Hey, check this out. You can put a little browser on your blog. A Bitty Browser.
Here’s a Bitty Browser with my Bloglines OPML file loaded inside of it.
Unfortunately WordPress.com is blocking the HTML that would let me put this thing on my blog here. Matt Mullenweg is trying to make sure that WordPress.com blogs don’t turn into MySpaces. Heheh!
Hey, check into “dPolls.” These are little poll tiles you can add to your blog so your readers can vote on things like, say, are you hot or not? All AJAXy and have rounded corners. Translation: they are cool looking. If you’re into that kind of thing.
I already have the new Qumana offline blog editor (they came out with a new beta over the weekend and it looks very nice) but, since I’m leaving this afternoon to go to Colorado, I was wondering which blog editors you all are using? I’m on Windows, but go ahead and tell us about Mac ones too since my son is using a Mac with WordPress. Which ones should I try?
Robert Ollenbuttel wrote me and said he’s using the ESBN Firefox Extension to try to make it harder for people to wholesale copy his blog posts. I’ll have to try that out and see how it works but he says if you use it you’ll always be able to tell who originally wrote the content you’re looking at (if it was generated using the ESBN extension).
So, I hung out with the Office Live team last week and got the skinny. Office Live isn’t what you think it is. It wasn’t what I thought it was (I was thinking it’d be an internet version of the Office Suite like PowerPoint, Excel, Word). It’s not. Get that out of your mind. And damn the marketers who are extending the Office brand. We love brand extension here, but that’s another debate for another day.
So, what is Office Live? It’s aimed at very small businesses. Think of my prototypical small-town plumber. Maybe has three employees. But needs a Web site that he or she can edit. Some email addresses. And a few other services to help run their business (place to keep documents online which will be backed up automatically).
That’s pretty much what it is. The LiveSide blog has more.
Come join us tomorrow evening in Keystone, Colorado. Everyone is invited. Even those of you on the A-list. Or Z-list. Or any list in between!