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Teaching, rebuking, correcting & training in righteous web design.

April 22, 2010
by meandean
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The Facebook Like Button Plugin for WordPress

Facebook rocked the internet yesterday with 5 new plugins, one of which is an API for the Facebook Like Button. After reading about it and playing a bit with the Facebook’s Like Button generator, I decided what’s needed is a WordPress plugin that allows folks to easily configure the look-and-feel of the Facebook Like Button, and then automatically add it the beginning and/or the end of their posts. Continue reading

February 19, 2010
by meandean
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The iPad will sell despite the wailing and gnashing of teeth

Despite the all the wailing and gnashing of teeth in the tech community about how closed or limited the iPad is, it is going to sell simply because its users don’t care whether or not the thing is open or closed or “made of kumquats … so long as they can Tweet and Facebook with ease, they’re set. Continue reading

June 17, 2009
by meandean
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WANTED: Social Networking Summer Missionaries

Twitter, Facebook, Myspace. If you’re using any of these tools to communicate from the summer mission field, then communicate with me. FriendFeed, Orkut, Tumblr, Linkedin, Bebo too. I’ve been asked to write a major Christian publication – so if you’re using a social network to talk to the folks back at home, then please take a moment to talk to me. Continue reading

May 13, 2009
by meandean
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Did Twitter just jump the credibility shark with #twitterlied?

Here’s another lesson we can take from Twitters poor handling of their @ replies notification setting problem: don’t tell users that they’re the problem when it is your system that’s sick (e.g.#FixReplies + #TwitterFail vs. #TwitterLied) Continue reading

May 13, 2009
by meandean
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While Twitter fiddled, their users burned – lessons learned

Twitter, in fiddling around with their @ replies notification setting, created a firestorm of outrage among the known twitterverse manifesting itself into to hash mark campaigns entitled ‘#fixreplies’ and ‘#twitterfail’ respectively. Continue reading