You may have heard of a new site called Simler. Wait. You haven’t? Well, the first thing you should do is check Louis Gray’s latest coverage of the site. Why should you check this out? Well, Louis has written three posts on Simler, and normally when you get that much coverage from Louis, you are… Read More Are We Simler? A Chat With Ryan Goodwin
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
For whatever reason, Google decided to release three different things on one day. Due to such an event, the blogosphere had a collective heart attack and had no idea what to write about. I am going to look at the three announcements and talk about what they really mean. First, we can look at the… Read More Google Announces Major Social and E-Commerce Push
I have mentioned on this blog that I was not a fan of the mobile location network applications like BrightKite, FourSquare, Gowalla and others. My thinking was that posting my location to various services had no purpose. The highly connected early adopters love these applications because they never know who may be near by to… Read More I Finally Understand The Power Of Mobile Social Applications
There are hundreds of millions of people using social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, and many more. For the most part, these sites have not changed significantly. Some sites, like Facebook and FriendFeed, have modified their display to react quicker to the “real time web”. Others have changed so little, like Twitter, that mini-industries… Read More What Is Next For Social Media?
Facebook had two totally separate announcements recently that did not sounds like a huge deal. First, there was the multi-query capability or batch queries for database people. That is a nice little feature, but it does not sound like big news. We’ve just released a new Platform API method, fql.multiquery, which lets you send a… Read More Facebook Is Incrementally Winning the Web
With the new FriendFeed beta, everyone has an opinion on whether it is better than the old version and is it better than Twitter and Facebook. Not surprisingly, Seth Godin had the perfect post regarding this. Granted, his post is about jeans and the difference between a zipper and a button-fly, but the point is… Read More Better For You May Not Mean Better For Me
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?
Image by luc legay via Flickr As sites like Ning, Facebook and Twitter continue to grow and make their content readily available, what is possible starts to change. Social Media sites have mostly decided that a freely available API is good for both them and their users. Twitter is a perfect example of this idea.… Read More Social Media Mining, The Data Is Out There
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