Om Malik writes about SwitchABit, BetaWorks, Twittergram, John Borthwick and myself.
I have a meeting to go to, I’ll write a blog post about SwitchABit when I get back.
Short version: Excited!
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I’ve heard Rev Wright compared to Al Sharpton, after his clowning answers to questions at the National Press Club early today. I wondered, then I realized that while he can be a very sincere even profound philosopher, he may end up being more like the brother of President Jimmy Carter, who was a constant source of embarassment to the candidate and the President, but in the end was more of a punchline, endorser and a good ole boy (and a brand of beer) than a factor.
Update: Cross-posted at H.
I was going to ask Gabe Rivera if he watched Twitter accounts to influence TechMeme. What got me on this train of thought was a piece on TechCrunch about the perennial problem of meme-watching on Twitter. Why invent something new, I wondered, when all you have to do is link the new link medium to the tried-and-true meme-watcher?
That led me to this question — how would Gabe know which Twitter account is associated with a given blog? He could scrape, and maybe sometimes the blog would link to a Twitter account in its margins (mine does, for example), but that seems like too much work, and it’s too unreliable.
Then I thought why not use the same mechanism we use for feed discovery? Indeed. Why not?
<link rel="twitstream" href="http://twitter.scripting.com/daveRss.xml" />
What do you think?
Update: I added the link element above to the source of Scripting News, on an experimental basis.