April 14, 2009

What is the point of LinkedIn?

Posted in Behaviour at 21:23 by graham

Update 23 Aug 2011: Finally closed my LinkedIn account. To their credit the ‘Close Account’ feature is straightforward.

Update 4 Feb 2011: Steve Pavlina, in his article about leaving Facebook writes:

I nuked my Linkedin account at the same time I left Facebook. Linkedin is supposed to be a business networking service, and I had about 350 contacts there, but I always found that service utterly useless, so it was a no-brainer to dump it.

End update

I’m on LinkedIn, I’m connected to 48 people. I go there, I declare to the world that I know these people. And then what?

If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone. There’s:

If it takes a blog post, a book, and a community project, to find a point to your web application, I think there may not be one.

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April 7, 2009

Foxden – your life on one page

Posted in Software at 01:21 by graham

Update (Nov 2010): I have not worked on Foxden for over a year. I do not recommend you use it.

Foxden is a Firefox extension that allows you to tile all the web applications you use on one page. Imagine being able to see your email, your calendar, your bug tracker, feeds, twitter, whatever you use, on one page. Take a look at my setup:

Foxden screenshot

As you can see, I have (counter clockwise from top left) my email, calendar, feed reader, todo list and a local text file for taking notes.

It’s free, should work wherever Firefox 3 works, and it could be yours right now.

Download the Foxden Firefox extension