Larry Cannell

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Archives for February, 2011


Thinking About Reusable Social Services

by Larry Cannell  |  February 15, 2011  |  Comments Off

From an architectural perspective, instant messaging provided us a glimpse at some of the essential capabilities that later proved important for social networks. Unfortunately, the sheer momentum of artificially defined market segments can stay around for years and cause us to not see this as an evolution of social engagement and simply continue viewing these […]

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The Microsoft/Google Search Squabble Should Be About Privacy, Not Cheating

by Larry Cannell  |  February 2, 2011  |  Comments Off

Yesterday Google accused Microsoft of using the Bing Toolbar (an Internet Explorer add-on packaged with Windows Live Essentials) to collect information about what people are searching for and the pages they most commonly pick in the search results. This information is sent to Microsoft where it influences Bing search results. More details are available in […]

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Facebook Comments

by Larry Cannell  |  February 1, 2011  |  Comments Off

Distributed commenting systems for blogs and websites have been around for a few years but have not seen a huge uptake (relative to other popular services). With the potential of a distributed Facebook-based commenting system, there is speculation in the blogosphere over the future of distributed commenting pioneers such as DISQUS, livefyre, Echo, or IntenseDebate. […]

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