Category Archives: open social

To Twitter or just copy Twitter?


In technology there are few more important questions than “What’s going to happen with Twitter”.    As with many early adopter issues, only the digerati and a few smart marketers understand how profoundly and importantly Twitter is reshaping the online … Continue reading

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Malik: Facebook Connect is better than Colin Farrell?


I can’t help but think Om Malik is under some kind of Facebook conference spell when he first criticizes their presentation as too stylish (comparing Mark Zuckerberg to that bastion of style and wit Colin Farrell = OUCH!) but then … Continue reading

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Facebook tells me I’m overweight – this is *good* targeted advertising?


Logging into Facebook I was assaulted presented with an advertisement featuring a picture of an incredibly fit fellow’s chiseled abdomen with the caption “48 YR OLD Overweight?”…. I suppose I should be thankful this was not a picture of a … Continue reading

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Open Source and profits may not mix


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Weave -ing the twisted path to browser enlightenment?


Mozilla is announcing Weave, an application that will enhance the browsing experience in various ways.   I’m somewhat confused about what this means to users, but my early understanding is that this is a Flock-like approach, trying to make the browser environment a better … Continue reading

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Blogger and OpenID


Reshma Kumar over at Webguild is reporting on Google’s upcoming launch of blogger based blog commenting that will support OpenID.   This is a great development and kudos to Google for again doing the right thing, which is making it easy … Continue reading

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Yahoo! WAKE UP!


It’s very frustrating being a Yahoo shareholder. Not because Yahoo isn’t a good company, in fact Yahoo is a *great* company. Not because Yahoo doesn’t seem to “get it”, Yahoo arguably “gets it” better than almost all other companies in … Continue reading

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