Saturday, February 16, 2008
Online dressing room
I think this is one of good example of web application. Well done!
Microsoft will deliver the next big thing?
And more interestingly someone might solve the mystery already.
Ok, let us wait and see what Microsoft will release and if it it related to Photosynth.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Information is useless while knowledge is useful [Part 2]
Basically we need an extended "storage" of our brain -- just like you have external hard-drive for your computer.
The functionality of knowledge serialization is not only for storage, it is a solid foundation for machine(computer?) to have the same knowledge-base for any further process.
We write notes, use online bookmark, search information... All these are early stage of ways of serialization, although this serialization is more about information, not about about knowledge.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
The future of the internet
For those who does not know him, Markus is the founder of Plentyoffish.com, one of the largest free dating site in the world.
I agree with what he wrote and think it is actually an issue of what I called "Brain Integration".
If my brain can communicate with your brain directly without go through writing/reading/talking/listening, things will move as fast as we think!
In order to achieve that, one of steps will be able to backup our brain -- just like backup your data.
More technically speaking, serialization of the content of brain.
Friday, January 25, 2008
The Bombay Company
"The Bombay Company is discontinuing operations and all stores are closed as of January 21, 2008. We would like to thank you, our loyal customers, for your business over the past years."
I liked this company. Too bad it is gone :-(
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Information is useless while knowledge is useful [Part 1]
With so much information in web right now, just like other people, I feel the information is so much that it almost becomes useless. It is more and more difficult for me to find the information I want.
So it is more and more urgent to come up a solution to process KNOWLEDGE.
People did so many research in artificial intelligence(AI) field for so long. Yet I did not see a good solution so far, for AI in general and in knowledge management particular.
This shows again that how little we know about our own brains :-)
I am not an expert on this and am not doing research for living. But I am interested in this enough to do some research and do my own thinking during spare time. I will try to write down what I know(or I think what I know) here. Hope to come out at least 2 good things:
1) your comments;
2) organizing my own thinking.
Enough meta-information. Here is the point one.
Point #1 It is not possible to develop a software as an AI solution without human intervention.
The reason is very simple, if it is possible, it should have been done already. So I think it is a wrong approach to develop any 100% automated software system as AI solution.
Well, if you think my "prove" is too naive, let us try another way. Software is nothing but a set of logic, or in a more concise way, Any software can be formed into a formula(OK, OK, a complicated one). You give inputs, and you will get the predicted outputs. But logic becomes static as soon as you finish the development. And this static, predicted logic will never being intelligence.
Intelligence is more about a dynamic process instead of a static state.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Links from 20061126
A good article about Friendster and MySpace and some links about social web
A article about Friendster from nytimes.com
About another site: myyearbook.com
Friday, November 24, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Hack Attack: Set up and host a blog on your home computer
Common Errors in English
Yahoo Memo: The 'Peanut Butter Manifesto'
Friday, November 17, 2006
TechCrunch New York Meeting!
I talked with a lot of interesting people and it was pretty good.
And a lot of interesting companies showing up and I had chance to talk with people from the following list:
Compete.com HitTail PartyStrands BuddyLube Me.dium RightMedia Eurekster Genius BlogTalkRadio Helium Gotuit CivilNetizen Citizenbay Multiply Cozmo Media Freewebs Snap
For more informatin or complete list, please see Michael Arrington's techcrunch
Thanks Michael for the party and looking forward to joining the next one!
Monday, November 13, 2006
Warren Buffett says, "I would say success is really doing what you love and doing it well...It′s simple as that."
CNBC one-hour special on Monday, November 20th at 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM ET.
You do not want to miss that!
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Managing Collective Intelligence - Toward a New Corporate Governance
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Buzz -- What is hot right now
What the top seach keywords
-- from compete.com
Wiki Demonstrates How Yellow Pages Are Obsolete -- Gets Sued For Its Efforts
Amateur reviews changing approach of small businesses online ratings
The Power and Importance of User Reviews
http://www.smallbusinesssem.com/(really really good!!!)
Optimizing websites for local search engine traffic
Right keyword research
And here is a list of good examples of local newspaper and sites
TenHunt is a live online scavenger hunt. You are given 10 questions and 10 corresponding websites to find each answer.
It is interesting to see how this goes from here.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
EBay: The OS for E-Commerce?
Gartner's 2006 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle Highlights Key Technology Themes
Web 2.0 Traffic list
Saturday, August 19, 2006
The Mac as a Java Development and Execution Platform
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Here are the main companies offering versions of "guaranteed clicks" or "simplified search" (SEM or SEM+ SEO) to the local market through partner-aggregators:
- Local Launch
- Reach Local
- Marchex/Traffic Leader
- Leads.com (now owned by WebSitePros)
- ClickForward (now owned by YellowBook)
- Inceptor (now owned by SuperPages)
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Sunday, July 30, 2006
New York-based startup Inform, which last year launched it's own consumer news aggregation site, is rebooting as a search utility for mainstream news sites (yes, HuffingtonPost, welcome to the club). Inform is offering to replace the sub-par search on most news sites, and add in results not just from their own articles and archives, but from the Web as well (including blogs, video, and audio).
