With the US population celebrating Labor Day today, I figured I would talk about one of the dangers of work, entrepreneurship and social media. The danger I speak of is “burnout” and the potential disaster it can cause. Burnout has always been a danger for people working in high stress environments, or those people working… Read More Are You Flirting With Burnout And Disaster?
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
I normally start my day by reading my RSS feeds and checking my blog stats and assorted other things. Imagine my surprise this morning when I checked my blog subscriber count. I glanced at the number and was shocked that it was almost double. I figured there was something being double counted, so I continued… Read More Subscriber Counts Now Mean Nothing
It seems that this weekend’s bitchmeme is courtesy of Robert Scoble‘s actions on Twitter. Louis Gray caught Mr. Scoble with his hand in the cookie jar: Tonight, I noticed and asked Robert myself if this was his “FriendFeed revenue strategy”. His answer? “You caught me red handed!” Louis’ only complaint was that Robert did not… Read More It Is All About Money
The other day, a Disqus user and friendly developer created the Disqus2FF tool. The tool allows blogs using Disqus to synchronize comments between FriendFeed and Disqus. For the most part, it has been praised by many Disqus users as a way to consolidate some of the conversation fragmentation. ReadWriteWeb has a similar solution on their… Read More Is Comment Sync From FriendFeed Bad For The Conversation?
It was an interesting weekend with the Twitter phishing and hacking and the FriendFeed bitchmeme. I was trying to avoid getting involved until I read Paul Buchheit’s post. First, I want to point out something that is very important. As he states in the title of his post, “Overnight success takes a long time”. I… Read More Overnight Success And FriendFeed Needs
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! I wanted to make sure I led with that in case I forget by the end 🙂 Since the year is coming to a close, I wanted to write a post about what was going to happen in the next year. This is not a prediction post on… Read More What to Expect in 2009
Yes, I have another guest post over at LouisGray.com. The post is titled “Increased Activity Streams Boost Social Median’s Chances” and is loosely summarized as follows: The one problem I have been having with SocialMedian has been the need to manually “clip” stories that I find interesting on the internet. Many social news sites, i.e.… Read More YAGP: Social Median and Activity Streams
As I watched FriendFeed and Twitter scroll by with updates about social media, lifestreaming and the mainstream, I realized something. I think the “early adopters” are wrong. For lack of a better option, I am lumping myself in this group as well. As usual, Louis Gray has a fantastic post about lifestreaming and participation. Today,… Read More Facebook and YahooBuzz: The Power Couple