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Social Media’s 2.0 Moment
March 24, 2013 – 4:12 am | No Comment
Social Media’s 2.0 Moment

The kernel of the argument I will make is that the social web is pressuring organizations to accelerate all forms of communications from “batch” processing to real-time interaction. The result is an fundamentally different approach to how a marketing/communications organization needs to be structured and serviced.

Facebook’s Timeline, Affordances and the End-of-Life Feature Trap
February 12, 2012 – 7:07 am | No Comment
Facebook’s Timeline, Affordances and the End-of-Life Feature Trap

I have just switched to Facebook’s timeline.   I did so grudgingly.  I don’t llke the new interface.   It makes my Facebook profile look like a color-drained MySpace page circa 2005.    I have never …

Google Plus, The Great Game and why Social is the One Ring to Bind the Internet OS
July 3, 2011 – 4:23 am | 6 Comments
Google Plus, The Great Game and why Social is the One Ring to Bind the Internet OS

The great game on the Internet is to own as many of the disparate pieces that make up The Internet Operating System.   The pieces of this puzzle are many (and well covered in Tim O’Reilly’s …

The Royal Wedding – and Participating Beyond The Broadcast
April 29, 2011 – 3:51 am | No Comment
The Royal Wedding – and Participating Beyond The Broadcast

Fundamental to the Internet as a many-to-many communications network  is the notion of disintermediation.   Everyone has their own broadcast tower and doesn’t need a middle-man to  put their voice into a public forum.  What’s …

The Real Time Web is Serious Business (For Forbes)
February 9, 2010 – 4:35 pm | One Comment
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My new article for Forbes covering the real-time web is out this morning here:
There is a lot of fuss and confusion over the term “real-time Web” epitomized in this recent comment on O’Reilly Radar:
“I’ve been …

2010 Prediction One: Privacy Makes the Frontpage
December 16, 2009 – 9:48 pm | 5 Comments
2010 Prediction One: Privacy Makes the Frontpage

While we have been wringing our hands over the loss of newspapers this year, I fundamentally believe that journalism will come out OK… I can’t say the same for the prospects of remaining anonymous in civic life.

Managing the Tension between Web 2.0 and Security Risk – Part One
February 4, 2009 – 11:20 pm | One Comment
Managing the Tension between Web 2.0 and Security Risk – Part One

Web 2.0 hinges upon the notion that online users add value through (1) explicit co-creation;  think of Dell’s Ideastorm or Threadless, (2)  their behavior; think Amazon’s recommendations “people like you also bought…” or (3) the …

Listening Beats Talking: Four Principles for Doing Business in the Network Economy
December 27, 2008 – 12:58 pm | 16 Comments
Listening Beats Talking: Four Principles for Doing Business in the Network Economy

Here are four key principles for creating a stronger business in the network economy:

Listening beats Talking
Open beats Closed
Relationships Beat Transactions
Questions beat Answers

Over the course of the next few posts I will …

Pirates and Poohbahs Unite!
October 15, 2008 – 9:14 pm | 4 Comments
Pirates and Poohbahs Unite!

Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend a Forrester round table on the future of the Social Web put together by Jeremiah Owyang and hosted by SAP (thanks to both for an incredible job).  It …

The Harder Stuff – Leadership, Culture and Change
October 8, 2008 – 9:23 am | 4 Comments

I often refer to the “harder stuff” as shorthand for leadership, change, culture and implementation so I thought I would reproduce a post I made in Radar last week titled, “ Getting Web 2.0 right: …