Its time once again for Random social networking news from around the Internet!
“Waving” around to get attention: Well, according to an article over at The Register, it looks like all the craziness around getting a Google Wave invite has finally died down and is pretty much dead. The Google “alpha” release product just isn’t inspiring the frenzy it once had, now that people are trying to use it. Google Wave hasn’t reached the ease of use like GMail or Google’s other applications…yet. Anyone want one of my invites?
ICQ returns from the dead: The folks at TechCrunch have found out that ICQ, one of the first instant messaging applications available, is back from the dead. ICQ has released version 7 of its desktop client. The client now interfaces with Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and several other social networking sites. Its only for Windows, but hey, its never too late to look up an old friend on ICQ. I still have my number!
Join the TweeterClub: Just when you thought there wasn’t anything new for Twitter to to, well, along comes TechCrunch, ”Once you log into the site with your Twitter account, you can enter the tweet on the TweetUp tab. Your tweet will appear in both the club and on Twitter automatically. TweeterClubs will only show the tweets that come from the club members and when you log in, you are automatically a member.” Time to start a Gear Diary club!. How this works? From
Because it’s the iPhone: While not strictly social networking, the iPhone is a social networking platform. These two stories caught my eye and just had to be mentioned. First, anyone remember that iPhone application I Am Rich? It cost $999.99 and just showed a gem. It was an abuse of the Apple App Store. Well, now there is another $999.99 application called BarMax CA. But this one is worth it. Its a study aid to help lawyers pass the bar exam. And the other? Walking and talking on your iPhone can be dangerous to your health. From an article at the NY Times, a woman was talking on her iPhone and walked herself into a parked truck. Ooops.
Well, that is all the news that is fit to print! To quote Dennis Miller, stick a fork in me because I am done!