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Facebook expands @ mention tagging to comments

A while back, Facebook introduced Twitter-esque @ tagging, allowing users to mention specific people in posts and status messages. Now Facebook has expanded that same functionality to include comments. The update also provides users with a notification when someone tags them, the same way Facebook notifies you about -- well, about nearly everything. There's also a benefit for Facebook Page a...

WordPress.com can now tap Zemanta's magic photoifying, taggy and related linky juice

Despite being posted by someone with a thoroughly unbelievable name ('Joy Victory'? Really?), I can confirm that WordPress.com users now have access to Zemanta's rather sexy functionality. Zemanta, if you've not heard of it before, is best explained as a blogging buddy. It doesn't write your blogs for you, but it can help your posts along. As you write your posts (and update your title), Zeman...

Pick&Zip lets you download any Facebook album as a ZIP or PDF

Despite being the largest image sharing service in the world, Facebook still has a depressingly short list of crippled features when it comes to photo albums. You can add a description, tag friends... aaaand... that's about it. When news broke yesterday about Flickr and Facebook teaming up I actually squealed with delight -- this is it! -- and then I realised it was just Flickr importing your new...

Well, that took long enough -- Google Reader finally allows folder renaming

Don't get me wrong -- I enjoy using Google Reader. But the fact that I couldn't rename folders has been a pain in my butt for years. Sure, you could work around it by creating a new folder, moving all your feeds in, then deleting the old folder, but that's a pretty archaic (and downright silly) way to have to do things. Fortunately, a 20% project from Google has resulted in my prayers being an...

Gmail tweaks labels, kind of turns them into folders

Google is rolling out a handful of changes to the way it handles labels in Gmail. First, labels are moving into the top left-side navigation area, right by your shortcuts for inbox, sent, starred, and other items. You can also choose to hide some labels while showing others. Probably one of the biggest changes is that users will now be able to drag and drop messages into labels. In other words,...

A cloud of fluffy words from Wordle

Tag clouds are a great way to visualize content. Sites like Flickr, del.icio.us as well as a little blog called Download Squad use clouds. The larger the word, the more popular it is compared to the rest. Now what if you wanted a cloud of your very own? One way to go about this is to enlist the help of Wordle. Put in a bunch of words or enter your del.icio.us user name and based on the information...

8 steps to a more professional Blogspot blog

So you want to start your own blog. One of the first things you'll have to do is decide which blogging application you want to use. There are a ton of options, ranging from the incredibly simple (LiveJournal), to the infinitely customizable (WordPress). But one of the easiest blogging clients around is Google's Blogger. Blogger is not as easy to customize as WordPress, but Blogger's simplicity...

Twine expands semantic social network private beta

Radar Networks has expanded its private beta of Twine, a social networking, bookmarking, and discussion site built with semantic web technologies. If that sounds a bit confusing, let's break it down a bit. Twine lets users create "twines," or web pages around a particular item, whether it be a web page, a generic topic, an idea, or a person. You can create a twine for yourself, your blog, or a c...

Google Notebook adds support for labels

Google has added support for labels to Google Notebook. The move isn't surprising. You can use labels to organize Gmail, Google Documents, RSS feeds in Google Reader, and the list goes on. What is a bit surprising is that it's taken so long to roll out support for labels in Google Notebook. Labels are automatically imported from your Google Bookmarks settings, if you use Google Bookmarks. You ca...

Jiglu: Automatic tag creation for bloggers and web publishers

If you write a blog, post pictures to Flickr, or do pretty much anything else online these days, odds are you've typed a few tags to go along with your picture, video, or blog entry. Tags make it easy for people, search engines, and advertisers to find stuff online. But coming up with accurate and useful tags can be a lot of work. And there's a science to finding tags that will help increase your...

Highrise introduces tags tab, multi-tag filtering

Highrise, the popular web-based contact and correspondence app from 37signals, has a new dedicated Tags tab in the dashboard. This will help users filter and sift through their contacts and notes much more quickly, especially since the company built in the slick ability to select multiple tags with which to filter. Clicking one tag in the cloud begins the process, while clicking another will sw...

Litepost: Streamlined web 2.0 webmail quietly open for registration

Webmail is a hot industry these days, with Gmail, Yahoo! and nearly every provider in between vying for users by adding as many features as they can dream up. Fortunately, a small provider named Litepost is taking a different approach, offering a streamlined webmail interface with just a dash of web 2.0 to help bring your email into the 21st century web. We found Litepost back in June when they...

Google dabbles in time and search with new "Unavailable After" META tag

How often have you stumbled across a killer coupon or deal on the web, only to discover - sometimes too late - that the offer expired months or even years ago? If you're still counting, you might be happy to hear that a new meta tag from Google seems to be the first step in the right direction for combining and filtering time-sensitive information when searching. This new meta tag, according ...

How To: Use Gmail over IMAP and tag your mail, too

I've been a user of Gmail since late 2005 and have loved just about every minute of it. The revolutionary webmail interface, the vast popularity among power users and plethora of scripts, add-ons and doodads - but the one thing that always bothered me was the loss of integration with the rest of my computing. Sure, there are some great tricks and bookmarklets we found for our Top 10 Gmail tips and...

What if Web 2.0 concepts applied to everything in life?

Boing Boing posted a link to an amusing little video called Supermarket 2.0. The acting's nothing too special, and I can't help but wonder how this supermarket stays open with just 3 customers. But the concept is pure geek comedy gold. The store is completely web 2.0 compliant. glumbert.com - Supermarket 2.0 There are tags on all the products (H20, transparent, etc for water), RSS feeds for th...