Walter Lounsbery's Blog – January 2009 Archive (2)

Ning Engineers Know Nothing of MetaWeblog API

I have to wonder at this point how deep their standards support is. I see a lot of information on OpenSocial and developing widgets for their social networking service, perhaps someone with direct knowledge and experience can comment here. I certainly hope that the Ning folks appreciate the difference between a standard API and a tool.

If you are wondering about the MetaWeblog API, you can check Wikipedia. Or contact Dave Winer, who is not closely associated with Windows Live Writer.… Continue

Added by Walter Lounsbery on January 13, 2009 at 8:08pm — No Comments

The Curious Case of Following and Friending Confusion

Confession: I am a Twitter addict. I write pithy notes about tech, the stock market, aviation, or whatever. Follow me at if you dare.

Previous to my Twitter addiction, I was a fairly regular blogger. While blogging can be an addiction, those addicts requiring quick satisfaction and a more intimate relationship with their “audience” jumped to Twitter and like services long ago. Some became video bloggers.

I’m not one of those early adopters. In… Continue

Added by Walter Lounsbery on January 12, 2009 at 2:59pm — No Comments


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