Photo of the Week: I found this unique view of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC this weekend.
Somewhat Frank Weekly Tidbits: 09.02.2007
Sexual Relationship Database
A project of World Health Organization Management (W.H.O.M) offers information regarding the sexual histories of individuals, across the world and throughout time. W.H.O.M. aims to help us all better understand the interconnectivity of people and the risk of sleeping with that neighbor down the street.
Google Phone An Attempt To Take On $100 PC?
The Google (applications) Suite is going to play a huge role in the usability of the GPhone, and the thought process behind it’s functionality is less about beating the iPhone and more about beating the $100 Laptop.
Clown Co. Gets Website and New Name: Hulu
NBC Universal and News Corporation’s joint video venture, hitherto dubbed “Clown Co.”, is now to be known as Hulu. Hulu is set to launch in the Fall around October and will focus on professional content and not take on YouTube directly as a viral video site.
Is Failure the Norm in Business?
Eric Olson examines failure in business.
Prioritizing your reading list and doing rapid niche research using AideRSS
Marshall Kirkpatrick explains how he uses AideRSS. AideRSS scores each post in a feed by the number of comments it received, number of times it's been tagged in del.icio.us, inbound links from a number of blog search engines, etc.
Dapper Facebook app maker
dapper.net the radical content masher widget maker that allows people to become developers…at least for a day, is in the process of creating a ‘Facebook App-Maker’.
Plaxo news: microformats based online identity consolidator
Plaxo, sometime in the next few hours will ship an online identity consolidator (that’s what they call it) based on micro formats. What does that do? Lets you keep track of your identity from a group of online social networks.
Personalization, User Data & Search
The latest Search Engine Strategies San Jose conference recently took place and Online Marketing Blog covered the personalization session.
The Promise & Reality Of Mixing The Social Graph With Search Engines
Danny Sullivan does a mind dump on mixing search engines with the social graph.
Fotolog Acquired by Hi Media, French Ad Network
New York-based Fotolog has been acquired by Hi Media, a Paris-based interactive media company for roughly $90 million — a combination of cash and stock, according to well-placed sources.
New Digg Home Page Live
Digg gets a design makeover.
Maya’s Mom Goes To BabyCenter
Johnson & Johnson-owned BabyCenter acquired Palo Alto-based niche social network, Maya’s Mom.
Content Aware Image Resizing
A software application that resizes images in such a way that the content of the image is preserved intelligently.