What’s In YourSpace?

June 9, 2008

I’m sitting here just wondering “What might make a social network site better or how to improve one?” and a few things have struck me. I’m doing this on the fly so, bare with me.

*Intergrade Twitter: Now, when I say “Twitter”, I don’t mean just Twitter. That includes FriendFeed, Jakiu, Pownce, and whatever other like sites there are. Since these are getting more and more popular, it would make sense to add them internally than adding a widget.
*No Apps!: I hate all apps. Facebook started that shit and it’s nothing but spam enhancers. Now MySpace started making apps (a complete ripoff from Facebook) and… well, it’s just stupid.
*Don’t Go Pro: I’m sure some people would pay for a pro account that will add extra features but, why not just push them out out of love of your community?
*Spam Control: Easier said than done in most cases. There has to be more than doing CATCHPA’s or making the CATCHPA more stronger. Tho, CATCHPAs that are in the login page are also good.
*No Privacy: Why do you bother to join a social community if you’re going to make yourself private? If you have something to hide, you might want to not be on the internet at all. That’s more of an “iPetPeeve” of mines.

I’m sure there’s more I’m forgetting but thi sis the list for now.


Twitter Vs. Pownce

May 6, 2008

Everyone is on the new iCrack that is called Twitter. I assume people use Pownce. So, what is the difference in the two?

Twitter is described as a “micro-blog”, status update, and a social network. Think of as a MySpace/Facebook minus all the crap.
Pownce is almost the same except you get options to upload files, post an image, and share an event on their calendar. Both sites are free except (I saw that coming), Pownce has a pro account feature. As far as I can tell, Pownce’s pro account only lets you customize your page with CSS. Are they serious?

My judgement: Twitter wins this one. Fuck a “pro” account to just use CSS.


WP Minor Changes

April 15, 2008

I have to say, even tho WordPress.com is giving people free blog accounts (and who don’t like free shit?), I have to protest a couple of “demands”, if you want to call them that.

1. Google AdSense – Yes, this is a free service but I do question why can’t we add some Google ads. Everyone does want to make a little something, right?
2. External Codes – Ok, you can post videos and images but what can’t we embed other external scripts like Twitter, Pownce, and FriendFeed? It’s like WP is saying “Hmm… these are features people use alot but FUCK THE PEOPLE!”. In a nice way, of course.

That’s all I have to say about that.