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May 31 2008

kitchen
00:02
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Custom CSS showcase: Marta Preuss' Soup demonstrates how a small CSS change, adding a background image, can have a big impact.

body { background-image: url('http://...'); }
Reposted bychepedajasoberwebjunkPunkrocaquak

May 28 2008

09:31

Commenting far too complicated

"I want to leave a comment, but this is an overwhelming form."
Reposted byantifuchs antifuchs

May 21 2008

kitchen
22:05
"The seeming advantages (in terms of message growth potential) for Twitter didn't result in higher message growth than Blogger over the first 9-10 months. But then the social and network effects kicked in and Twitter took off."Jason Kottke

Soup is currently at around 180 days and 160,000 posts since our launch. This would seem to put us above both Blogger and Twitter at that time, although it's hard to tell due to the graph's resolution.
That's not counting feed imports, though. Including those, our graph would be much, much higher already at the same mark.

One shouldn't confuse message counts with active user numbers (that nobody seems to be sharing), though: The steepness of the various curves is not (just) a measure of success, it rather reflects the style of the medium.

It's going to be fun to compare our post growth curve again in a few more months. See also: Our tongue-in-cheek posts-per-user comparison with Wordpress.com.
Reposted byautiomaaaquakCharles_Liebert

May 20 2008

kitchen
07:35
 Make your own personalized keyboard
What would your custom heys say? Tweet this? Delet all facebook app requests? Add to Friendfeed?

Use this magic button and tweet me an answer
Reposted fromsusanreynolds susanreynolds

May 18 2008

kitchen
23:39
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Whoa, we're #2 now. Take that, Campbell's.
Need to work on that excerpt, though.
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May 15 2008

kitchen
22:42
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May 14 2008

20:02

May 13 2008

02:02

oEmbed

A disappointingly un-REST-ful way to associate URLs (eg. Flickr's photo overview page) with multimedia objects (eg. the image URL itself)
02:00

Share Partners | Facebook

Meta and Link tags to assist Facebook's bookmarklet (point out multimedia content, for example). Maybe worth parsing?

May 12 2008

kitchen
13:27
Es klingt nur so, als habe [tumblelogging] etwas mit “tumb” zu tun, ist in Wahrheit aber Bloggen auf Speed, Weblog für die mit der kurzen Aufmerksamkeitsspanne. ...
Dort fliegen die Netzfetzen. Weitgehend unbeobachtet, wie mir die Trackerzahlen verraten, aber spannender, weil schneller, roher, direkter.
bluelectric.org
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May 10 2008

kitchen
23:16
Reposted fromnex nex

May 08 2008

10:54

Facebook Profile Redesign - Detailed Specs & First Impressions

Feed and Wall are being merged, apparently? The result might be somewhat tumbleloggish, will have to wait and see.
Reposted byaquak aquak

May 05 2008

kitchen
15:53

Somebody set up us the bomb!

Last weekend, Soup was the target of a cross-site scripting exploit in the form of a JavaScript worm: Someone managed to include some code in a post that caused it to be automatically reposted when viewed. Although the script did manage to spread to around 240 Soups, no data was lost and no private information exposed: The only effect was the temporary addition of a promotional link to the Soup interface.

We usually filter JavaScript quite thoroughly wherever posts from several people are mixed. In this case however, the author got lucky: A previously undiscovered caching screwup allowed certain posts to slip through unfiltered.

As soon as we noticed the issue, we blocked the user in question and removed all the phantom reposts. The underlying bug was found and fixed the next day.

While we'd obviously much prefer a friendlier way of being made aware of such issues, we're glad we were able to fix a security hole. We're quite embarrassed about the bug that caused it, and resolve to prevent something like this from reoccurring.
kitchen
15:28

Most Popular Web Apps on FriendFeed


90% of FriendFeed participation comes from the top 8 services: Twitter, Blog, Google Reader, del.icio.us, Digg, Tumblr, YouTube, StumbleUpon
Reposted bysuppenkasperaquak
kitchen
15:20
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Twitter usage according to ReadWriteWeb:
Website: ~55%
Desktop clients, including IM: ~35%
Mobile: 5%
Reposted byautiomaaaquak

May 02 2008

kitchen
14:09
Something needs to be done to either make lifestreaming and aggregation not only accessible to the newbs, but useful. ...
Unless these tools can start to fill the needs of the mainstream, as opposed to the needs of the bleeding edge, they will continue to remain the utilities of the news junkies and the professional bloggers.
Mashable: Will Aggregation Ever Go Mainstream?
Reposted byp-093-read02mydafsoup-01
02:47

Rails100 wiki

Top 100 Rails-powered sites according to (flawed) Alexa stats. Soup is at #83 currently.
Reposted byaquak aquak

April 29 2008

kitchen
14:33
kitchen
14:27

The vanishing personal site

Jeffrey Zeldman
kitchen
11:04
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