Qwitter: A Twitter Unfollow Notifier
I've mentioned previously that it would be helpful if Twitter users received better feedback on unfollow requests. As far as positive feedback goes, check out Favrd, where you can track the "most favorited" tweets on Twitter.

Egnyte: Business class file server in the cloud
You may think you have your file storgae needs taken care of, but try the free demo of Egnyte and see what you're missing out on! This is not an iPhone app but rather a specially formatted version of the web page that renders very well on the iPhone.

Blog Action Day - Poverty
Today is Blog Action Day, where bloggers are asked to write about a specific topic in order to bring more attention to it. Set up web analytics on their site and help them measure where online donations are coming from. 5.

What Does Twitter Followers per Tweet Tell Us?
I had a chance to attend a Social Media Breakfast at Best Buy's corporate headquarters in Richfield, Minnesota this morning. Followers per Tweet As I thought about this more, I figured that there many be some form of "chatter" metric worth creating.

Flash: The Rubik's Cube of Website Design
That's a good thing for people trying to find content that web designers have chosen - largely unintentionally - to hide. A Rubik's Cube, by comparison, is much more complicated and takes more advanced problem solving strategies to master.

Gmail Archive - The Least Understood Button
Archived email is still immediately available using Gmail's search function or by clicking the All Mail button. What exactly does archive mean? Archive does not mean "backup" or some other form off off-site storage.

How to Improve Conference Name Badges
However, Dan Grisby has proposed a different solution to the flipping problem that may work equally as well: Use two holes. He breaks it down in this drawing: 2-Sided is a pretty good idea since they do tend to flip around.

My Least Favorite Twitter Tweets
Consider adding a little context to @reply messages so all followers can be part of the conversation. However, they're also irrelevant to almost all of the sender's followers.

I See The Future of Online Advertising at
Over there, I've created an ad format where people can update their ads in real-time via Twitter or by writing a new blog post. This is a giant leap forward from today's static banner ads because the ads are less about logos and more about offers.

My Killer iPhone App: Instapaper
I finally caved an picked up an iPod Touch this past weekend after learning about what to me is a killer app: Instapaper. After my first Instapaper-enabled flight this week, I'm sold on this new workflow for processing longer online content.

Why Online Retail Has High Customer Service Scores
Online, retailers have one "employee" interacting with a prospective buyer: the product's webpage. Since there is only one relationship to manage, it can be turned into a thing of beauty.

Rocky Mountain News' Last Advertisers
Just because people spend their valuable time digging up stories that should be told doesn't mean there is a market for them. It doesn't say much about the quality of the reporting done by the paper, which is something I think if often overlooked.

Do You Have to Follow People to Use Twitter Correctly?
McCaskill is picking up followers at a rate of hundreds per day, yet is using Twitter wrong? I get the impression that Mr. Social Media Consultant, Matthew Chamberlin @mchamberlin sent out a tweet yesterday that piqued my interest.

How Dave Williams Lies with JavaScript
I get the impression that Dave Williams is actually from whatever town someone visiting his site happens to live in. Regardless, here's a little trick Dave Williams uses to lie to visitors to his website.

Restaurant Web Design Done Right
A Minnesota based web development firm has come up with the best solution to restaurant web design that I've seen to date. Instead, they're sold Flash intensive sites that don't answer the very basic questions people have about their businesses.

Published: Thu, January 24, 2008
Technology | By Lena Tucker

Naymz: A Stalker Enabled Social Network

Naymz is a social network that appears to be going after something close to's market. Their slogan is, "Empowering Reputable Professionals."

I was turned on to the site through an invite from a friend and have had a chance to casually check it out over the past few weeks.

While it does offer some interesting features for professionals such as the ability to endorse friends or use friends as online references, I can't get past the site's biggest problem: stalking.

Naymz offers reporting on which other Naymz users have been viewing your profile. While this is certainly fascinating information, it doesn't take long to realize, "Wait a minute. That means everyone who's profile I visit can see that I've visited them too." At that point, I realized that this site wasn't for me.

Premium members can find out more about who's stalking them, as this internal ad shows:


If I paid, I could see who was visiting my profile, what IP address they visited from (possibly telling me which company that worked for), where they are in the world, and and the exact time they visited. If the referring link showed something like a company's internal webmail, I could also infer that I was being talked about.


This is all fascinating information, but the reporting flops when you realize that the same type of information about your Naymz browsing is being shared with other site members.

Could you imagine how quickly Facebook users would revolt if Facebook started reporting who was viewing your profile while telling everyone else who's profiles you've been viewing? That would kill it.

And if that would kill Facebook, Naymz may be dead on arrival if they don't pull the plug on their stalking reporting.

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