Back from a short trip to San Francisco. There's an amazing
concentration of interesting people there. Among others I got to meet
and chat with Marc Canter (left), Eugene Eric Kim, and Jay "Santa" Cross. Many thanks to Jay and Internet Archivist / Bitizen Gordon
Mohr (right) for showing me around! SF is indeed a very nice city, especially when your
hometown is three feet deep in snow. If you go there for the first time, don't miss the view from twin peaks.
The short movie Reticulum Rex (7 Mb, Flash)
was unveiled that night. It's a well-crafted animation which recaps the
good things that happened with CC over the last year. Short story: it's
doing extremely well.
Too bad I had to leave early to catch a plane, only
to get stranded in Toronto for a day and a half because of bad
weather in Atlantic Canada... looking forward to coming back!
There go the codes. I wonder if the growth curve will kink back up. LiveJournal founder Brad Fitzpatrick:
We're just going to ditch invite codes altogether. Free users will be
able to join without an invite code, and without a 30 day expiration.
For the users who value their invite code collection, we'll let you
redeem them for paid time, either for yourself or friends. (the exact
exchange rate hasn't yet been decided, but we'll try and be generous).
I used to have an invite code but had given it away. I'm now user #1594665 (yes, unique, just like everyone else!). I might use that journal for stuff that would add undue noise to this blog.
Mayer's son, Nova Spivack, writes about microcontent and the emergence of what he calls the Metaweb - which seems quite close to what I've been calling structured blogging. Never mind the bold-over-bold typeface - this is potent stuff.