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Technology is Your Business (?)
October 31, 2009 – 3:57 pm | One Comment
Technology is Your Business (?)

The punchline for me is that if you are saying that technology isn’t actually your business there is likely a technology company that is realizing that they are actually in your business.

Interview with John Hagel on The Real Time Web
October 28, 2009 – 6:44 pm | One Comment

I was fortunate enough to get a chance to sit down with John Hagel at last week’s Web 2.0 Summit and discuss a few big-ticket emerging trends: (1) the rise of the “real time” web, (2) the move from the information web (the web of documents) to the social web (the web of people) and (3) the continued promise of mobile devices.

Online Etiquette Versus Offline Etiquette
October 23, 2009 – 12:59 pm | 6 Comments

So this is a hard question to distill into two minutes. “Is there a difference between online versus offline etiquette?” The answer is obviously yes. I have met a few …

Past is Present – Nothing Dies on the Web
October 22, 2009 – 12:20 pm | No Comment
Past is Present – Nothing Dies on the Web

In a normal social context you might think your brainless comment or slip of the tongue will quickly pass out of memory. On the social web you are often on-the-record, forever so judgment and a new sensitivity to the norms of the Social Web are critical.

Apophenia – The Sign Of Our Times
October 20, 2009 – 7:45 am | No Comment
Apophenia – The Sign Of Our Times

I came across this word today while attending (virtually) a session “What Comes Next For the Web.”
Apophenia is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. The term was coined in …

Should Broadband Access Should Be a Right?
October 17, 2009 – 5:49 pm | 4 Comments
Should Broadband Access Should Be a Right?

Cross-post from Radar:
This week gave us two reasons to reconsider the state of broadband connectivity in the US.
First, Finland has announced that it will guarantee broadband access as a right for all its citizens:

Starting next …

Climate Change and The Problem With Being Right
October 15, 2009 – 10:57 am | No Comment
Climate Change and The Problem With Being Right

It is an odd confluence of events that leads to this short post on an unusual topic.  The topic is climate change.  It is unusual because I rarely focus on environmental or political issues on …

Real Time Statistics – The Social Web
October 14, 2009 – 9:08 pm | No Comment

Gary Hayes has put together a running counter that depicts the various transactions occurring across the Social Web. It is a great visualization that shows how much activity (blog posts, tweets etc.)  is taking …

When Your Customers Know More Than You Do…
October 9, 2009 – 11:51 am | No Comment
When Your Customers Know More Than You Do…

I flew to Boston this week on business.  My United flight was delayed after leaving the gate.   As the passengers began receiving the mandatory “15 minutes more” message from the flight crew, the woman seated …

Blogging Guidelines from FTC and Changing Laws in the Age of the Social Web
October 8, 2009 – 8:54 pm | No Comment

We are at the beginning of a long rewrite of laws as a direct result of the rise of the Social Web.
Early this week, the FTC posted updated guidelines governing paid endorsements and sponsorships (first …