And it’s from our good friend, Mike Arrington and his Nexus One review!
“I was able to kill the fully charged battery with 1.5 hours of continuous gameplay (Robo Defense) on the full-brightness screen. Be prepared to keep this phone near a charger at all times…
Overall the Android is a superior mobile device, particularly when paired with Google Voice. Google is calling this the first of the Super Phones. And they may not be exaggerating all that much.”
A superior mobile device that you need to keep near a charger at all times. Seems like Mike and I have very different ideas of what “mobile” means.
(Lovely image by Thomas Hawk)
An app that filters Twitter noise? It’s about time:
“‘Our human filters have turned into a great way to discover content that interests us, but the amount of tweets coming in through Twitter today is astounding, and it continues to grow. While new features like grouping and lists have been designed to tame the clutter, at the end of the day, there will be more streams and content to weed through,’ said my6sense founder and chairman Barak Hachamov.”
If ever there was a statement that epitomised the dumb approach to social media, this is it. Filters, by definition, filter things out. If you’re having to filter what your friends pass on, they’re not being filters – or you’re following way to many people you don’t know.
In almost every case of Twitter overload I’ve seen, the latter is true. I’ll say it again: follow 4,000 people you don’t know, and you’re following sources, not filters. Follow 200 people you do know, and they might just be genuine filters.
Another video from The Sun – these ads are really quite good.
Twitter with a Brain — Shotton.com:
“The example he [Dave Winer] used was wanting to un-follow a particular user for a day, then re-follow them automatically. It’s certainly possible to build this sort of functionality into an existing Twitter client, but I’d like to suggest something easier than herding all of the Twitter client authors in this direction. Specifically, rather than having the scripting support built into a Twitter client, why not just ask Twitter client authors to allow their clients to be pointed at alternate hosts that implement the Twitter APIs besides Twitter’s own servers?”
Umm…. because that would be a massive, gaping security hole?
Seriously, just because Dave thinks some kind of federated Twitter is the solution to his problem* doesn’t mean that opening up Twitter clients to evil hackery is a good idea. There already is an open source Twitter clone, in the shape of the excellent Identi.ca.
(* Dave’s issues with Twitter only appeared to start when they introduced the suggested user list and he wasn’t on it, leading to him not getting millions of followers who would have been baffled by his tweets.)