog (or your favorite blog), and find other blogs talking about the same stuff you are! You can find any blog at any time on Technorati, if you know what to look for...
Those are the four biggies, imho... there's also Google Mail (and Talk and Maps and Earth and Google Fucking Everything), Fark (to an extent, though it's been around so long it's hard to say), plus all of the great things that use the APIs of the above services (like the Flickr Related-Tag Browser, and the Flickr Magazine Cover Maker)... plus plenty of other places out there.
Go searching. Discover Web2.0... and most importantly... be excellent to one another...
Until later, then...