Posts tagged “myapplespace”. eMate discussion

August 12th, 2008

Already in progress.

Looking for advice on an eMate purchase. Is it worth it, to play around with Newton OS 2.x, to go with the cheaper eMate model?

Interview: Brian Floe of

June 2nd, 2008

Brian Floe of

For a guy that was no fan of social networking sites Myspace or Facebook – or computers in general, once upon a time – Brian Floe sure thinks along those lines.

Floe is the creator of, a growing social site dedicated to Apple fans.

Why not just create a “Mac Lovers” group on Facebook?

“Why not just buy a PC and put an Apple sticker on it?” Floe says. “Mac users especially always want the next big thing, not the second best thing. We have high standards.”

Good point. That’s why Floe says MyAppleSpace is “a little space for the rest of us.”

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MacSurfer traffic: the difference a link makes

May 28th, 2008

Thanks to the MacSurfer traffic

What a difference a day makes.

Yesterday’s post on garnered some welcome attention from We’re pretty small-time around here, resting easy in the 50-75 visits per day.

But 280? Cripes! That sets the new record for one-day visits at Newton Poetry.

This is the second time MacSurfer has graced us with their linkage (the first from my environmental piece), and we appreciate it.

MyAppleSpace – Apple social networking?

May 27th, 2008

MyAppleSpace is the Apple-inspired MySpace

It was bound to happen. Now there’s a social networking site – like Myspace or Facebook – dedicated to Apple users.

It’s called MyAppleSpace, and according to Brian Floe, it’s the networking site “for the rest of us”:

iPhone, iPod, Mac or even AppleTV users now have a common home to explore the everything Apple, share experiences, network with other users, create usergroups within the community, create their own profile with their own private blog, upload Apple related video, photos and even music.

MyAppleSpace is pretty simple to start out. It has some customization features (my profile is “Bondi”) and the ability to comment and blog and share videos. All pretty standard stuff. I created a group called “Newton Users” (nach), and it was a snap. Now we’ll see if anyone joins.

Because that’s the power of social networks: the bigger, the better. But an Apple-themed site can stay just small enough to be comfy and familiar.

Check it out, and join my Newton group. I’ll see you on MyAppleSpace.

[UPDATE: Read my interview with MyAppleSpace creator Brian Flow.]