About Thomas Hawk

Thomas Hawk is a San Francisco based photographer and technology writer. He publishes the web site Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection and is also the Evangelist and CEO of the photo sharing site Zooomr.
The Best Hacks on Flickr

One of the nice things about Flickr is that because of their open API a whole host of developers have built more and more interesting things to do with the site.

Google Dominating the RSS Market?

One of the things that has been interesting to see over the course of the past year is how Google has been quietly dominating the RSS market. While this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise given Google’s market clout today it’s been interesting to watch it happening.

Sullivan Interviews Techmeme’s Rivera

Q&A With Gabe Rivera, Creator Of Techmeme Techmeme may be the singlemost significant news site I’ve found in the last five years. There is no single source on the internet that does a faster more relevant snapshot view of what is happening in the world of tech than Techmeme.

MySpace Blocking Photobucket?

GigaOM – MySpace Blocking Widgets? Om Malik is out with a post about MySpace blocking widgets and blogs a screen shot from Photobucket which reads:

Update on 1000 CES Shots

Well I’m beginning to seriously think I will not make my goal of a 1,000 photos of CES while here.

Getting 1,000 Shots of CES?

Well I think my goal of getting 1,000 shots of CES up online before heading back home to San Francisco may be tougher than I thought.

Hangin’ at the Bloghaus

Kristopher and I are here and landed at CES. Our first visit? Straight to the Bloghaus.

Microsoft Wants Laptops Back

Marshall Kirkpatrick – Now Microsoft Wants Its Laptop Back – Yesterday I wrote about Microsoft and Edelman handing out spiffy new laptops to bloggers after Scott Beale announced that he got one over at Laughing Squid.

Microsoft Handing Out Ferrari Laptops to Bloggers

Well my good friend Scott Beale got one and Long Zheng is reporting a number of other bloggers have been receiving them as well, but it seems that Microsoft is handing out brand spanking new fast Ferrari laptops loaded with Vista to influential bloggers.

Allchin’s PCs vs. Macs Rant

Jim AllchinWindows Vista Team Blog : Setting The Record Straight. Jim Allchin responds over on his blog regarding a recent news report quoting him as saying that he would have bought a Mac if he weren’t working for Microsoft in an email to Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates.

Should Yahoo! Copy Facebook?

GigaOM Yahoo & Facebook: Deal or No Deal? Robert Young writing over at GigaOm says that Yahoo! should build a Facebook clone and target the 14-22 student demographic.

Yahoo and Reuters to Pay for User Generated Photos

Have Camera Phone? Yahoo and Reuters Want You to Work for Their News Service – New York Times : An interesting article this morning in the New York Times about a joint effort on behalf of Reuters and Yahoo! to attempt to monetize Yahoo!’s large and constantly updated collection of user photos.

Netflix Granting Interviews to a Penny Stock Promoter
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Davis Freeberg’s Digital Connection – Why Is Netflix Supporting A Penny Stock Touter?

Yahoo’s Social Networking Empire

GigaOM — Yahoo goes on a startup shopping binge GigaOm (along with quite a few other people) has a post out today about the three acquisitions announced by Yahoo! today. First thing this morning Yahoo! said they were acquiring Bix, then MyBlogLog and then Kenet Works. Whew! What a day.

10 Zen Monkeys Post About Nick Douglas

10 Zen Monkeys is out with a post chroniciling the latest in the Nick Douglas / Valleywag “change in employment” situation and they do a pretty good job giving us the story so far.

The Most Popular Blog Posts Of All Time

Popular Blog Posts: Philipp Lenssen over at Google Blogoscoped recently wrote me asking for my most popular blog post. In my case it was the story I published about a year ago regarding my hellish consumer run in with PriceRitePhoto when trying to buy my Canon 5D.

Eric Schmidt Talks User Portability of Data

WEB 2.0: Google CEO: Take your data and run – Network World One of the things that all internet companies need to do a better job on is in ensuring that our users have portability of data. So it was refreshing to read this morning that Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, was talking up user portability today.

Boing Boing & Slashdot On Flickr’s Patent Attempt

Boing Boing: Flickr files a patent for “interestingness” Well a few weeks back I posted on Yahoo’s attempt to patent interestingness after reading a notice on the patent at Bill Slawksi’s excellent blog SEO by the Sea. And yesterday both Boing Boing and Slashdot picked up on the story as well.

Disappointed in Today’s News on Riya

About a year ago when Riya first launched with a big splash as a new Web 2.0 company with super exciting facial recognition software I was excited. I was super excited.

HDTV With Mark Cuban

Micro Persuasion: A Conversation with Mark Cuban:

Facebook Testing Social Bookmarking

Techcrunch – Blog Archive – Facebook Beta Testing Social Bookmarking – Marshall Kirkpatrick has a post out saying that students with Facebook accounts from Berkeley and Stanford have been given access to a new bookingmarking feature on Facebook.

TechCrunch Says That Digg is Talking About Aquisitions

Techcrunch Digg Does The Acquisition Dance With News Corp.

Technorati and OpenID

Technorati Weblog: Blog Claiming with OpenId – Technorati is out with an announcement that they are going to begin to support OpenID as a way for blog authors to associate their identity with their blog.