On one hand the "real time web" is great, but on the otherhand it is overwhelming. I find myself checking in and out of the stream. In some ways, I miss Facebook's old weirdly algorithmic way of summarizing what everyone was up to on my homepage. There is a bit of that sandwiched to the right of the Facebook homepage, and Tweetdeck try to guess at popular tweets, but I find these interface lacking.
TweetMeme and The Hype Machine are interesting takes on what is popular on the overall stream.
What is ironic is that Facebook redesigned to mimic Twitter, but there are popular Twitter sites that are mimicing how Facebook used to work. Something in between the two is likely to be the eventual answer...
- Peter Yared
- Peter Yared is the CTO/CIO of CBS Interactive, a top ten Internet destination, and was previously the founder and CEO of four enterprise infrastructure companies that were acquired by Sun, VMware, Webtrends and TigerLogic. Peter's software has powered brands from Fidelity to Home Depot to Lady Gaga. At Sun, Peter was the CTO of the Application Server Division and the CTO of the Liberty federated identity consortium. Peter is the inventor of several patents on core Internet infrastructure including federated single sign on and dynamic data requests. Peter began programming games and utilities at age 10, and started his career developing systems for government agencies. Peter regularly writes about technology trends for CNET and has also written for the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, VentureBeat and AdWeek.
Many thanks to Bob Pulgino, Dave Prue, Steve Zocchi and Jean-Louis Gassée for mentoring me over the years.