Archive for August, 2008

This may sound really silly, but today, I received an email from an old friend that made me think a lot about my online habits. My friend’s email curiously demonstrated that he knew a lot about what I’ve been up to lately. So, curious as I am, I asked how he knew about so many […]


Seriously, this makes me so sad: I’m a HUGE fan of Muxtape and I’ve gotten really use to having the ability to check out friend’s and stranger’s mixtapes on the Web. I think listening to someone’s mix sometimes tells you more about a person than their Facebook profile ever could and it was a cool […]


Greetings! I feel like I haven’t talked to y’all in a long time. So Amanda suggested some of us ASL-ers do a little check-in on what we’ve been doing this summer. As some of you might know, I’ve had some big changes in my life, so I decided to do a little video: Miss y’all […]


I take the subway everyday to and from work. Every morning when I’m walking towards the subway somewhere along the way there is a man, or several, giving out free newspapers or selling them. I always stayed away from them, since I honestly dislike getting the black ink all over my fingers, and you can […]


@allieo and @leahjones showed me archive.org today. It allows you to see the evolution of a particular Web site since it first launched on the Web. I can’t tell you how amusing it is to scroll through old versions of “The Facebook,” MySpace, NYTimes.com… circa late ’90’s to early 2005.    (Disclosure: MySpace is an […]


My dad just called to tell me he joined MySpace and started a blog. Seriously, if you read my Crossing the Chasm post, you know why this is a big deal and really cool. I told him I’d check it out and give him my advice on his page. After my first look, I’m seriously […]


Scoop via SMS

12Aug08

I’m totally with AC on this- Obama’s veepstakes scoop via sms for loyal and connected supporters is awesome and really smart. Why play by the rules when you can change them? How many reporters are upset because they’re about to be scooped by bloggers, tweeters and, hell, nearly everyone that text messages? Even if Obama […]


Amanda Gravel recently told me about Slydial, one of her clients at SHIFT. It’s basically a service that allows you to call someone without actually having to speak with them directly. It will, as this post is aptly titled, send you straight to their voicemail, so you can leave a message and avoid the awkwardness […]


Just thought I’d take the opportunity to make an announcement.  It looks as though I’ll be bringing a brand new “digital native” into the world in January 2009.  If me and my fellow ASL authors are already considered “digital natives,” you can imagine how Web-savvy my little one is going to be!  I wonder if […]


Update: Learned from my Rock the Vote email- it has helped over 2 million people register before the 2008 election! -Amanda Mooney