- Flow is the feed. It's the posts and the tweets. It's the stream of daily and sub-daily updates that remind people that you exist.
- Stock is the durable stuff. It's the content you produce that's as interesting in two months (or two years) as it is today. It's what people discover via search. It's what spreads slowly but surely, building fans over time.
I normally loathe "X Ys For Z" posts, but this one is really great.
Most of the first-generation mashups have been limited to the data freely available from governments, sites with APIs etc.; I can't wait to see what we'll get now that they can use Freebase. I can't wait to use it myself, for that matter. Best of all, those magical letters: "CC-BY".
Too true. It's also damaged by the overhyping of useless features: no-one buys a bus "just in case" they suddenly get thirty-five children, but everyone signing up for a hosting plan wants terabytes of bandwidth and enough CPU to survive millions of visitors a day.
Embedding SQLite and a pure Python webserver into the executable; we're going to see more and more of this, but I don't like the security implications.
I am naturally afraid of any technical document which is both long enough to be "volume" and incomplete enough to be only "volume one", but this is worth reading.
More and more, web app security looks like a house of cards.