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Flailing Gracefully

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Flailing Gracefully
Once the issues are fixed you might be able to use the information that I am sharing below.

I’ve discussed this many times before, one of the important things to do when you create something new and release it to the public is to fail gracefully. Robustness is not only in ensuring that your system is accessible, it’s also ensuring that users are not forced to see Blue Screens of Death, 404 pages or ugly backtraces.

The other side of the coin is an issue I struggle with, I am told that it is sometimes not clear that an error occurred in my software. For example a sidebar widget might just not appear, which is not always appropriate.

The fail whale is preferable to the issue the +NOD3x guys have.

UPDATE: Their issue is being resolved, and we now have a friendly Don’t Panic message… 🙂
Jeff Jockisch
NOD3x  – Weird name, great analysis tool

Below is my G+ network visualized.

But you can also search for terms to see who is talking about what!

And it links in CircleCount profile info.

Access it here: http://nod3x.com

Here is more about the tool: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108883357423682942734/posts/2LPe6pptpQj

cc/ NOD3x CircleCount Lee Smallwood 

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July 17, 2012 at 7:12 pm

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Google+ Birthday Wishes

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Google+ Birthday Wishes

Thanks to Google+ my followers will learn that I am having a birthday soon. I just received the popup below, so I assume you will be getting it soon too.

Are you sharing? Do you think Robert Scoble will throw a wobbler about this in Steve Gillmor‘s Gang? 🙂

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July 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm

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New Pro broadcast features for Hangouts On Air

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G+ going Pro
After seeing this new feature I am definitely going to start using G+ Hangouts for my VODcast project.
Matthew Leske
New Pro broadcast features for Hangouts On Air
#googleplusupdate

Since we launched Hangouts On Air in May, we’ve seen some amazing live broadcasts like Everest climbers live from Base Camp (http://goo.gl/pZMS2), and The New York Times Healthcare Reform discussion (http://goo.gl/Jauvn). To help you create even more professional broadcasts, we’re launching a new app called Cameraman. This app lets you control when specific guests appear to your viewers, so you can introduce someone before they appear…

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July 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm

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Google+ App for iPad

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July 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm

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Kred.ly the new Klout? #influence #authority

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Recently there was some discussion on Klout, their influence calculation is unclear. Many people were unhappy with the fact that their Klout Score is a moving target. People who actually use the numbers generated by Klout to find the influencers they want to contact also have the issue that they don’t see what the results are of their contacts.

There are other options like Kred.ly or PeerIndex although they have not yet got the klout of Klout.

Kred.ly is an interesting option as the scoring is extremely transparent, with this transparency the system could be gamed. This would need collusion on quite a large scale.

PeerIndex is less transparent, although it gives more statistics and information on the date it uses to calculate authority and score. Roughly your PeerIndex is an average of your Authority + Activity + Audience. Unlike Kred.ly it doesn’t give numbers on individual social actions, although it does give more direct feedback it can’t be used to directly game the system.

What all of them suffer from is that they see authority stemming from one account, and neglect to see that power users – who use different channels to curate content for different audiences – may have their klout spread thinly over places that aren’t included like multiple Twitter, Google+ or FaceBook pages.

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January 17, 2012 at 4:29 pm

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