Month: March 2009

Skype for iPhone

Holy freaking crap, Skype for iPhone appears ready to launch. Why does this matter?  Well, if you are one of those “I don’t even have a home phone anymore” types, this means you could use your iPhone on your home Wi-Fi network for cheap (or free). It turns the whole “minute plan” equation on its […]

Social Networking Primer – Social Bookmarking

On February 4th, I commited to writing some of my experiences on Social Bookmarking. At a lecture at the last AffiliateSummit in Las Vegas, I recall the speaker suggesting that people pick one social bookmarking site and stick to it.  I decided to survey the landscape, and do just this. I have to admit, though, […]

Smartest Twitter Spam Ever

We’ve all had “spam followers” on Twitter.  Presumably this is done to promote websites and products.  Most of it is idiotic, and the accounts get closed pretty quickly.  I just discovered one, however, that impressed me greatly.  Some smarter spammer out there came up with this. At the risk of educating spammers, I have reviewed […]

I Hate Hulu.com

I live in Canada. If I try to load a video from Hulu.com, the following message appears: We’re sorry, currently our video library can only be streamed within the United States.  For more information on Hulu’s international availability, click here. If you’re inside the United States and believe you’ve received this message in error, please […]

Taste The Rainbow of API Timeouts!

We have traditional media stunts, so why not “social” media stunts? We saw an example of this today from Skittles – the chewy candy – where they essentially replaced their www.skittles.com website with a Twitter search for “skittles”. Great idea.  Now that it’s been done, I’m not expecting to see much more of it. Not […]