Here are my weekly notes:
- My parents have been in town for the last few days, so it’s been good to spend some time with them. Last night Sharon and I took them to Hardware Grill for dinner, and to Illuminations afterward. They really enjoyed both, and so did we!
- Microsoft’s MIX 09 event happened this week, which means there was lots of news for developers. Colin has a nice roundup here.
- I agree with Scott Hanselman, we totally need FizzBin – the technical support secret handshake. Probably a better idea in theory than in practice, however.
- Is Twitter the savior of journalism? Or something like it? Lots of great discussion by Dave Winer lately.
- If you’re a regular Facebook user, you’ve no doubt seen the latest redesign by now. Seems most people dislike it. I don’t really care one way or another. I like this post by Robert Scoble on the issue though: Why Facebook has never listened and why it definitely won’t start now.
- Speaking of Facebook, I’d love to have a vanity URL (facebook.com/mastermaq). Yes, even despite all of the great reasons that Chris Messina has laid out for why we shouldn’t have vanity URLs.
- As you may have seen this week, Cisco purchased Pure Digital, maker of the Flip video camera, for $590 million in stock. Lots of theories about what they are going to do with it, but no one really knows. I bet even Cisco doesn’t know!
- Nielsen says that unique visitors to Twitter increased 1382 percent year-over-year, to 7 million in February 2009. Not bad!