Interesting aspects of Feedburner's Publicize options.
The interesting part of this is it uses http://goo.gl as the shortlink. Goo.gl is going to be one of the longest lasting shortlink providers ever.
Leave room for retweets
Automatically shortening the title to leave space for retweet text. This could be improved by scaling the extra space based on the length of the Twitter username. For example "RT @abraham: " takes 13 spaces including the space but Feedburner left 27 in my test post. I suspect the number varies depending on word lengths so as to not include partial words.
I just finished presenting Awesome Lists to the SproutBox selection committee. It was a great day with a total of 7 ideas pitched ranging from streaming bollywood movies, to construction worker safety, to banking. The final winner should announced within the next week.
In the meantime check out the slides:
The Toolbar makes a POST request to http://goo.gl with 3 parameters: user, url, and auth_token.
Unfortunately goo.gl was having some issues as the requests were failing with 405 errors and "HTTP method POST is not supported by this URL" messages. I will work on it more once the Toolbar starts successfully requesting goo.gl URLs.
Earlier in December I submitted Awesome Lists as a contender for SproutBox's quarterly startup choice. Low and behold we are a finalist so later this week I will be traveling to Bloomington, IN to compete with the other finalists. If chosen SproutBox will provide us with a development team, a marketing team, 6 months of office space, and much much more.
Awesome Lists was also the 2nd place winner at the SocialDevCampHackathon in November. Here for you viewing pleasure is the SDCChiHack presentation video.
Blogger integrates with Friend Connect, originally uploaded by 4braham. Now when you follow Blogger blogs you will also be following them in friend connect. Before you could follow a blog twice. Once with Blogger and once with Friend Connect.
The rumors of a Google Phone have been getting louder. And now there is a photo and a summary of the phone by @CoryOBrien: Google Phone = iPhone + a little extra screen and a scroll wheel. Great touch screen, and Android.