Everyone must have seen this iPhone app by now, but I love it so much I had to remind you – eBoy FixPix
These are my del.icio.us links for November 16th
- 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die…in Spotify –
This guy has found 785 of the 1001 albums we’re all meant to hear before we die (according to a recent book), as Spotify links. Awesome.
- thiscyborglife – Gizmodo –
This week, Gizmodo is exploring the enhanced human future in a segment we call This Cyborg Life. It’s about what happens when we treat our body less as a sacred object and more as what it is: Nature’s ultimate machine.
- Joomla Developer’s Toolbox – Smashing Magazine –
My new hobby, and once again Smashing Mag has the ultimate article on how it all works.
- Ultimate Round-Up Of 60 Excellent Gimp Tutorials | Tutorials | instantShift –
I’m hoping to get a laptop soon, that’ll only run Open Source software. This list will come in handy.
- Color Scheme Designer 3 –
Mmmm – colour schemes! Useful for an upcoming project.
These are my del.icio.us links for October 5th
- Things you didn’t know VLC media player can do – ElaKiri Community –
My favourite media player has some secret special moves, and here’s a list of them.
- How to Write a Facebook Application in 5 Minutes – Facebook Apps Tutorial for Non-Developers –
Oooh – interesting! Might have a go at this.
- ignore the code –
Some excellent learnings here into how users read & write comments. Lots of other usability findings. Numberlicious.
- Touch | Interaction with RFID and NFC –
An amazing resource for those interested in this space.
- Let Me Google That For You –
Neat little tool that creates videos of the search queries your lazy friends really should have done first before asking you.
These are my del.icio.us links for September 22nd
- Members: WordPress Plugin –
Handy for one of my other projects where part of a site is ‘Members Only’.
- Speed Reading Software and tools: Eyercize –
I’ve always wanted to be able to read faster. This looks really handy.
- The Three Rules of QR Codes –
Good examples / bad examples that demonstrate best practice in QR campaigns.
- The Ogilvy PR Blogger Outreach Code of Ethics (Take 2) –
A great set of rules for blogger engagement. Co-created with blogger feedback.
- h+ Magazine –
Covering technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing–and will change–human beings in fundamental ways.
Recently I’ve been using Facebook a lot more than usual, in order to:
- Reconnect with old friends
- Arrange ‘real world’ meetups
- Plug gaps in my network that I should have filled ages ago
- Build a page for Digital Cortex (right here!)
- Organise my contacts into groups
- Do a bit of peer-analysis (spying)
- Try some FB apps and tools for work
Now that I’ve got all of my contacts sorted, I thought I’d try one of those friend wheels, just out of interest. I chose the one with most users, which is called Nexus, and I’ve gotta tell you – it is seriously good!
Nexus creates a interactive image of your friends’ interrelations, their shared interests, and their profile information. It is really powerful, takes about four minutes, and it’s results are guaranteed if not to please, then at least to look cool.
Here’s my Nexus analysis, with some text roughly labelling my groups:
If, like me, you use Facebook as a life-management tool, you may find it interesting to see your whole network presented in this way.
I was surprised at how this complex display of some 460 connections made me really nostalgic (soppy, I know) and has driven me to reconnect with people I haven’t thought about in ages. Seeing everyone like this revealed that this is basically who I am: a series of connections. So you could say, this friend wheel has reaffirmed me as a human! Who thought Facebook could be so deep?!
Where do you fit in to the wheel? Let me know if you recognise yourself amongst the connections. I’d love to know!
Inspired by all this, I’m adding a new icon to Subscription Options, my WordPress Plugin, in the next release.
It will allow bloggers to create subscribers to a Facebook page.
Try it by clicking this icon, and subscribing to Digital Cortex.