Thursday, September 6, 2007

US intelligence community starts social networking

In December, the U.S. intelligence community is launching a social-networking site just for spooks.

The classified "A-Space" ultimately will grow to include blogs, searchable databases, libraries of reports, collaborative word processing and other tools to help analysts quickly trade, update and edit information, Associated Press reports on Yahoo News.

The social networking site comes on the heels of the year-old Intellipedia, a Web site modeled after the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Intellipedia already has nearly 30,000 posted articles and 4,800 edits added every workday.

"Organizers acknowledge it may be difficult to erase generations of territorial tendencies and prevent spats among the country's 16 intelligence agencies, which often want credit for their own discoveries", the articles states. Something like that would never be a problem in ABB, would it?

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Netvibes goes mobile

Screenshot of Netvibes' login on a mobile Those of you who have followed my recommendation to use Netvibes as your web aggregator, can now access the site on your mobile at

I've tried it out on my smartphone HTC-S710 and it seems to work perfectly. It list all your widgets, column by column, and you can follow the links to summaries and original sources. It would have been nice if you could choose to see only unread items, but alas, it shows you all. When I get around to it I'll probably rearrange my page a bit to make it more useful on a mobile, perhaps setting up a separate tab for mobile browsing.

The mobile version does not allow you to handle preferences and settings, and if you do not already have an account, you need to connect through your laptop to get one.

If any of my readers have an iPhone, they can access a special iPhone version at