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Contrary to what I read and heard on Twitter and multiple podcasts over the last week, I believe that Zuckerberg did not: self implode have a panic attack, or evade questions. at last week’s D8 Conference. I think he acquitted himself well. Yes it was hot in there and he sweated a lot. Yes, he’s

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I Now Have 200 Twitter Followers

Since I marked my first 100 Twitter followers with this post back on July 4, 2009, I thought I’d mark my second hundred followers with this post. It took 13 months to reach 100 Twitter followers and just over five months to pass the 200 mark on December 7, 2009. As was the case in

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Eric Schmidt is the CEO of Google. In the 2 minute video below he describes what he believes Web 3.0 applications will be.   In summary, he defines, Web 3.0 as: Applications that are pieced together. They are relatively small. The data is in the cloud. The application can run on any device, PC or

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Microsoft E3 2009 Press Conference Summary

The Microsoft Press Conference can be viewed here. See also: My 2008 Microsoft E3 coverage. Big Announcements: Halo Reach: Bungie teased this new Halo game, set for a fall 2010 release. Whoo hoo! If its a Bungie shooter, and it has the name Halo on it, I’m in! Is ‘Noble 1’, Will Master Chief?  

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The Twitter Apps, Tools and Widgets I Use

The Twitter apps, tools and widgets I use are constantly changing. Below are the tools I currently use (click on the images for larger views): Desktop Client – Twhirl I use Twhirl as my desktop twitter application. I looked at TweetDeck but it was overkill and it takes up too much screen real-estate. I tried

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How to Add the Twitter Widget into a Wordpress Site

Taking a queue, once again, from Dave over at ZNF, I added the new Twitter Widget to the Daleisphere (currently below my Disqus comment box) and my other WordPress sites. Previously I had used Twitter Widget Pro and Twitter for WordPress for this purpose with mixed results. The most important benefit of changing to this

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Facebook Connect Glitch with Disqus

[Update: As of April 18, 2009, the Facebook Connect glitch under Disqus discussed in this post appears to be remedied. As you can see, I have re-activated the Facebook Connect option on The Daleisphere. I also note that commenters using Facebook connect have the option (when leaving a comment) to allow that comment to be

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Why and How to Integrate Facebook Connect with Disqus

  The primary reason I switched from Intense Debate to Disqus, is Disqus’s integration with Facebook Connect. Below I describe why this is important. I then provide a step-by-step ‘how-to’ guide on how to integrate Facebook Connect with Disqus. [This Post was Updated on April 18, 2009 to reflect the changes made to the setup

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How to Integrate Disqus within Wordpress 2.7 Blogs

Earlier this month I described How to install Intense Debate in WordPress 2.7 blogs. In my ‘Why I switched from IntenseDebate to Disqus’ post [coming soon] I describe why I made the switch. The Disqus installation instructions are out of date (written for pre WP 2.7 blogs) and surprisingly difficult to follow. Happily, both Disqus

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Twitter Tips For Beginners

For those  of you wondering what this twittering business is all about, below are links to a few good articles on the topic that should get you started: Ten Things you Must Know before Using Twitter (a good primer) Twittering Tips for Beginners by David Pogue has written a good What I know about Twitter

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Scoble Convinced me to Join friendfeed

Since joining Twitter a few months back, I have wanted to understand how it overlapped/interacted with the web-content aggregator friendfeed. I looked at friendfeed at least two or three times and never quite ‘got it’ – until today. Robert Scoble was a guest on the recent episode 81 of net@night. This guy is quite the

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How To Install IntenseDebate in Wordpress 2.7

Since listening to this net@night podcast back in May 2008, where Amber and Leo interviewed Daniel Ha, the founder of the Disqus, I have been interested in implementing this kind of a community-oriented, commenting/discussion system on my blogs. Early on, I had compared the feature set of Disqus and its competitor, IntenseDebate (“ID”), and Disqus’s