When the Mashable post on social media traffic was published, I read it without much surprise. Facebook is huge and getting huger. Then I saw the same charts on another blog, and then another. That last time I noticed something hidden in the charts. My first thought was that the data must be flawed in… Read More Is LinkedIn Really Growing Faster Than Twitter?
As we continue to publish about our lives on social networks and other social services like Foursquare or Gowalla, the question about how this affects a job search will continue to appear. A recent blog post comes from Allen Stern of CenterNetworks that specifically talks about social location or check-in services. Again, the issue of… Read More Your Life Online Could Affect Your Job Search
I know that Google’s Social Search was released days ago and is now old news, but I wanted to use it for a bit before really commenting. Generally speaking it is an interesting idea to use your contacts from various social sites to drive search results. The idea they are exploring is that your social… Read More Social Search Is Useless Without Context
About two weeks ago, Alexander Van Elsas had an interesting post where he asked several questions about the current state of web applications. There were a few questions that really bothered me as I initially thought they had been answered several times: If everything becomes open and connected, what will happen to the big destinations?… Read More With All This Openness Where Is The Destination?
Image via Wikipedia Over the weekend, Mark Evans made the claim that social media is going to disappear. If you read the post, you will realize that the title is more like link bait because Mark’s main idea is that social media is going to evolve. social media as a hyperbole-driven, standalone, new-kid-on-the-block entity is… Read More Social Media Evolution, Are We Losing The Social Part?
As is typical on the weekends I talked to my oldest brother. We are very different people with very different interests. I am a fairly liberal democrat and he is slowly becoming more of a conservative republican. I am a software developer and he is in sales and marketing. I am mostly an introvert, and… Read More Be Prepared, the Mainstream is Coming
Image via Wikipedia Every day, you will see someone complaining about the noise on FriendFeed. Typically, the user will talk about how they are going to trim the subscriptions. Contrary to what some people say, this is probably a good idea, not only on FriendFeed but everywhere there are social subscriptions. If you begin to… Read More Size Does Not Matter, It is How You Use It
There have been several recent posts where people list the blogs that they are reading. It is an interesting idea, but what about someone new to the social media scene? What sites should they visit, what blogs should they read and why is everyone complaining so much? So, I figured I should highlight what some… Read More Quick Guide To Social Media
Given the recent block of Google Friend Connect by Facebook, TechCrunch and Robert Scoble decided to start an argument. This is perfect fodder for this week’s bitchmeme as there are a few issues that people tend to ignore. First, if you put any data on the internet, privacy is an afterthought. Basically, if you put… Read More Privacy and Data Ownership Do Not Apply
Contrary to recent opinion, social networking is still growing by leaps and bounds. However, the news that people are focusing on is the “high profile” exodus of Bill Gates from Facebook, or the lack of monetization for the sites. The Bill Gates profile can be ignored as it is not a sign of things to… Read More Rumors of Social Networking’s Death are Highly Exaggerated