Battle Of The Cross-Post Flame Wars: Google+ vs. Facebook

I know some people hate people who cross post to different social networks, and I’ve seen threats to un-follow people who do, but whatever, that’s how I roll.  Today, I posted the same thing to Facebook and Google+:

I’m no constitutional scholar or supreme court justice. But Article 1 Section 8 of the constitution says that congress has the power to provide for the general welfare of its citizens. To me, the individual health insurance mandate seems to fall under that clause.

Facebook post:

http://www.facebook.com/henry.koren/posts/10100413231352884

Google plus post:

https://plus.google.com/114211481371943139895/posts/9qGDWepRZsf

This forked into two separate but heated discussions… Continue reading Battle Of The Cross-Post Flame Wars: Google+ vs. Facebook

Why Twitter is Not Good At Updating Facebook – Facebook Discriminates Against Apps

Lets examine a typical Twitter post as imported by FB’s Twitter app:

It Just Looks Awful

The update riddled with twitter lingo like RT (retweet), @mentions, and #hashtags.   Twitter lingo confuses Facebook-only users, and the twitter components that should be turned into links, aren’t.  This is a violation of the Twitter Display Guidelines but you probably won’t see Twitter revoking Facebook’s API key because it’s such an enormous source of referring traffic. Continue reading Why Twitter is Not Good At Updating Facebook – Facebook Discriminates Against Apps

A Desirable Use Case: Postless Blogs For Retainable Microblogging

The problem is that Twitter doesn’t retain more than 2500 of your last tweets. This that old information un-indexable by search engines, un-searchable by Twitter’s own search engine, and essentially irretrievable unless somebody retained a link or has archived the tweet. In the case where you might want to say something that is more persistent, a new method is necessary.

The second problem is that Blogs such as WordPress have post pages that usually contain some sort of information about the site being referenced. Posting a Blog that is simply a link to another site is pretty bland without some sort of summary or excerpt from the hyperlink being pointed to. I really don’t want to make my reader load that extra page, or force them to read some lame summary when I’m just trying to share a link I already summarized in the title. Continue reading A Desirable Use Case: Postless Blogs For Retainable Microblogging

My Favorite WordPress Plugins


WordPress has to be one of the worlds best open source projects.  It’s incredibly powerful and it makes the delivery of content onto the web as easy as possible.

Extending WordPress with Plugins makes it dramatically more powerful.  Here are some of my favorites… Continue reading My Favorite WordPress Plugins