‘Email bankruptcy’ is not a failure of the medium, but an indicator that something’s wrong with how you manage email communications. All these attempts at fixing email want to make email more manageable by altering the workflow in a way or another, and many of the approaches I’ve seen so far have left me with the impression that the email process in the end gets complicated rather than simplified. Sure, approaching email messages as if they were tasks in a to-do application may be a good solution for the triaging stage, but at the end of the day you still have to deal with the messages themselves. There is no way around that. Just like a to-do app can’t carry out the tasks for you.
Riccardo Mori, Improving email has little to do with email
A nice article by Ben Thompson on his stratēchery website: THE SOCIAL CONGLOMERATE →
On the ipernity side of development news seemed not so good since a long silence went between the developer’s team and their userbase.
Things have changed last dec, 19th when a new announcement was made on the official blog:
We are pleased to announce that the important work done on the ipernity technical plateform is now **completed**. Phew! This work was necessary to enable ipernity evolve while ensuring a high quality service.
We can now start again working on improvements and new features that everyone expects.You can already see some changes on the site that will make your life easier.
For instance :
- a new uploader. It launches faster and doesn’t need any plugins (to try it, click the “Upload” link at the top left of ipernity pages, then select “New uploader”). We’re also going to replace the old uploader software iperUpload by a new one, more efficient and compatible with most of PC configurations (including Mac OS X)
- High Definition video. You can now upload HD videos up to 90MB each if you have a free account and up to 500MB if you are PRO (a very good reason to become PRO!)
- Automatic geotagging: new content with GPS data is now automatically placed on your world map.
… and many other improvements and bug fixes here and there that we invite you to discover.
BTW, ipernity is now available in Russian. Polish is coming soon.
Well, this is just a beginning but we wanted to share it with you for Christmas.
We take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year, and look forward to seeing you in 2012 for another good news …
The ipernity Team at your service
PS: this new update may require fine-tuning. If you’re experiencing problems, please let us know.
…at Mashable’s Open Web Awards (link)
and contribute to make your favorite site more popular … and here’s my pledge for your vote for Ipernity 😉
As you may remember at the end of may 2008 I’ve joined Ipernity Photo Sharing Community. I liked it so much that I’ve paid for TWO years of pro account in the first week of use.
After six months of use the only thing I miss (from Flickr) is the number of friends actually members and active in the community, which causes me to have a flickr profile pointing to my albums here …
The good thing, instead, is that on Ipernity I’ve made a bunch of new connections which are NOT part of the ‘same old’ italian’s social networking posse and this is a plus of a certain value.
So please vote for what you like, but since Ipernity has a free subscription … supports the Facebook, openID, Microsoft Live and Yahoo login/identity management try the platform and judge yourself !!!