telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


My RSS Wrinkles

… I’m starting to see a bit of a trend, with bloggers adding their RSS stats to their sites, quoting how many RSS subscribers they have.
I’m torn, and a little curious, as the sites who have these little “status symbols”, seem to be VERY popular sites, and the folks who read them KNOW that they are popular, and the people who read them likely have them as RSS feeds in their readers.
So, if you are popular, and you know you are popular, and the rest of the thinking world knows you are popular, what is the value of having a little stat-o-meter illustrating your popularity?

I’d rather see a feature on RSS platforms that allow me to see WHO is subscribing to my site. I know, not terribly confidential, and not terribly security conscious, but still…. ;-)  That sort of info would be valuable, as opposed to nameless, faceless subscriber information.

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