This is a great concept. I’d probably waste hours playing this game.
I’ve spent a good 2 hours today trying to catch up on my RSS feeds, for a very brief moment, my reader was at zero new posts 🙂 A certain genre of article has been catching my attention lately and making me think of my own situation. The topic at hand is one’s social graph. I hate that term, for me it’s more of a social Cluster (since often times, it feels like a cluster bomb went off and all my social data is scattered throughout).
I’m going to join the ranks of people that are asking and hoping for a better way to aggregate all this data. I would like to have a client that gives me only the updates I want to see from all of my networks. And a central web app that allows me to organize all of that information in a way that makes sense to ME.
Yes, there are plenty of those apps popping up all over the place, but they’re all lacking something. What is that something you might ask? Well, if I knew that, I’d probably write the app myself. Picture the following:
I would like to go to one place and get all of my updates. Find out what my friends are up to, if there’s anything going on in the community, read the latest news that I care about and catch up on my RSS feeds. While doing all of that, I’d like to be able to update my status on all the social networks that I subscribe to. On top of it all, I like to blog, but I often find that to write the kind of articles that I want to write ends up being tedious. Not because writing is hard, but because a lot of the ideas I get are a result of having read anywhere between 3 and 10 different blog posts and making odd connections in my head. I’d love it if this aggregation application of mine would allow me to “drag and drop” the articles that I find interesting at the time I read them into some sort of bin. I can use them later to compose my article and reference them properly.
I guess I’m just going on here without being too coherent. I’ll attempt more pointed posts later. Now I’m off to get my daughter from Gymnastics
I’ve started twittering… yay me! One the one hand, I feel like I should have done it a long time ago, on the other, I’m still figuring it out, and finally… while talking about twitter I realized that over 1/2 of the people I know have never heard of it. Really? how can that be? I’ve chosen not to use it for the past 6 months or so because, I admit it, I didn’t get it. But at least I heard of it.
You can follow me here: http://twitter.com/confusement
The Canadian cities are up! So, tell your friends and go vote for your city and let’s get our numbers up so we can start setting some dates! I’m excited to see SW coming to Canada and can’t wait to attend all the events.
So far we have (in no particular order): Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Waterloo, and Vancouver. If your city isn’t on the list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure it gets listed.
To vote for your city go here: Startup Weekend City Vote.
Our ticketing system for Mobile Weekend Waterloo 1 is up and running 🙂 MW post can be found here.
Our good friend Marc will be running a Weekend in our nation’s capital (Ottawa). Set for the weekend of April 4-6, 2008. So… if you’re in his neighborhood and are passionate about building innovative web applications, this might be of interest to you. I’m hoping to attend if my schedule permits.