21 Nov

TweetChat.com interview

AlohaArleenI was lucky enough to virtually sit down with AlohaArleen last night to talk about my new “thingy” TweetChat.

I did my best to describe what it is all about and there are a couple of fun side-topics in the discussion as well.

Check it out at AlohaArleen.com.

November 21, 2008 in: Commentary, Technology - No Comments

20 Nov

TweetChat.com

On Thursday, November 20th, TweetChat was released into the wild.

What is TweetChat you say? Well…

TweetChat helps put your blinders on to the Twitter-sphere while you monitor and chat about one topic.

Each tweet you make automatically gets a hashtag added for the room you are in – no need to worry about hashtag typos… (“Rooms” are really more like conversation filters based around hashtags).

The room auto-updates with new posts using the hashtag you are following – no need to reload…

Format to link directly to a room:

http://tweetchat.com/room/twitter

http://tweetchat.com/room/iPhone

It is designed to follow trending topics (#motrinmoms anyone?) or hashtags used at conferences and gatherings (like the virtual winetasting #TTL)

November 20, 2008 in: Commentary, Technology - No Comments

10 Nov

Dear Circuit City, I win.

As many of my close friends know, I have been boycotting Circuit City for the past year.

Well, it seems my boycott has showed Circuit Citys who the boss is because they are filing for bankruptcy.

Just imagine what you could have been, Circuit City, if you had not denied me the ability to return a few DVDs, still in the shrink-wrap, for store credit. STORE CREDIT!

Dear Best Buy,

Congratulations!

November 10, 2008 in: Commentary, Technology - 8 Comments

7 Nov

Obama to pay college students $40/hr to volunteer

Taken from http://change.gov/americaserves/:
“all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free.”

Well, students won’t really be paid $40/hr, technically it is a refund of their own money back to them…

What constitutes a “college student”? How will the exact amount to be refunded be tracked?

November 7, 2008 in: Commentary - No Comments