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When All News Is Breaking News – Everything Gets Broken
September 15, 2009 – 4:46 pm | One Comment
When All News Is Breaking News – Everything Gets Broken

The headlong rush into the real-time web means yet another acceleration of the news cycle.   At a certain point (some may say the daily paper, others the hourly blog or yet others, the 15 second …

Platforms Beat Applications
June 12, 2009 – 6:06 pm | 2 Comments
Platforms Beat Applications

Platforms beat applications.  OK -    So what is a platform?  The nomenclature of platforms and applications arise from technology but I will use a low tech retail metaphor.   An application in this analogy is …

The Other Side of Social Media – Part Three – The Digital Panopticon
May 23, 2009 – 8:53 pm | 3 Comments
The Other Side of Social Media – Part Three – The Digital Panopticon

This post is part three of a series raising questions about the mass adoption of social technologies. Here are links to part one and two. These posts will be opened to live discussion in an …

The Other Side of Social Media – Part Two
May 22, 2009 – 8:50 pm | No Comment

This post is part two of the series, “The Question Concerning Social Technology”. That appeared on Radar. Part one is here. These posts will be opened to live discussion in an upcoming …

The Real Time Web is a Beautiful Distraction
May 8, 2009 – 1:40 pm | 18 Comments

The ability to pay attention, focus and strategically disconnect will be a winning discipline of the next generation of business leaders.

Why Business Needs To Get Social – Recent Article in Forbes
April 21, 2009 – 6:22 pm | One Comment
Why Business Needs To Get Social – Recent Article in Forbes

After writing my last article in Forbes on why businesses need to understand the Social Web I decided to put up a graphic representing differences between a traditional business mindset and the social mindset.   Full …

Clay Shirky on the Falling Barriers to Group Action: Video Interview
February 17, 2009 – 10:03 pm | 2 Comments
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I spent much of last week on assignment in Las Vegas at the FastForward ’09 conference. FastForward is devoted to Search (more on that in the next post – along with a mindbending, Minority Report style video on the future of search). One of the highlights of the conference was this interview with Clay Shirky. He is one of the most incisive and articulate thinkers regarding the impacts that technology is having on society and business.

We Design For Possibility and Retrofit for Risk: Web 2.0 and Security – Part Two
February 6, 2009 – 8:12 pm | One Comment
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Generally speaking human beings consider possibility first and risk second… As a consequence we design for possibility and then retrofit for risk (if we are lucky). Drew Bartkiewicz of The Hartford has been considering data security and privacy in the age of social networks; an age marked by the explosion of personally identifiable information (PII) uploaded by users on blogs, video sites, social networks etc.

Web 2.0 Expo comes to NYC
September 7, 2008 – 2:36 pm | No Comment
Web 2.0 Expo comes to NYC

I am excited to be speaking at the upcoming Expo in New York -but more interested in hearing from this year’s line-up of speakers. Over the past few years the focus of the Expo …

Digital Storytelling – off the shelf
September 6, 2008 – 11:43 am | No Comment
Digital Storytelling – off the shelf

Back in the early ’90s The Men’s Wearhouse’s George Zimmer would come on the radio and play audio recordings of happy customers. It always struck me that this was the quintessential, brilliant campaign. …