Second Life selects Amazon’s Simple Storage Service

I’ve been watching the online data storage space very carefully, interesting to see how Linden has gone with Amazon’s S3 service. By reading his reasoning, it seems more of a solution to fill bandwidth needs rather than massive storage data. If you’re not sure why Online Data Storage matters, read my 40 points on the future of Online Data Storage. Or read more of my posts tagged on “Data Storage“.

Blog Audience Measurement: Don’t forget the “Who” question!

I was invited as a panelist at the Blog Business Summit from Maryam, but my current schedule is just too busy, I can tell that I missed a great event. For starters, the relevant conversation of Blog Audience Measurement at the Blog Business Summit with Tris and Andru is exactly the conversation I need to get involved with. Check out Joe’s breakdown from the discussion, he brings forth some of the tactics discussed. We know that we can measure some parts of blogs, read my thoughts on Signs of a Healthy Blog: Resonation: 1) Analytics 2) Trackbacks 3) Comments 4) Benchmark changes 5) Qualitative evaluation. Just yesterday, I had a conversation with some Silicon Valley Marketing Managers around Social Media … Continue readingBlog Audience Measurement: Don’t forget the “Who” question!

Disclosure on the Blogosphere

In the recent past, there’s been quite a bit of discussion around bloggers that are being paid to blog, but don’t reveal their professional connections, which may motivate them to blog. The two worse cases are PayPerPost, a service that pays bloggers to talk about products (disclosure is not required) and the Walmart Flog that was created and written by PR firm Edelman. Chris Heuer lead a roundtable last night focused down on the topic. We had some brief conversations about this at the Social Media Club on Monday, and it’s great to see such a focused conversation on it. Michael Arrington encourages folks to talk about this as it’s an issue that could unravel the trust and intention of … Continue readingDisclosure on the Blogosphere

Wiki Showdown at Web SIG

I’m blogging live from Hurricane Electric, a web hosting company in Fremont CA who is hosting this Oct meeting of Web SIG. There are four wiki companies here; JotSpot, Socialtext, Atlassian, and Wetpaint. I was very happy to finally run into Zoli, I’ve admired his thoughts and viewpoints from his blog for quite some time. Moderated by Peter Theony and Structuredwikis LLC Audience Poll 80% are using wikipedia 50% are wiki editors Ward Cunningham was founder A wiki is always in motion Wikis have been around since 1995 Ben Elowitz from WetPaint Rich user experience, niche communities, aimed at consumer space. Many of the wikis encourage embedding of images, and code snippets to YouTube and other video sites Jon … Continue readingWiki Showdown at Web SIG

Web SIG Tonight. Jeremiah to be Judge

Heh, this is fun.  I’ll be a costume contest judge for the Silicon Valley Web SIG event tonight.  I discussed the group in a previous post, or you can go to their site directly to learn more. What a way to kick off a new group. The topic focus will be based around wiki technology and deployment. I only have my prisoner costume, which is not too matrix style, but who’s going to tell me no? I’m the Judge!  😉

Classy move by IE7 Team

The good folks at the IE7 team have sent Mozilla’s Firefox team a cake congratulating them.  Just a few days ago I was talking about how Microsoft really gets community, and is reaching out.  Here’s another great example. Martin and I did a podcast interview with the IE7 team, I even asked Dean “Why should someone switch from Firefox to IE?” He gave a great answer, I recommend you listen in to hear his response. Way to go FF team for the release (I’ll upgrade as soon as it comes out) and IE teams.  Is it possible that we can peacfully co-exist in a multi-browser world?  I’ll vote yes.