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Links for Friday, January 12, 2007

  • Mighty Minion Musing: My Foray Into The Blogosphere – “I’ve also been thinking about starting a social networking site that approaches this concept in a different way and also targets a slightly different audience. I won’t go into the details, obviously, but will start a discussion about what works and what doesn’t work on social networking sites. Stay tuned for my forthcoming posts…
  • Alaska, Horizon Ditch Ticket Counters – “The new setup abandons the traditional check-in model where passengers who wish to print a boarding pass or check bags must wait in the same line. Rather, people will stroll up to separate check-in kiosks and bag-check stations organized in clusters.
  • Guy Kawasaki: Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn – “By the way, if using LinkedIn in these ways becomes a common practice, we’re apt to see more truthful resumes. There’s nothing more amusing than to find out that the candidate who claims to have caused some huge success was a total bozo who was just along for the ride.
  • Chris Pederick: Web Developer 1.1 – “I am pleased to announce that version 1.1 of the Web Developer extension has been released.
  • FoodTube – “London Restaurants Special Offers.” A very cool mashup of London tube stops and restaurants with special offers.
  • The Name Inspector – “The Name Inspector takes a close look at names and tells you what makes them click (or clunk) from a linguistic point of view. He does not offer marketing treatises on branding strategy or analyses of corporate nomenclature systems. He is concerned with the linguistic essence of names: how they feel and sound when spoken, what they look like when written, and the meanings and moods they evoke in their contexts.