Friday, June 27, 2008

June 27 - Weekend Reading

Not much this week - let me know if you're reading anything interesting...

Enjoy the weather and the soccer

Thursday, June 26, 2008

content agregation

I spent a moment tonight clicking through some web services I've come across lately, and haven't had a chance to play with too much. They all relate to organizing information, and do it in slightly different ways:

Twine - I suppose it's supposed to be a super charged del.icio.us with some social layer. Apparently there is also some predictive element to it, but that wasn't readily apparent to me. Frankly, I found it confusing - but it shows some promise, and could be useful for planning a trip with a group of people because you can all contribute bookmarks to one "twine." We'll see if I go back [I have invites if you're interested]

Evernote - fresh into version 3, I think they've got a neat idea. You send in your data (whether web clippings, text emails, or photos) and they catalog it and extract information for easy searching (including text in pictures). I've tried using it with my camera phone, but the camera isn't good enough - it would be ideal for taking pictures of business cards or wine labels... [I have invites if you're interested]

SecondBrain - similar to friendfeed, they try and aggregate all the content you push onto the web, and then let you search / track / group it. While possibly useful to keep track of everything, not sure of the appeal of having yet another feed of crap to try and manage.

Interestingly, the first two work a lot better with plug-ins. I'm not at my normal computer, and suddenly have realized how customized a browser becomes, and how I am loath to use things that aren't right in front of me - someone should work on that.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Weekend Reading June 20

This weekend's reading preview:

I think that's it for this weekend, hopefully a margarita wont interfere with these plans as happened last weekend. Let me know what you're reading...

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Weekend Reading

Most weekends Paul Kedrosky posts a peak at his weekend reading. I've often picked up a good article or two as a result. Additionally, as I've mentioned, I've been using instapaper quite a bit and putting off some reading till the weekend myself. As such, I think I'm going to try and follow the same idea, and post what I'm reading over the weekends. While tonight it is a postmortem, I'll try and put something up Friday or Saturday going forward. Hopefully you'll find an article or two yourself, and maybe join in the conversation.

- Time to Put Investment Banking Back in Its Box (Bloomberg)
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Can Google Trends Predict The Election? (TechCrunch)
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The Next Bubble: Priming the markets for tomorrow’s big crash (Harpers) - this prompt the creation of Environmental Bubble
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The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits (Wharton Press) - first half