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I love my cat.

Big Move at the Office

Our team moved over to Williams Street today. I have to say, it is a very different, and much cooler environment than the two cube farms I lived in before this. I am so happy.

Web Filters

From Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools, Consensus Web Filters. In addition to an excellent write up on the emergence of this category of Web site, it includes a pretty comprehensive list of sites that fit into this category. One great filter, which I have sort of become addicted to, but which is not mentioned in his piece, is TailRank. TailRank has gone from being a site I was not familiar with to one of my ten most visited sites in less than a month.

For me, the purpose of these sites is not the "surf by proxy" filtering that most people seem to use them for. I like the daily scour for information that I currently pursue. These sites give me ancillary links and perspective from the community that surfing alone could never get me. Considering how smart this community seems to be in most cases, it would be foolish of me not to ingest the community's perspectives and additional datapoints that folks provide.

Trying on a new social bookmark

Ma.gnolia extends social bookmarking to groups and contacts, with basic social network functionality. I like it. Some of the design choices, like the way they chose to display groups in group listing pages, annoyed me a little. Having said that, I'm all over this, imported my delicious bookmarks, and am going to rip it up over there for a few days and see how it fits. Oh yeah, and ajax stuff and blah blah blah.