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Chris Sherbak
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Spurred on...

by someone not reading one of my posts (luv ya!) I was surfing the Ruby/Rails waves of the interwebs and was re-reminded of Twitter (an early Rails adopter who had a lot of trouble with it but pushed thru anyway to great success for it and Rails.) The article touched on the idea that first entrants in new social app areas had a veritable lock on the genre/community until something clearly (and decisively better) came along to unhorse the first.

Myspace/Friendster was the primary example, but there was discussion about Yahoo/Google as well.

Anywho, people mentioned how Pownce ( http://pownce.com/csherbak/ ) and Tumblr ( http://drubear.tumblr.com/ ) appear to do a better job than Twitter ( http://twitter.com/home ) in their app space, but will it be possible for them to upstart the leader, who's the leader merely (!?) because they were first to market? In fact, Twitter has become the app description (for now?) to describe "micro-blogging" (think Kleenex and Xerox and KD, eh?) so they seem to have "won" no?

Anywho, Pownce is interesting (to me at least) cuz they have an Adobe Air ( http://www.adobe.com/products/air/ ) client - which is platform friendly. Verry leading edge - you know: hip, with-it and trendy.

Still, interesting in and of itself.

And don't even get me started on the issue of "The New Republic" ( http://tnr.com/ ) I just read - filling my thoughts of Arthur Conan Doyle, the history of Prussia, Beudelaire's "Les Fleures du mal" and Obama's campaign video "Yes we can." Wow - I always feel like such an uncouth, unlettered dweeb when I'm done reading it.

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