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Internauts

Monday October 29th 2007, 10:46 am

I’ve discovered that in Spanish, a word for internet users is “internautas”. As in “internauts”, like astronauts.
I’m totally going to call myself an internaut from now on.

Subjects: spanish, web.internet





In Rainbows

Wednesday October 10th 2007, 10:03 pm

The new Radiohead album is their best work since OK Computer. Go buy it. Pay whatever you want.

Subjects: web, music





Not the first one to think of Open networks

Thursday September 27th 2007, 3:56 pm

Apparently I’m not the first person to think of this sort of thing. As I said, the real hurdle would be getting popular sites like MySpace and Facebook do adopt any sort of “openid” standard.

Subjects: ideas, internet, social networking, web 2.0





Social networking XML platform

Thursday September 27th 2007, 3:44 pm

Here’s an idea that just occurred to me.
The problem with social networks is not their bad software. It’s that you’re bound to their bad software. An additional problem is that you have to sign up and have separate accounts for all your social networking sites, so if you use MySpace, Facebook, LiveJournal, Friendster, etc., you […]





Facebook

Wednesday September 26th 2007, 6:24 pm

Signed up for Facebook too, just to see what that was all about.
I’m really finding myself unimpressed with all the social networking sites. Every once and a while I flirt with the idea of going over to Ning and making my own, perhaps a literary/arts sight that wasn’t as focused on making you type in […]





Pine to Gmail

Wednesday August 15th 2007, 2:10 pm

for the last 7 or 8 years or so, I’ve been checking my email (ericr@ericrosenfield.com and its variations) by ssh’ing directly into my mail server and using Pine. For a text-online email program, Pine had a lot of great features, including spell checking, folders, and nicknames for addresses in your addresses book, and I liked […]





Pine for the early years

Friday May 04th 2007, 12:53 pm

The two sites I miss most from the early days of the World Wide Web are Suck.com (which has been promising to come back for years now) and Feed (which was once at feedmag.com and is now gone for good). Suck had a format that I still think is perfect for the web: one article, […]





 
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