Half a dozen blog posts please 1

Half a dozen blog posts please
Third round of guest posts from The Next Web… Video killed the radio star, Facebook killing the Foursquare star? Facebook’s long heralded move into location has often had me thinking about how new features launched by established services can have a profound effect on other players in the market place. Sometimes it necessitates a change ...

I thought I’d found the holy grail – iPhone takeout ordering (UK)… it was not to be 7

I thought I'd found the holy grail - iPhone takeout ordering (UK)... it was not to be
In a previous post I mentioned that I thought a takeout ordering app would be a great idea. Online takeaway aggregator Eatitnow.co.uk seemed to have heeded the call with their iPhone app. This evening, feeling both lazy and hungry, I thought it was time for a test drive. Have I found the holy grail? iPhone ...

Glad to see Facebook is actively encouraging election participation 1

Glad to see Facebook is actively encouraging election participation
As someone who (1) strongly believes that people have a civil obligation to vote and (2) recognises that voter apathy is rife, I am encouraged that Facebook actively encouraged voter registration and voting. I don’t think it is totally altruistic. I have no doubt that Facebook will use and apply the data collected by clicking ...

Facebook permeating every aspect of our lives by trying to establish its own, dubious, moral code 1

Facebook permeating every aspect of our lives by trying to establish its own, dubious, moral code
Not content with taking over the social web, a recent post on MyLifeIsAverage suggests that Facebook might also be working on embedding an unexpected moral code into the site’s features. Tell your worldFacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogleEmailPrintMorePinterestRedditTumblr

iPhone usability appearing on the web

iPhone usability appearing on the web
Designers will often talk about using “common design patterns”. Basically, it’s a jargonny way of saying that we try to use familiar pieces of user interface so that new users don’t feel there is a massive learning curve when getting their heads around a new service. This evening I was using a website, Twilert, and ...

The Next Web guest posts, round 2

The Next Web guest posts, round 2
Second round of guest posts from The Next Web… Hey Facebook! Bigger photos are great but here’s how to really improve your photo app The recent acquisition of Divvyshot by Facebook got me thinking about the humble photo app. Given the chance, how would I improve Facebook photos? … – o – 5 surefire signs your ...

Please update your bookmarks, I’ve gone wordpress-dot-org 1

As part of my ongoing plans to experiment with how things work, I’ve sprung for a hosting package and moved my blog to be hosted directly within my domain so this blog is now on davereinhardt.com. All posts have (eventually) been migrated and over the next few weeks I’m sure I’ll work out how gadgets and ...

@gowalla longing for a return to Arsenal's glory days at Highbury

@gowalla longing for a return to Arsenal's glory days at Highbury
I guess its reasonable, Arsenal still haven’t won any silverware since moving to The Emirates. PS you need to be logged into Twitter for it to reveal location in Tweets Tell your worldFacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogleEmailPrintMorePinterestRedditTumblr

Just because you call it web 2.0 doesn't mean that it is

Just because you call it web 2.0 doesn't mean that it is
C’mon Disneyland Paris, “real time news” – 3 days? Really? That’s a pretty epic demonstration of trying to hang out with the web’s cool kids but just not getting it. Getting the technology is only 10% understanding social media. Just like the old days, it requires engaging, relevant and up-to-date content. The site also advertises ...

iPhone apps I'd spend a few bob on 5

When I went for the iPhone, one of the key reasons was a sense that the app ecosystem would mean I used the phone more than any other model, even if it meant accepting some of the (widely documented) shortcomings. This remains the case but there are still a few apps which I’d love to ...
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