May 20, 2009

Article: "The cat with more than 500,000 Twitter followers"

Summary: Rudy, who is doing twitter, envies Sockington because now he has more than 500,000 followers in Twitter. Ruby only has 1,573 followers.
Ruby is a bird and Socington is a cat, which belongs to Jason Scott.
Sockington tweet: "stalk stalk stalk AND WHAT HAVE WE HERE deadly pillow enemy BANZAIIIIIIIII CRASH oh no busted PILLOW ATTACKED FIRST run run run." ……………….

I still don’t get why Twitter is having more users enormously. And now, birds, cats, dogs, house and etc… Could someone please help me how I could enjoy the social networking service with my dog while I am away from house?
from "The cat with more than 500,000 Twitter followers"

1.Internet Relay Chat
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a form of real-time Internet text messaging (chat) or synchronous conferencing. It is mainly designed for group communication in discussion forums, called channels, but also allows one-to-one communication via private message as well as chat and data transfers via Direct Client-to-Client.

2.Ruby on Rails
Ruby on Rails, often shortened to Rails or RoR, is an open source web application framework for the Ruby programming language. It is intended to be used with an Agile development methodology which is used by web developers for rapid development.

3.Starling (software)
Starling is a light-weight persistent queue server that speaks the memcached protocol. It was originally developed for Twitter's backend.

4.Scala (programming language)
Scala (pronounced /╦łskala/) is a multi-paradigm programming language designed to integrate features of object-oriented programming and functional programming.

Self-referentially short for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, an open source, server-side, HTML embedded scripting language used to create dynamic Web pages.

May 12, 2009

Article: "Gmail now translates your (scam) e-mails"

Summary: Translation is becoming easier way into more Google services, having been added to Gmail’s labs. If we receive in a different language, there’s a new link that’ll show up in the top of the message that les you translate it. We can also set it up to do the translation to any language of our choice. Translating is only few seconds and we get both the subject and body while retaining the original. We also can switch back to the original easily by hitting the translate link again.

The service will be great, especially someone who can’t communicate in their language. It helps me to make more connection with friends easily when I meet and want to keep in touch some people who don’t speak English or Japanese in travel.
from "Gmail now translates your (scam) e-mails"

1. Gmail Labs
Gmail Labs is a way for us to take lots of the ideas we wouldn't normally pick and let you all (who use Gmail) decide whether they're good or not.

Short for document type definition. A DTD states what tags and attributes are used to describe content in an SGML, XML or HTML document, where each tag is allowed, and which tags can appear within other tags.

3.CGI (Computer-generated imagery)
Computer-generated imagery (also known as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics or, more specifically, 3D computer graphics to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media.

4.Post Office Protocol
In computing, the Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3) is an application-layer Internet standard protocol used by local e-mail clients to retrieve e-mail from a remote server over a TCP/IP connection. POP3 and IMAP4 (Internet Message Access Protocol) are the two most prevalent Internet standard protocols for e-mail retrieval. Virtually all modern e-mail clients and servers support both.

5. Internet Message Access Protocol
The Internet Message Access Protocol or IMAP is one of the two most prevalent Internet standard protocols for e-mail retrieval, the other being POP3.

May 5, 2009

Article: "Google launches apps for sharing Latitude location"

Summary: Google has two new applications, for Google’s Talk service, which will update your chat status with your location every time your check in with Latitude and for a badge you can stick on your blog or social networking profile that shows precisely where you are. Yahoo has already hit Latitude applications, which called Friends on Fire application for Facebook. It lets users share their location with other Facebook buddies using Yahoo’s competing Fire Eagle service. Google is now promising more Latitude applications.

The system is good for parents, who have young children. I don’t know why the latitude service is used in Facebook to find their friends exactly where they are. It could be helpful if my friends are lost on their way to my house. Or for someone, who cheating girlfriend or boyfriend, it could be a dangerous application. (^_^)
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from "Google launches apps for sharing Latitude location"

1. Google Latitude
is a location-aware mobile app developed by Google. Latitude allows a mobile phone user to allow certain other people on his or her Gmail contact list to track where he or she is. These people can track the user (or more accurately, his or her phone) on Google Maps via their own iGoogle accounts.

2.Google Talk
(GTalk) is a free Windows and web-based application for instant messaging and voice over internet protocol (VOIP), offered by Google Inc.
Instant messaging between the Google Talk servers and its clients uses an open protocol, XMPP, allowing users of other XMPP clients to communicate with Google Talk users. VoIP in Google Talk is based around the Jingle protocol. The technology used within the Google server network however is not publicly known.

3.Fire Eagle
is a place for you to store information about your location. Once your location is in Fire Eagle you can then choose to use it in all kinds of places all over the web.
Nothing is shared without your permission, you can choose how much information to share and you can change your mind at any time! Fire Eagle gives you control over your location.

4.Google Talk Location Status (beta)
Share your Google Latitude location as your status message with all of your Google Talk or Gmail chat contacts, including anyone that can already chat with you.
Automatically updates your status message with your current city's name as you move.

Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is an open, XML-based protocol originally aimed at near-real-time, extensible instant messaging (IM) and presence information (e.g., buddy lists), but now expanded into the broader realm of message oriented middleware. It remains the core protocol of the Jabber Instant Messaging and Presence technology. Built to be extensible, the protocol has been extended with features such as Voice over Internet Protocol and file transfer signaling.