Ubiquitous Social Networks for Business

Ubiquitous Social Networks for BusinessRate this post Google’s OpenSocial API’s could make a lot of sense for Business.  I started thinking along these lines after seeing how many of the initial partners in the initiative were quite business related:   companies like Salesforce, LinkedIn, Plaxo, and Oracle, for example.  I asked how much longer would businesses swim upstream trying to use Facebook for … Read More ›

Social Network Fatigue: Different Personalities Want to Spend Time Differently

Social Network Fatigue: Different Personalities Want to Spend Time DifferentlyRate this post Do you have children?  If so, you’ve probably heard them say to you many times, “I’m bored.”  Kids are always in search of something to do.  Something other than homework and chores, that is. Do you know many adults like that?  Not too many here.  Most adults I … Read More ›

There May Be a Bubble, But It Isn’t a Casino Economy

There May Be a Bubble, But It Isn’t a Casino EconomyRate this post I’m stuck chasing Nick Carr around today it seems.  He’s written about some dire predictions by economist Carlota Perez in the NY Times about the effects of companies spending so much money to acquire what are basically small startups.  In Carlota’s view, the normal cycle would see … Read More ›

If You Want to Favor Diversisty on the Internet, Increase Friction (+ Insights from Genetic Algorithms)

If You Want to Favor Diversisty on the Internet, Increase Friction (+ Insights from Genetic Algorithms)Rate this post Tim O’Reilly writes about similarities between Facebook, Quant Funds, and the Techmeme Leaderboard.  He says there is a danger of self-fulfilling prophecies when feedback mechanisms emphasize herd behaviour, and that this can ultimately interfere with the wisdom of crowds, which requires a … Read More ›

The Internet First Breeds Diversity Then Conformity: Punctuated Equilibrium

The Internet First Breeds Diversity Then Conformity: Punctuated EquilibriumRate this post I read with interest that TechMeme will soon offer a “leader board” (password protected so far) that shows the top 100 blogs. I went through the whole list and obligingly added a few to my reader list.  In the end of the day, I don’t think this list is very interesting because … Read More ›