My main focus as an analyst is on online communities and social networks, if you’ve the same focus, I highly recommend you attend the Graphing Social Patterns conference, started by Dave McClure. The conferences runs deep into the developer discussions, as well as is blossoming … Continue readingFocused on Social Networks? Attend Graphing Social Patterns
Expect the Groundswell to continue, in which people connect to each other –rather than institutions. Consumer adoption of social networks is increasing a rapid pace, brands are adopting even during a recession, so expect the space to rapidly innovate to match this trend. Clients can access this … Continue readingThe Future of the Social Web: In Five Eras
In my previous post, I asked a question for the chance to win one of two tickets to the Graphing Social Conference in Virginia. I was getting so many responses (over 20 in 12 hours) that I had to put a cap on the contest. … Continue readingCarmen, John, and Ajay on the future of White Label Social Networks
(I’ve shifted back to blogging, as some folks were overwhelmed with my tweet updates, this makes more sense rather than a blow-by-blow tweet report) What is OpenSocial First, if you don’t know what OpenSocial is read this: Explaining OpenSocial to your Executives. Forrester will be … Continue readingOpenSocial, by Google’s David Glazer
I’m rewarding two readers with a complimentary VIP pass to the Internet Strategy Forum Summit conference on July 17th at the Governor Hotel in downtown Portland. If you’re passionate about making your corporate website the best it can be, and want to connect with others … Continue readingGiveaway: Tickets to the Internet Strategy Forum Summit
There are two conferences that I recommend you attend if you read my blog, the topics and presentations are closely aligned to what I’m interested in, and I know both of the organizers –they give good conferences with high value. The first one is the … Continue readingUpcoming Conferences to Attend: Where will you be?
Live notes as I sit in the front row at Graphing Social Platform. Web Strategy Summary MySpace continues to beckon to developers to build widgets and applications on their social networks. They are friendly to industry-wide specs such as OpenSocial and are putting efforts to … Continue readingMySpace Developer Platform: Jim Benedetto, MySpace
[It’s a perfect day here in San Diego at Graphing Social Patterns, we’re right on the waterfront, but us geeks, well we tweeted, blogged, and talked in a dark room] Most of the presentations this morning have been very developer focused, I’m covering Graphing Social … Continue readingFor Success, Facebook Marketing Requires Risk Tolerance
What idiocy am I talking about? The idiocy of the first web craze from 1998-2001. I started off my career working at Exodus Communications, a premiere web host for the top web brands, at the headquarters in Santa Clara, in the heart of the valley … Continue readingCommemorating the Idiocy of the Dot Com Era: Did we Repeat or Reform?
Before you invest time and money in a widget strategy, you better know the challenges. This applies to VCs, Web Strategists, Developers, and even Social network companies An Objective View In this blog, I strive to provide a balanced viewpoint of both the benefits and … Continue readingThe Many Challenges of Widgets