launching in Beta sure is popular these days… and sometimes its a poor excuse for releasing dodgy quality work and letting the public do your QA.. not good. Then you have Flickr & Gmail in ‘beta’… what’s with that. Discussed herein.
Launched today, the prettiest news aggregator you’ll ever see – but its more than that. You can ‘see the vine’ with news stories you see elsewhere, vote on stories to increase their prominence, discuss articles or write your own. V promising.
ok, just to show that I’m not altogether anti-Telstra, here’s a good thing they’re doing: nowwearetalking is Telstra’s corporate blog and is designed to provide telecoms shareholders and other interested parties with information about the digital revolution (often times in response to something scathing that the press may have written recently). Still, all cynicism aside, its a good showing so far.
Wearing earbuds or headphones telegraphs the message, `Unless it’s urgent, please do not disturb,’ … Rings true to me (although, I’d never quite thought about it that way until I moved over to the designers pod… but that’s another post entirely!
FlickrNation have their eyes on some guy on eBay who is willing to be your Flickr Fan… if you’re the highest bidder. Offer includes favouriting your photos, commenting, writing testimonials,… all the good stuff to get your ego going in FlickrLand
a bit of an archival record. An article in the SMH from a while back about the amazing Reach Out Central (http://roc.reachout.com.au), an amazing site and learning tool that I worked on with much love last year.
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