So that was Yammer then. In the space of about four hours I'd joined, used and deleted my account - probably the fastest I've ever tired of a social media service.
Posts about Internet
Who would have thought that an angry, ranting post about GE Money, would result in so much feedback? And not all of a good kind...
Oh dear, no, not another bloomin’ blog post about Google Chrome? I mean! Come on! How many does the internet really need????
Today I tried Google Chrome. And it felt wrong.
By chance I noticed the an interesting case of BBC related database overload. And it's in the form of recipe databases. Boy, is there a lot...
Roughly 50% of all the spam for bods.me.uk consists of phising attempts for NatWest customers, repeated over and over and over again.
Martin Belam has recently been experimenting with Twitter, and has blogged about his month long experience of using it.
As I mentioned recently, the BBC's Doctor Who website recently redesigned and moved their XML feed, without putting a redirect or message in the old feed to point people to the new one.
Launched in 1999 as freebeeb.net, and later renamed beeb.net, BBC Worldwide's ISP slowly and quietly kept chugging along. By 2001 it had entered profitability with 140,000 users. And it's been around ever since. But this year will be its last - on the 30 June 2008, Beeb will close down and be no more.
One of the reasons I quite like Plus.net as an ISP is that they're pretty open and honest with you. For example, for those of us on a capped broadband package, they provide a simple online tool that tells you how much you've used in a month. Very simple but you'd be amazed at how many ISPs don't do this.
One of the wonders of having XML feeds is that you can keep up to date with what's going on quite nicely from one place instead of having to go through hundreds of different bookmarks, remembering what you've seen and what you've not. And it's something more and more sites are now realising that they should provide, and which will bring them traffic.