dinsdag 3 augustus 2004

Damn! I am just browsing a bit through Radio's discussion group, and freshly appointed product manager Steve Kirks is there. I mean, he IS there. And that's good. Showing your face to your users, letting them talk to you and talking back to them is very important, and he is surely making a good impression. I hope he keeps it up.

Now, because I want to help making Radio better, here's my reply to this topic.

In the previous incarnation of this blog, I started a story titled "Why Radio UserLand isn't good enough". I would like to submit that bit of ideas to the topic, and I will think of more in the (near and distant) future.

This posting is a community experiment that tests how a meme, represented by this blog posting, spreads across blogspace, physical space and time. It will help to show how ideas travel across blogs in space and time and how blogs are connected. It may also help to show which blogs are most influential in the propagation of memes. The dataset from this experiment will be public, and can be located via Google (or Technorati) by doing a search for the GUID for this meme (below).

The original posting for this experiment is located at: Minding the Planet (Permalink: http://novaspivack.typepad.com/nova_spivacks_weblog/2004/08/a_sonar_ping_of.html) – results and commentary will appear there in the future.

Please join the test by adding your blog (see instructions, below) and inviting your friends to participate — the more the better. The data from this test will be public and open; others may use it to visualize and study the connectedness of blogspace and the propagation of memes across blogs.

The GUID for this experiment is: as098398298250swg9e98929872525389t9987898tq98wteqtgaq62010920352598gawst (this GUID enables anyone to easily search Google (or Technorati) for all blogs that participate in this experiment). Anyone is free to analyze the data of this experiment. Please publicize your analysis of the data, and/or any comments by adding comments onto the original post (see URL above). (Note: it would be interesting to see a geographic map or a temporal animation, as well as a social network map of the propagation of this meme.)


To add your blog to this experiment, copy this entire posting to your blog, and then answer the questions below, substituting your own information, below, where appropriate. Other than answering the questions below, please do not alter the information, layout or format of this post in order to preserve the integrity of the data in this experiment (this will make it easier for searchers and automated bots to find and analyze the results later).

REQUIRED FIELDS (Note: Replace the answers below with your own answers)

* (1) I found this experiment at URL: http://www.zylstra.org/blog/archives/001379.html
* (2) I found it via “Newsreader Software” or “Browsing the Web” or “Searching the Web” or “An E-Mail Message": Newsreader Software
* (3) I posted this experiment at URL: http://blog.breuls.org/
* (4) I posted this on date (day, month, year): 03/08/04
* (5) I posted this at time (24 hour time): 20:55
* (6) My posting location is (city, state, country): Mijnsheerenland, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

OPTIONAL SURVEY FIELDS (Replace the answers below with your own answers):

* (7) My blog is hosted by: hosting provider Priorweb.be (Belgium)
* (8) My age is: 23
* (9) My gender is: Male
* (10) My occupation is: web developer
* (11) I use the following RSS/Atom reader software: Radio UserLand
* (12) I use the following software to post to my blog: Radio UserLand
* (13) I have been blogging since (day, month, year): 19/10/02
* (14) My web browser is: FireFox
* (15) My operating system is: Windows XP

Seems like I chose a good day to start all over. UserLand has appointed a new product manager for Radio,which means that Radio actually is going to be supported again. I was indeed beginning to think the product was dying, albeit still a good piece of software.

Thumbs up for Userland!

On the old blog, I started the idea of organising a Dutch edition of BloggerCon. I am still planning to do that, only my personal situation has changed a bit. My mother died, I am looking for a job and a new home, and all that has made my near future very vague. So, keep checking my blog if you are still interested. I will add updates whenever I can.

Et voila, it worked!

Today I have started a new weblog, which is kind of a sequel to this one. I like to have control over where my weblog resides, and with my own domain, I have that control now.

Like the other blog, this one will be an English one. I am a Dutch guy, and am very fond of blogging in Dutch, but, as eplained elsewhere, I read a lot of blogs in the English language and sometimes like to respond to them. So, next to my main blog, I am restarting this one, using it to post things about development, weblogs, media and maybe some Dutch things, in English.

It's good to be back!