[HTML1]One of the things I love most about this whole Web thing is that if you take creative people and give them access to data? They’ll come up with some pretty interesting ways to munge that data and represent it in really beautiful ways.
Take Portland-based Icon Rainbow (@iconrainbow), a new project from Ryan Snyder (@ryansnyder) and Crystal Beasley (@skinny) that analyzes iPhone app icon colors and tells you which colors are currently the most popular. Read More
You may not know this, but what distributed identity you decide to use and where you decide to use it says a lot about you—and a lot about the world of the Internet in general. I’m serious. Just think about it. Is Facebook Connect more popular? Is Google leading? What sort of traction does OpenID have overall? What about the promise of OAuth?
Wait. Am I the only one thinking about this kind of thing? Oh. Well, I know at least one other company that’s taking the time to dig into this dynamic: Portland-based JanRain. Read More
[HTML2]You may remember Twitalyzer from the bit of hubbub it caused last year, when it was used to select the top 100 Twitter users in Portland.
Well, it turns out that Portland—the town that very well may have more Twitter users per capita than any other—has managed to keep pushing the Portland-based Twitalyzer team to make their analysis of Twitter user behavior better and better. (Probably because of all the folks who felt they deserved a free beer at Beer and Blog.)
And now, they’ve released the latest fruits of that effort with the launch of Twitalyzer 2.0. Read More
[HTML3]Like many bloggers, I’m wee bit addicted to tracking and stats and whatnot. Who’s reading what? When are they reading it? What’s popular? What’s not? Does anyone really care?
I want to know. And that’s why, real-time Web-traffic analysis like Portland-based Clicky‘s Spy feature are especially addicting for me, as well.
So imagine my surprise when the interface suddenly changed on me today—for the better. Read More