As you can see, we've added a few new features to our posts. We're catching the Web 2.0 wave and trying to make it easier for you to share what you read here with your friends and colleagues. Below each post, you'll still see the name of the author, the date it's posted, the permalink (the permanent web location for each post), a link to comment (join the conversation!), and the category. You'll now also see a row of icons.
The envelope allows you to email the post to a friend. The colored blocks next to the envelope link to del.icio.us, a social bookmarking site. If you click on the blocks, you can save the post as a bookmark that you can share with your network. The green SU is the icon for StumbleUpon, a great way to discover new sites. You can save the post to your StumbleUpon account and share it with others by clicking on this icon. Next to the StumbleUpon icon is a little guy with a shovel. This is the icon that lets you to submit the post to Digg. Digg is a social bookmarking site that's well known for its post promotion feature that rates the most popular posts. Next to Digg's icon is the alien from reddit. Reddit is similar to Digg in its features, with a focus on rating posts. The last icon links to Technorati. If you click on this link, you can see which blogs are linking to this post. Soon we'll be adding a feature that will indicate how many blogs are linking to each post. We're also planning to add trackbacks.
Our intention with these changes is to facilitate conversation. We love experimenting and we're open to your feedback.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
What we're talking about
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