Monthly Archives: February 2009

Facing Facebook Friendships, sociologically speaking


In a  recent interview with The Economist called “Primates on Facebook” Facebook’s resident sociologist (hey Mark Z, got any more Sociology jobs at Facebook?)  reports that even though we have a lot more projection of our stuff out to the … Continue reading

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DOW 7000: It is almost over


Update:  Monday’s brought the DOW near 6800.  Could I have been too optimistic? Sure it’s presumptuous for me to think I can call the DOW low at 7000 even though I said so back in November, and sure you’d be … Continue reading

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Obama Speech – long on inspiration but short on details


I liked Obama’s speech.  This will be among the most challenging times in US history by all accounts and I think we were right to pick somebody who can speak and act powerfully dealing with both the rich and the … Continue reading

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Obama Presidential Address February 24, 2009. Text Transcript of Obama Speech


Madame Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, and the First Lady of the United States: I’ve come here tonight not only to address the distinguished men and women in this great chamber, but to speak frankly and directly to … Continue reading

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Slumdog Millionaire means more than a movie


Watching Slumdog Millionaire scoop up Oscars tonight is more than a sign that this is a great film. I’d suggest it’s also a sign that the world is getting smaller and flatter and that brilliant, talented folks don’t all come … Continue reading

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Hulu Aliens Eat Boxee’s Brain


Hulu.com had one of the best superbowl commercials, where the increasingly menacing and chubby Alec Baldwin explains Hulu’s plans for world domination as a brain-eating alien. I thought they were kidding and just pretending to be ruthless and menacing aliens. … Continue reading

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The End of Economic Exhuberance


The markets as predictions of our economic future have spoken (are speaking might be more accurate) and appear to think the stimulus spending plan … won’t do much.    Optimists can note however that they also are not predicting a finanacial … Continue reading

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Twitter Celebrities – The Celebrity Twitter List


Twitter Celebrities – my list on Twitter ———— Soon  almost everybody who spends much time online will be on Twitter, the world’s most popular, fastest growing, and best funded microblogging service where you can share and obtain snippets of news, … Continue reading

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Twestival and Charity:Water


Thursday the Twitter community is coming together in cities all over the world to meet and have fun, and support a great international development cause called Charity:Water that works to solve what is arguably the world’s single most pressing problem … Continue reading

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Dvorak on SEO as Snake Oil Salesmanship


John Dvorak has an interesting article today about his own misadventures with SEO – specifically URL renaming to improve Google indexing. Based on advice from a friend and SEO expert John renamed the URLs at his website and wound up … Continue reading

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