At the YDN blog we thought we'd stir things up a little. All of us spend a lot of time surfing the web and finding things that make us go "yay" as techies. Every Thursday we now thought we'd do a Tech Thursday and share a random assortment of the links we found and liked.
You can propose links to us on Twitter (@YDN) or try bookmarking them on delicious with the tag "forydntt" and please tell us in the comments if this is a good idea.
- A very cool 3D guide to Paris for your iPhone shows what can be done if we use geo information and a sexy interface.
- Personas is a very cool visualization of your web footprint
- People have some concerns about the data they put on Twitter. Nonpretentious wrote about keeping track of what's yours on Twitter and the ever so efficient Simon Willison wrote a nice tool to archive your tweets as a JSON feed.
- The Art of Community looks like a very interesting book on, well, building communities.
- The creative collective is a "community of artists and designers inspired by the Mozilla ideals of openness, innovation and participation" and a beautiful web site by Happy Cog to boot.
- The unexpected Crasher Squirrel ruining (or rather bringing to fame) a tourist photo can now be added to any photo using the Squirrelizer
- Noupe has a nice and easy to understand htaccess primer if you want to pimp your Apache.
- When can I use …? is a comprehensive table of newest browser technologies and their support in different browsers. Much like Quirksmode but interactive.
- Digress.it is a WordPress plugin to allow commenting on paragraphs rather than full blog posts - interesting idea.
- Joshua Schachter built a nice little tool to track Twitter conversations called a tiny thread.
- With the possible shut-down and then open sourcing of tr.im, URL shorteners are a big topic right now. Both Sean O and LifeHacker have tutorials on how to build your own URL shorteners and Dave Winer has an interesting proposal how to fix them by storing the data on the short URL, the CNAME and on Amazon's S3.