LazyWeb to the Rescue (again): CrowdsMachine finds common links in your stream

I love the web/net culture for so many reasons, but here's the latest
great example
. A couple days ago, i mentioned on twitter that i had a
great idea for an app,
but needed some help to get it to come to life.
Well, not more than a week or so later, i found someone who had built
an app that did, essentially, what i was looking looking for. 

Crowds Machine helps you find the items that would interest you amongst all the blogs, websites, Twitter streams and so on that you read.

You might think of it as your own Digg or Reddit, that includes only users that you pick.

Here's how it works: Sign in with your

account to create your first crowd. Then, populate this crowd with sites that you read
(an easy way to start is to upload an
OPML of all your Google Reader feeds).
Add as many sites as you like – the more the better, as long as these are sites you're interested in.
Crowds Machine will then monitor these sources every day for recurring links.
When it finds links that appears in more than one site, it will add them to the "Current Items" list.

Confused? Take a look at an example crowd's
sources and current items.

 via crowdsmachine.com

(original link to Crowdsmachine via
Waxy.org, still one of the best thinkers on the web today)

Testing Content Concepts :: UXmatters

Snap! Photography and the Culture of Instant GratificationTesting Content ConceptsTesting Your Own Designs ReduxBeyond Anecdotes: HCI 2009 Tutorial ReviewCameras, Music, and Mattresses: Designing Query Disambiguation Solutions for the Real WorldNeeds + Resources + Location + Schedule + Budget = ScopeUsability Testing with Time Constraints | Remote Usability TestingOptimization: Applying Moore’s Law to User ExperienceUXnews

via www.uxmatters.com

The Daily Beast, Alive and Well 1 Year Later

I'm still watching sites like The Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Serious Eats, Gawker, Techcrunch and a slew of others. They've really pioneered a modern publishing model that can provide a bunch of best practices for all of us interested in what comes next.

Tina Brown's 1 year wrap up of the Daily Beast is a nice write up. Well worth reading if you want to hear from the heart and brain of the new model.

Fire & Knives: Print, Resurgent – Eat Me Daily

We recently received issue number one of Fire & Knives, a new print quarterly of "new writing about food" out of the UK. In their own words: "We give established writers a place for work that would not be published elsewhere; new writers a place to show themselves and experts in other fields an opportunity to write about our favourite subject." It's a rather handsome and inspiring publication, lovingly-designed, all in a format (smaller, thicker stock than your typical magazine) that eschews the glossy.

via www.eatmedaily.com

Print is not dead yet!

Fire & Knives: Print, Resurgent – Eat Me Daily

We recently received issue number one of Fire & Knives, a new print quarterly of "new writing about food" out of the UK. In their own words: "We give established writers a place for work that would not be published elsewhere; new writers a place to show themselves and experts in other fields an opportunity to write about our favourite subject." It's a rather handsome and inspiring publication, lovingly-designed, all in a format (smaller, thicker stock than your typical magazine) that eschews the glossy.

via www.eatmedaily.com

Print is not dead yet!

Group blogs become more awesome: Now launching Group Profile and Autopost – The Official Posterous Posterous

Posterous group blogs make it easy for lots of people to all post and collaborate because all it takes is an email address — no Posterous account is needed for people to participate and get right into it. Now we've brought that power to Facebook, Twitter, and wherever else you and your group have an audience.

via blog.posterous.com

Want to come back and revisit this. could be useful here…