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nytimesriver.com is updating again. Anything you can do to help build word of mouth would be much appreciated! ;->

A Morning Coffee Notes podcast where I discuss where twittergram.com is at.

Scoble & Son are first in line at the Apple store in Palo Alto. Oh the humanity.

Scoble: "Drop by and make fun of me."

Nik Cubrilovic on iPhone as a platform.

My profile page on Pownce.

Wait in line without waiting in line Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Join Thomas Hawk and the Scobles as they wait in line outside the Apple store in Palo Alto.

As I explain in today's podcast... Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Two features I want to add to twittergram.com, asap.

1. A telephone interface. Remember the use-case with a driver in a car, wanting to send a brief message of love to his or her pal, alone at home? Odeo, the company that Twitter grew out of, has this software. BlogTalkRadio, Jott, and others, have it too. A simple feature that allows such a service to send an XML-RPC message to the TwitterGram web service is all that's required to make the connection.

2. A Flash module that records an MP3, as a standalone app, or to be embedded in the twittergram home page. This removes a step in the "authoring" process, having to find and launch an MP3 recording app, and then save the result to disk, then find that file in the web page. All that can be reduced to a single step with a Flash module.

I have several other items on my to-do list, that I won't need help to accomplish, but these two sub-projects are outside my reach.

twittergram.com can now handle wav files Permanent link to this item in the archive.

As an experiment, I uploaded a mini-podcast I did with my parents in 2004. It's a wav file.

There is a new optional parameter on the web service. Scroll down to the section in red to see the change (eventually the color will be removed).

The web interface has also been changed to support wavs. You don't need to know anything other than you can choose a wav from the file dialog and if it meets the size criteria, it should work.

This feature was added to help it work with another service that can only generate wav files. In other words, it's a market-driven feature. ;->


Last update: Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 9:10 PM Pacific.

Dave Winer, 52, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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Things to revisit:

1.Microsoft patent acid test.
2.What is a weblog?
3.Advertising R.I.P.
4.How to embrace & extend.
5.Bubble Burst 2.0.
6.This I Believe.
7.Most RSS readers are wrong.
8.Who is Phil Jones?
9.Send them away.
10.Negotiate with users.
11.Preserving ideas.
12.Empire of the Air.
13.NPR speech.
14.Russo & Hale.
15.Trouble at the Chronicle.
15.RSS 2.0.
16.Checkbox News.
17.Spreadsheet calls over the Internet.
18.Twitter as coral reef.
19.Mobs of the blogosphere.
20.Advice for Campaigns.
21.Social Cameras.
22.The Next Big Thing.
23.It's time to open up networking, again.
24.Am I competing?

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