a few people have noted misgivings about the article by Janice Fraser that I linked to last week; notably Andre Torrez, maker of a great number of really cool things on the net. See also Kottke’s A whole new internet?. I still like Fraser’s piece, but it doesn’t capture the whole story – the story you already know if you’re a maker of things on the internet. But for a non-maker audience – reader, community participant, casual browser – I think the piece does have merit and is still worth a read.
Kottke has written more
on a continuing theme of his (and others as well) for the past little while: The Google Browser. Worth a read, definitely.
Tasty webapp goodness:
Andre Torrez and Jason Kottke have unveiled DropCash, a neat little web application that uses Six Apart’s TypeKey and PayPal’s API to implement a donation system suitable for small fundraisers and such. If you haven’t been paying attention, this sort of thing is the next-gen web.
Kottke has published a short post
on the relationship between links and infuence – Repeat after me: inbound links do not indicate either readership or influence. I think Technorati and the rest have to discriminate between contextual or editorial links and sidebar/linkbar links. Different animals altogether.