It's amazing how office work takes its toll on me. Maybe it's the overall feeling of running in place, or the "challenges" being more along the lines of tiresome repetitions than actual solvable issues, but heck, I'm tired.
Anyway, regarding recent topics:
- Yes, I know that Yahoo is currently synonymous with Flickr, thank you. My last post placed heavy emphasis on Flickr itself, but it also bears reminding that Christian Lindholm joined Yahoo after several years at Nokia - I would have done so, if there wasn't so much else crammed into the same post.
- Moving on to Google Maps, Cristian Streng was kind enough to leave a comment pointing out that Mobile GMaps (which I finally created a Wiki node for) has been updated to support the new mapping data. Now all I need is for the latest GPS-enabled versions to work on new Blackberry devices (oh, and a Bluetooth GPS like the one I have my sights on).
- In the meantime I've found that Google's own MIDP application was also updated (server-side) and that despite not being able to do street-level searches in Lisbon, it can nevertheless perform point-to-point routing - it does everything in miles and has no GPS support, but it is a very nice thing to have on my Blackberry.
- A bunch of digerati (Ben and Mena Trott, David Sifry, etc., etc.) were interviewed by The Economist as part of their New Media Survey, which I'm reading on dead pigmented tree paste. There are also audio interviews for those of you who, well, would rather inhale them as new media (despite the obligatory Adam Curry mention, it is not a podcast).
Sadly, there is no mention on any of the pieces I've read so far of the fast post phenomenon and the way most commercial blogs seem to have become ad-driven click magnets catering to extreme AADD sufferers.