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Media post article: baby steps

I’ve contributed to the Metrics Insider column on Mediapost. Have a read, and post a comment 🙂

Pricks

If you don’t have a valid e-mail, Facebook forces you to verify it, before it removes those annoying CAPTCHA boxes.It’s a pretty standard thing for websites to do this.

Now, it’s telling me, I have to verify my mobile phone number – even though I have been regularly using the service for eight months.

bastards

This is not about verifying my identity – it’s about forcing me to give up my personal information. Bastards.

Grand thinking requires space, flexibility and time.

Grand thinking requires space, flexibility and time.” Our fast-paced life has forgotten that reflection is a very important concept for not just quality in our work, self-improvement, and ultimately innovation – but also for our health.

More people need realise that a person has to slow down, if they want to go further. Having said that though, if “thinking” is so easy – why don’t we have more great ideas? The quiet engine of the mind works just as hard – people just don’t recognise the effort being expended because you’re not sweating.

A video that explains syndication (for the 80-90% who don’t know)


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There are two types of Internet users: those that use RSS and those that don’t. This video is for the people who could save time using RSS, but don’t know where to start.

A bit of inspiration

and the text, if you don’t want to see the video:

Here’s to the crazy ones.

The misfits.

The rebels.

The troublemakers.

The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently.

They’re not fond of rules.

And they have no respect for the status quo.

You can quote them, disagree with them,

glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.

Because they change things.

They push the human race forward.

And while some may see them as the crazy ones,

we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world, are the ones who do.

?¢‚Ǩ‚ÄùApple Computer (via workhappy.net)

Too many chiefs, not enough Indians

Nik, the CEO of Omnidrive, says something that been on my mind as well – everyone saying they “support” OpenID but they only want to be providors, not consumers. I think he makes a fair call saying that if you are going to brand yourself with OpenID, that you meet his five requirements. They are a little too idealistic, but I certainly agree that your application becomes a full consumer of OpenID is a bare minimum.

Facebook is #1 for young adults

A recent study shows Facebook is the number one site for young adults. It claims 69% of US females in the 17-25 age group say Facebook is their favorite site, with 56% of College-aged guys.