oneforty offers custom toolkits to curate lists of your favorite Twitter apps

@Pistachio’s new startup oneforty now offers the ability to create custom toolkits. In a few minutes you can assemble a list of your favorite Twitter apps and share your curated list in the toolkits area of oneforty’s website. Handy!

Music Apps That Rock Twitter!

I put together a “Music Apps That Rock!” toolkit that features some of my favorite music related Twitter apps. Cheers to One Forty for adding it to their toolkit spotlight.

Browse The Toolkits

Other toolkits in the mix include oneforty’s staff picks for iPad apps, Rachel Happe’s Social Media Manager’s Toy Chest and @Skyle’s Social Business for Mobile.

What is oneforty?

One Forty is a Twitter marketplace based in Boston. Here’s how they describe themselves on the company’s about page

We’re here to help. We give you access to the very best tools that make Twitter valuable. We help developers reach the Twitter community and keep providing the innovations that make Twitter better for all of us. There’s an exploding ecosystem of applications and services for Twitter — way too many to keep track of! Your home on oneforty is your place to find, rate, collect and share the best tools for you, and to tell the world what you’re accomplishing with Twitter.

Amazing things are happening on Twitter. With the right tools, you can make amazing things happen too. What can YOU do in oneforty?!

Nearest Neighbor News Network

The Nearest Neighbor News Network is a collaborative filtering RSS aggregator recently created by Jacob Lee and Ben Hodes, students at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I submitted my feedburner feed for my site but it’s noted as invalid in the NNNN system. Looks like that might be a bug to send their way. They’ve got a development blog documenting their adventure. [via SearchViews]

UPDATE: I tried to fill out a comment on their development blog but it didn’t go through. I guess I’ll try a trackback and then old fashioned email. This is a screen shot of the problem I had adding three feeds.

Women tech/internet innovators in the Boston area?

I’m conspiring with someone on a project and one of the things we are working on is a list of people we’d like to invite to the first event. The list is 99% men. Are there any women in the Boston area who are tech/internet related innovators such as developers and founders of an interesting tech/internet application or website?

The iBook lives

So, as of late last night, I thought my iBook was dead. After only having purchased it on May 30th, this was quite sad. I went to the Apple Store tonight with a sigh and a hopeful smile. Surely they’d just give me a replacement since it had been less than two weeks and it had already died. They were very nice. Listened to my blathering story and obvious sadness. Then I turned on the computer. And it booted up just fine. That was curious. Brian, the tech at the “Genius Bar“, said he recognized my email address and thought he may have been to my website via a link on Adam Gaffin’s Boston Common. Fun! He suggested that I not run File Vault since (as far as he knew) I’m not in the FBI or CIA. Apparently that application can act up. Who knows if that’s what was going on when it went into its coma. Oh, and he’s got a weblog, too. Fun! It’s over at that he runs with his conspirator, Jake.

Now I just need to come up with a suitable name for the computer. The last one was Zippy. Something that starts with “Z”?

Better living through RSS options

I added an additional RSS feed for geek pals who requested that full entries of be available in their newsreaders. So, if you want to read everything I’ve said in a particular entry, add the index.xml feed to your reader. If you want the introductory snippet, add excerpts.xml to your reader. There are a couple buttons over on the left. “Listen Up!” my music recommendations sideblog over on the right has its own feed with full entries, too.

Let’s do the time warp again

Matt is boycotting Lockergnome because they are taking a step back to the mid-1990s with the HTML code on the website, foregoing standards such as CSS for layout. I always got the impression that Lockergnome’s content was intended for tech hobbyists — not so much for people who work for a living in the tech and online worlds. (And I’m mostly a tinkerer myself when it comes to my own website projects.) It seems like they have a responsibility to do the right thing to set a good example.

And speaking of Matt, I finally get to meet him at South by Southwest’s Interactive Festival this weekend. My plane gets in late on Saturday so I miss all the evening festivities Friday night and the first day of the conference on Saturday. But spending 3 1/2 days in Austin is a lot better than the zero I spent there last year.