Throughout my career, I have been blessed with the ability to effectively translate technology issues to business users. At one point I was even told that I “explain technology to the users in a way that makes sense and does not make them feel stupid.” This has also been a focus for this blog, explaining… Read More Bridging The Technology Communication Gap
I have not talked about a book I was reading for a while, but today that changes. I recently finished Trust Agents by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith, months after all of the initial reviews appeared. In the interest of full disclosure, I did not receive a review copy or a free copy, I bought… Read More Just Go Out And Buy Trust Agents
Twitter lists have been available now for a short while and the blogosphere has been talking about them constantly. We have heard the reasoning behind much of it, like aiding user discovery and having users define their own suggested users list. Maybe I am getting crankier as I age, but I call bullshit. This has… Read More Twitter Lists Are Not About Discovery
Ever since FriendFeed added their subscriber counts to FeedBurner (with my complaints), I have been wondering how we should really deal with the different audiences that consume the content that we create. As I sat down to write some thoughts, Chris Brogan posted a similar idea. Thankfully, he took his post in a different direction,… Read More Who Is Your Audience And Are Audiences Different?
Image via Wikipedia Chris Brogan has been making me think a lot lately. The other day he asked what inspires people to action. He has a very lofty goal: My goal with every blog post is to get you thinking in a way that might cause a change in your course of action. As a… Read More Why Do You Write Code?
Image via CrunchBase As usual, Chris Brogan has a very good post regarding people in the real world and social media. The basic idea is that “normal” people live in a different world than the social media crowd: Sometimes, it’s worth flashing a bit of a public reminder that even though it seems like lots… Read More Facebook is the Key to the Mainstream