Today I experienced an enormous flashing light above my head so will write about it now. Communication 2.0 is chaotic and lame. I write to blogs (this one, comments on others), micro-blogs (twitter), social networks (facebook), mailing lists (e.g., php docs), forums and other places yet it’s all scattered and lost as opposed to being together and remembered. Why so Weak?! A new TODO: Change this. How? One route: Locate APIs of utilized resources, mash them together, then do stuff with it like display. Also, research this and related topics like privacy.
Integration that already happens for me today (automagically):
- Tweets are shown in this blogs sidebar (via a blog plugin)
- Blog posts are shown in facebook (as notes)
- Tweets (some) are displayed in facbook (when appending #fb to tweets, using the selective twitter facebook application)
- iPod touch apps display facebook/twitter info
Obviously this situation can be improved a ton, both by simple means (currently existing applications) or customized (like designing how to gather and use all of this raw information) with the latter being on the ever-growing TODO.
Whatever the case, the current situation is weak and will change. Google wave should help.