This is a collection of Francisco "Puree Tomatoes" Taccir's blog posts from Myspace and Friendster from 2005 – 2010.
Tomatoes was a writer, artist, and addict who was born on February 26. 1977. He died on October 10, 2010 from a heroin overdose. [more inside]
"It feels strange to be active and highly visible on the Web for 15 years but it was only when I joined Facebook that someone from elementary school or high school ever contacted me."
In which on Ev Williams's platform
, Mr Haughey compares his experiences of Facebook and Twitter
. [more inside]
Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism
. Examining the social rules and norms, as well as the pitfalls, of electronic "friending" (yes, it's a verb now - or is it a gerund?)
Rebirth of the Semantic Web.
On the heels of the Technorati taggregator
, the Oddiophile bookmarklet
, the tag search
(new today!) and much ensuing buzz
, Jeff Jarvis brings up people tagging. This concept drove Friendster
, both of which petered out. But with Technorati's elegant synthesis of photo, link, and post tagging, the web may once again tap into networked individualism
Fired from Friendster.com
• Scott Sassa, CEO of Friendster, has canned a programmer named TroutGirl
for blogging about her job in what appears to be a generally positive and non-specific manner. Some
are suggesting we cancel our accounts
an offspring of theyrule.net
after a one night stand with disinfopedia
? via k10k
is a new service from the Dean Campaign. Dean
. The tech savvy presidential campaign strikes again. What's next? DeanTorrent? Where do you think all this technology will go after the campaign is over?