- New Facebook Social Features Secretly Add Apps to Your Profile – PCWorld
"If you visit certain sites while logged in to Facebook, an app for those sites will be quietly added to your Facebook profile. You don't have to have a Facebook window open, you don't need to signed in to these sites for the apps to appear, and there doesn't appear to be an option to opt-out anywhere in Facebook's byzantine privacy settings. [...] It's already been a rough week for Facebook and privacy. Recent issues have revealed a disorganized and buggy platform, and raised concerns about Facebook's ability to responsibly store and manage users' private information." (facebook privacy )
- Apple’s attack on Adobe Flash, it’s all about online video.
Very lengthy, but insightful, point-by-point rebuttal of Steve Jobs's piece on why (supposedly) Flash is blocked from the iPhone and iPad: "The FUD Apple has been able to generate about flash is amazing. As a developer myself that uses Flash in front end interfaces, this battle of words has made me sick to the stomach. Not because either side is wrong, but because Apple is printing lies and falsehood about flash." (apple flash adobe html5 iphone ipad )
- Pure CSS3 Spiderman Cartoon w/ jQuery and HTML5 – Look Ma, No Flash!
- Color Survey Results « xkcd
Results of the XKCD colour survey. Let's make it really clear now: data analysis is fun. "Thank you so much for all the help on the color survey. Over five million colors were named across 222,500 user sessions. If you never got around to taking it, it’s too late to contribute any data, but if you want you can see how it worked and take it for fun here." (colour data survey )
- Google Wave Finds Purpose as Live Blogging Platform
"Publishers can now easily embed waves on their sites and readers can see them without having to be logged in to Wave, which makes Wave a great live blogging platform." (google google_wave collaboration blogging )
- Facebook, The App Store, And The Sound Of Inevitability
"I read headline after headline around the blogosphere about how Facebook and Apple and their (at least relatively) closed ecosystems are going to destroy the fabric of the web as we know it. Me? I’m not worried in the slightest bit. Why? Because it occurs to me that what’s going on now is just a part of a cycle. A necessary cycle. Yes, the web (by which I mean the entire Internet), it seems to me, is cyclical." (facebook apple open_standards aol )