When people talk about social media and corporations, ROI is eventually mentioned. This stems from the fact that people see social media as another form of marketing or advertising. Marketing and advertising always have ROI linked to them because there is a lot of money spent. For example, if you spend $10 million on TV… Read More Why Measure ROI Of Social Media?
It has been a few months since the “RSS IS DEAD!” meme popped up, but the release of some new tools has sparked conversation again. I am ignoring the people who just say that they use Twitter to get their news, because you can easily miss too much no matter how diligent you watch your… Read More RSS, Human Filters And Real Time Streams
Google Reader has been getting a lot of attention lately. This attention is due to the newer social features that the team has been adding. Given that my attempt at humor failed as usual and did not really explain what I was thinking. So, I decided I should write a more serious post about what… Read More A More Serious Look At Google Reader
PLEASE REVIEW THE MORE RECENT VERSION FOR FEBRUARY 2010. I recently wrote about what programming languages jobs are currently requiring. In the comments and other venues, people mentioned it would be really interesting to see the job trends over time. So, I decided to see what trend information I could find. Thankfully, Indeed and SimplyHired… Read More Traditional Programming Language Job Trends
As I have said several times before, I am an information addict. I have Google Reader open all day, and FriendFeed open most of the day (except when I really need to get work done). I must admit that I love you Google Reader. However, there are a few issues we need to work on.… Read More I Love You Google Reader, But We Have Some Issues
In the past week we have seen some interesting developments from Google. Inquisitr calls the social gadgets on iGoogle a “stealth attack against Facebook”: You see, very quietly Google has been working in the background on their social initiative and now as they start to roll out more and more of the smaller parts that… Read More We Are Just Google's Social Test Subjects
The news has been all about the Facebook purchase of FriendFeed. I have already talked about that, but there was bigger news in the software development world. VMware bought SpringSource, and as a java software developer it is my duty to talk about this. The linked story has the perfect quote for why this deal… Read More VMware Gets The Source Of Spring
So, the news of the FriendFeed purchase by Facebook has spread very quickly. Now, we need to ask the question of why. Why did Facebook buy FriendFeed when they have been “stealing” features for quite some time? In that post two months ago, I mentioned that FriendFeed is innovating and we would see what the… Read More Why Did Facebook Buy FriendFeed?
Unless you live under a rock, you have heard that there were massive DDOS attacks that affected Twitter, Facebook and a few other sites. The sites affected had varying degrees of success in staying functional, but Twitter seemed to be the hardest hit. Given that Twitter was having issues for most of the day, many… Read More Yet Another Call For A Federated Twitter