Develop without an Ego
Simply visit accounts.google.com
Under “account settings” go to “go to web history” at the bottom of page
Click PAUSE WEB HISTORY
Then click REMOVE all web history
Happy browsing everyone!
After reading a Mashable article charting the difference between Twitter and Facebook really summed up nicely the main difference between Twitter and Facebook, contending that Facebook is the only one of the two that is social by nature. Yet both are viral, and thereby social networks. Twitter just lacks the personal aspect, but makes up for it in the ability to spread information more effectively to a target audience.
I’ve often been angered by those who give personal updates on twitter, as I find it detracting from the primary reason I use twitter- as my personal news aggregator. Following up on an article I wrote last month about the death of the RSS reader, we can see that Twitter really has taken over your traditional RSS reader such as Apple Mail RSS Reader, Google RSS Reader or Feed Demon.
A week or so ago, a friend @juliamestas made me chuckle when at at one of her tweets, which went something like this: “Why do random businesses always follow me?” It makes perfect sense however. Though she has no interest in twitter users she doesn’t know, they have great stake in following her and listening to her tweets. Why? Because she produces original content almost daily about her latest food creations.
This perhaps explains why many many Twitter superstars, possessing thousands of followers, refuse to follow anybody unless they also have an offline relationship with the person.
So choose wisely, but don’t apologize to your mother for not following her. It may be social, but it’s not personal after all, like Facebook.
News of the new twitter layout arrived and people rejoiced in the welcome news that sharing video and images and music will become much easier. The new layout incorporates integration with several twitter clients such as Tweetpic, but this will has a big impact on the appearance of a user’s profile page.
This means that a profile designed to be viewed on a standard laptop 15.4″ (1440×900 resolution) that would have appeared as below:
now will appear as below, rendering your old twitter profile’s design useless:
What does this mean for a redesign? In order for a profile to be viewable on a standard 15.4″ laptop, make sure your graphics and text do not exceed 200px in width. On the right side of the content box, well, better leave out any crucial text because the variable is too big to predict who will see what.
Still yet, this is not a conservative adjustment, as this disregards Macbook owners, tablets owners, and all others who use screen size 14″ or smaller.
Here’s the redesign with the lefthand content just 200px wide:
Over the past few weeks I’ve embarked on a redesign for the website CRD Industrial Sales. While I was nearing completion of designing a functional e-commerce site for them, I began to consider that it might be beneficial to place the company’s products on Google’s shopping results. This meant building an RSS feed, which sounded uber technical.
After reading how RSS is becoming irrelevant in an article by Robert Scoble I thought: “Why is Google using irrelevant technology?” But it’s not irrelavant, it’s just not used on the front end. Scoble doesn’t contend that RSS is irrelevant per se, only that we don’t read RSS feeds in our RSS readers such as Google Reader or Apple Mail. And he’s right; none of you will read this article because you subscribed to Wilson Vision’s blog- but you may take notice of it in Twitter or Facebook and take a look.