Overview: The End of Paper TV Guides
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Some real money
"David Miles Jr. and Kato Leonard, two 20-year-olds in Louisville, say they collect $100,000 a month from their year-old site, Freeweblayouts.net..."
"Daimler and his wife now work full time on SeatGuru, which gets 700,000 visitors a month. About half of the site's revenue comes through AdSense -- $10,000 to $20,000 a month -- and the rest comes from ad deals that Daimler makes with companies directly."
Friday, July 28, 2006
Top 50 SEO Resources
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Ten Websites I Can't Live Without
- Bloglines: I spend a lot of time reading my feeds from Bloglines; feel free to check them all out (who knows, you might find YOUR blog or website on there!)
- Panddora: I've gotten my mom and my husband now addicted to Pandora. I just created another great station on there that plays Johnny Cash and like-minded artists (Tennesse Ernie Ford is on right now!).
- Dooce: Very few websites can make me laugh so hard or cry so hard that I start choking and crying and making weird hooting noises that scare my cat. Dooce does this for me every day.
- Digital Tracker Keyword Suggestion Tool: As a writer I've found Digital Tracker to be absolutely invaluable.
- GoFugYourself: Every day a new horrible fashion mistake.
- Flickr: Flickr has replaced doodling while talking on the phone for me. I just type in a search phrase and watch slideshows.
- Popurls: A mashup of something like 10 memetracker sites. A must have.
- Topix: Topix is hands down the best news site on the Web. I check this quite often throughout the day.
- Lifehacker: Gina and the gang do such a great job over at Lifehacker; I've been privileged enough to guest-edit and do some occasional features for them (that's not the reason I love it so much, but it does help!).
- Craigslist: I'm looking for a dog run and dog house right now here.
- Yahoo Groups: I've got quite a few groups that I'm involved in here, a 22Q deletion support group, a jewelry making group, a crockpot recipes (low fat!) group...
Google's growing list of domains
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Review, review and review
Computer, Electronics, Gaming
Google gets into Binary Search
A little-known capability in Google's search engine has helped security vendor Websense uncover thousands of malicious Web sites, as well as several legitimate sites that have been hacked, the company said today.
Friday, July 21, 2006
For sure, down the road in few years, there are some winners will emerge to surface. But for the rest of them, they will just disappear.
It does not hurt to ride the tide. But just following the crowd will not lead to win.
Just my two cents. We will see :-)
And just found this Dead2.0.
To start a social networking site?
Shop + Wiki
Bezos Expeditions invests in 37signals
Today we have a very special announcement to make: Bezos Expeditions, a personal investment company of Jeff Bezos, has made a minority private equity investment in 37signals.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Google’s Secret billion dollar revenue stream
TechCrunch becomes the new F---edCompany-type site.
Top online properties and categories
comScore Media Metrix today released its monthly analysis of consumer activity at top online properties and categories.
Monday, July 17, 2006
Sunday, July 16, 2006
"Skype Protocol Has Been Cracked"
Friendster's Patent Possibilities
Friendster.com may be losing some of its "friends" to upstart MySpace.com. But the old-school social-networking site just got something that MySpace lacks: a patent on—you guessed it—social networking.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
24 hours live - 5.4GB served
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Wired Finally Gets Its Website Back
After years without its own Website, Wired magazine (or, rather, its parent company, Conde Nast) is buying back Wired News for $25 million. Back during the bubble years, Wired had sold the news site to Lycos for $83 million. So it's as if Lycos was borrowing the site for the past seven years and is now returning it like a used car and taking whatever cash it can get for it. (Albeit, it's a nice used car—the folks over at Wired News cover their beat well given their up-till-now limited resources).
Although the site continued to host the magazine's content throughout the years, it wasn't controlled by Wired—which in turn was contractually barred from doing anything else online. The deal will overturn this bizarre and (to Wired editor Chris Anderson) frustrating situation. But you can bet that the real impetus behind the deal is that online advertising is finally becoming a viable source of revenues for major media companies like our competitors over at Conde Nast (as well as us over here at Time Inc.), and the one of the few ad sources that is actually growing.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
3000 Singles, Speed Dating
Over 3,000 singles have pre registered to attendthis massive speed dating event in a town of only 150,000 people
Markus Frind started Plentyoffish.com in 2003 as a free dating site, and as a way to teach himself ASP programming. The site gets over 200,000 logins every day and received 3.2 million unique visitors in June 2006. It is the #3 dating website in Canada and #6 in USA for May 2006 (see www.OnlinePersonalsWatch.com).
And here is ranking for dating sites.