Monthly Archives: June 2007


My Powerset Post is now HERE at Technology Report

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Google: Taking the computing out of your computer. Good for Google.

Google’s increasingly clever and bold initiatives to help people cope with virtual “paperwork” underscore their brilliancy in providing a simple and highly productive computing environment that is *not very dependent* on your own computer or your own computer skills. Google … Continue reading

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Online Advertising Primer from Google

This post “Advertising Primer” has moved to Technology Report

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Conversational Marketing is an Oxymoron

Well, I don’t think I’m going to be invited to speak at the upcoming Conversational Marketing conference by FM. I wrote the note below to John Battelle and I think it summarizes my feelings about why I think Conversational Marketing … Continue reading

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People Ready for conversational marketing please disclose yourself, or better yet just go away.

OK, Tony‘s got the great analysis of the trainwreck caused by what Federated Media is calling “the birth of conversational marketing”. He’s pointed out that this is not about the integrity of the individual bloggers involved, rather the hypocrisy and … Continue reading

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People Ready to shill for Microsoft are:

I’m leaving the list above blank because it is an exaggeration to impugn the integrity of the folks who participated in the Microsoft “People Ready” campaign as part of what campaign creator Federated Media is calling “the birth of conversational … Continue reading

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Chico the Wonder Dog

Christmas 2006 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck. Chico the Wonder Dog is a fine fellow and deserves another post, partly because he’s fallen to number two in the Google rankings for “Chico the Wonder Dog” when clearly he deserves to be … Continue reading

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Blinding hypocrisy of blogging elites or just web biz as usual?

Valleywag is taking Mike Arrington, Om Malik, and John Battelle to task for allegedly doing a Federated Media version of the “pay to post” blogging these guys have been ridiculing for over a year. I’ve noted the mild hypocrisy of … Continue reading

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BBC Social Media – bravo!

Look for a lot more social media journalism like this wonderful BBC experiment where a journalist is travelling Turkey to guage the pulse of things before the upcoming elections. IMHO the BBC is the pinacle of journalistic integrity and achievement, … Continue reading

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Bill Gates finally graduates from college

Harvard has awarded Bill Gates his degree – just a few decades since he dropped out – and he even got to deliver the commencement address this year.   An address that was brilliant and timely. Gates called on the historic … Continue reading

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