Is it Worth Retweeting?

Much as I love Twitter, the signal to noise ratio is pretty high. A major source of noise is when multiple people you follow retweet the same item. Worth Retweeting? is a simple Twitter mashup designed to help you avoid excessive retweeting. The way it works is that you enter your Twitter user name and the user name of the Twitterer you are thinking of retweeting. Worth Retweeting? then shows you what percentage of your followers also follow the other … Continue reading

The Minneapolis StarTribune’s Updated Mobile Site is Content-Rich

The Minneapolis StarTribune has updated its mobile site. The old site was really designed for PDA’s but usability scaled down to typical phones fairly well. The new one is a pure mobile xhtml page. There are links to about 25 breaking news stories on the front page organized into Weather, News, Sports, Business and Entertainment sections . Each section header links to additional stories for that section. Additional front page links go to obituaries, editorials, stock quotes, blogs, columnists, movie … Continue reading

South Carolina and Darlington Raceway News and Videos is the combined web presence of a number of South Carolina news outlets including Myrtle Beach’s WBTW News13, the Florence Morning News, Hartsville Messenger, Marion Star, Mullins Enterprise, Lake City News & Post and The Weekly Observer. The mobile version of the site offers news, weather, sports and entertainment for the Grand Strand and Pee Dee areas of South Carolina. A unique feature of SCnow is a sub-site,, with news, race information and videos from the legendary Darlington … Continue reading

Instant Mobilizer Taking Off

Ronan Cremin at dotMobi sent over an image containing sheetshots of some of the thousands of sites that have been created with Instant Mobilizer since its launch at MWC two months ago.  I’ve reproduced a small part of it above.  The whole image is 2714 x 3473  px so what you are looking at is only about 1/60 of it.  If you want to see it all,  click here.  Be warned that the jpeg is a little over 3 MB … Continue reading

Virgin Mobile US to Bundle Opera Mini

At CTIA, Opera Software and Virgin Mobile USA (VM) announced a deal where the operator will bundle Opera Mini with future handsets.  In the US, Virgin Mobile is a join venture between Richard Branson’s  Virgin Group and Sprint/Nextel. Starting April 14th, users of eight current Virgin Mobile phones will be able to download Opera Mini 4.2 for free from the VirginXL on-deck app store.  Although eight phones are said to be supported, Virgin has only named four; the Samsung M310 … Continue reading

The Economist’s Free Mobile Site

Prestigious international affairs and business news weekly The Economist, has quietly dropped the pay wall on their mobile edition. The mobile site which used to cost $7.95 a month is now completely free. The Economist Mobile includes a selection of articles from the paper’s main on-line site and the print edition. There are typically around 50 articles on the mobile site divided into News, Politics, Leaders, Business, Science and Technology and Business Travel sections. Most articles include single mobile sized … Continue reading

Found on the Mobile Web #56

Found on the Mobile Web is a weekly WAP Review feature listing newly added and updated sites on the mobile portal and WapReview mobile site directory. With these latest additions the directory and portal now list 1537 mobile sites. Entertainment/Life Style/Fashion and Style Mobile site of Vancouver based young women’s clothing retailer Aritzia.  It’s a slick looking site designed by and featuring fashion photos, runway and interview videos and a store locator. Content: Usability: News Indian … Continue reading

The Times’ New Mobile Going Out Guide

The venerable (founded 1785) U.K. daily  The Times, has a rather nice mobile site at  The attractive and content rich site features articles from the paper’s News, Business, Sport, Tech & Web, Entertainment, Weather, Markets and Jobs sections. But that’s not all, earlier this month The Times launched a new feature,  the  Going Out Guide. It’s a location based directory of nearby events, movies and watering holes. The guide looks useful with a large database of establishments, reviews and … Continue reading