February 2007

More Yahoo! Pipes Thoughts

February 11, 2007

I really don’t want this blog to turn into a Yahoo! Pipes site, but I have been blogging so much about Google’s products — why not give Yahoo! some buzz while I am at it. Probably, this will be my last post on them until I get time to explore the product another weekend (provided […]

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Corporate Blogging Research

February 11, 2007

Recently, I came across CorpBlawg, a blog maintained by Cornelius Puschmann, which seeks to explore the linguistic aspects of corporate blogging. On reading his blog, I realized that this is the first time I thought about blogging “genres” — a word which is typically associated with movies. So far, I have thought more in terms […]

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Leadership Qualities

February 10, 2007

The name says it all: A leader’s role is to “lead”, that is, point the followers to clear goals and show them the direction to get to those goals. The “hygiene factor” in any leadership is to avoid any qualities that would confuse followers, make them misunderstand the goals and work towards something different. First […]

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First Impression of Yahoo! Pipes

February 9, 2007

Yahoo! Pipes is up again after its downtime and I just created my first Yahoo! pipe. Here is what I did: Created a Fetch module that connected to the feed for this blog. Connected that to a Filter module which removes any item that contains the word “Blog” in the title. I created a User Text […]

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Search Engine Land Feeds

February 8, 2007

The biggest problem with reading news using a blog reader is that you see the same news over and over again from different sources. One can skip over them, but it gets tiring after a while. A site like Techmeme serves dozens of news articles a day. And if you subscribe to many news feeds, […]

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Your Biggest Critic

February 8, 2007

Read the following sentence and note the first person you think about: Whenever this person reads some useful advice, he or she always thinks it applies to someone else. OK, so who was it? Actually this is a trick question. Many people reading this question don’t think of themselves. Most of us are quite comfortable with […]

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Your Public Blog is really Public

February 8, 2007

I came across the blog of an acquaintance today. My emotions when I read it went like this, “You have got to be kidding me. Are you really putting this on public view?” I don’t want to link to the blog, but here is some information. The guy has put his real name on the […]

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Worry about Free Web Applications

February 7, 2007

This blog is hosted on Blogger. It is a great platform and I love many of its features. It is also free, as in “totally free”. No monthly fees. No advertisements. Nothing. That scares me. Sooner or later, someone at Google is going to point out the tremendous expense that Blogger is incurring with its infrastructure […]

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Half‐Baked Software Features

February 6, 2007

Here are a couple of examples of features which seem to have started as good ideas, but were never thought out through or probably tested in real user scenarios: In Yahoo! Mail, when you hit the Send button after composing an email, you will be shown a form to add the email address into your […]

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Exciting Technology Video

February 6, 2007

This is perhaps one of the best videos on technology I have ever watched. See Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us for yourself and tell me if you are not excited about the way Web 2.0 technology is changing the world. Some of the ideas, sites and technologies I saw in this video: […]

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