Obviously, people like lists. The problem is that if people do not end up on the list they get upset. This week’s installment of “you forgot about me!” is started by Robert Scoble. He posted a list of “tech” people that he considered the most interesting on FriendFeed. I know I complained at first as… Read More FriendFeed is a Tool, Use It However You Want
In Jason Calacanis‘ latest newsletter that is not a blog, he makes what sounds like an outlandish suggestion: 50-80% of the venture-backed startups currently operating will shut down or go on life-support (i.e. 3-4 folks working on them) within the next 18 months. Anyone who has read much on startups and small businesses will realize… Read More Calacanis Makes Not-So-Shocking Statement About Startup Failure!
What an interesting news day! Everyone knew that the gPhone was being announced, but that is not what I am talking about today. At the TechStars demo day, it was announced that Automattic acquired IntenseDebate. This was unexpected. It is also news that creates a very interesting situation, because Disqus, the other major blog commenting… Read More IntenseDebate, It’s Automattic!
Everyone has written a post about Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere report. There have been arguments on whether blogging is really mainstream or whether it is not. There are additional comments on whether blogging is just powered by things like WordPress and Blogger, or does it include Twitter and FriendFeed. People are getting caught up… Read More It is Not About the State of the Blogosphere, It Is About Traffic
Image by libraryman via Flickr When you have moved as much as my wife and I have, you get used to dreadful customer service. Moving requires you to call your cable company, telephone company, utility companies, and any other company that requires a physical mailing address. Because a lot of their customers move at some… Read More Customer Service Can Make the Difference
Early adopters like to try every shiny new toy. This is why and how they became early adopters. They are always looking for the tool that gives them an edge or the application that will be the next big thing. This also means that they are more willing to try a new application. This does… Read More Sometimes You Need To Be Resistant To Change
Image via Wikipedia Obviously, the US financial crisis is on a lot of people’s mind. Given the downturn in real estate and the financial sector, investments are taking a beating. Of course, if you are an investor and have listened to practical investment advice, you have diversified your portfolio. If you have diversified, your investments… Read More What Can Developers Learn From the Financial Crisis?
This is a guest post from David Peralty of Xfep and a member of the Grand Effect blog network. When I first started blogging, it had already become old hat for some, and while the term didn’t exist in popular culture there was already a shift happening among the idealists and technophiles: things were moving… Read More Insights From Three Years of Blogging
When I first heard the news that Yammer had won TechCrunch50, I scratched my head. Yammer? Is that the “enterprise” twitter application? Yes, it is. There was nothing better? According to the conference, no, there was not. Thankfully, I am not the only one who feels that way. Eric Eldon at VentureBeat feels the same… Read More Yammer? Nothing Else Was Better?
I have worked with all sorts of people, conservatives, ex-military personnel, liberals, hippies, jocks, homosexuals and a whole lot more. IT and software development attract a lot of different people. I never really cared what their religious beliefs or political views were because it has no relevance to their work. I also try to avoid… Read More Who Did You Learn From Today?