Month: October 2010

Social Media Primer Video

The above video is only three minutes long and is totally worth it because it can show (easier then I can write) how social media, once universally adopted, has the potential to: Democratize the information process. Create a perfect market. The only thing it doesn’t show well is how social…

Twitter v Facebook Part 4: Why You Should be Using Both

I’ve had an idea in my head for a post for almost two months.  Essentially, I wanted to try to explain the difference between Twitter and Facebook in practical terms.  Since the idea has sat in the hopper for so long, it has evolved a life of its own.  I’ve…

Twitter v Facebook Part 3: Statefullness, Because Friendships are Forever

I’ve had an idea in my head for a post for almost two months.  Essentially, I wanted to try to explain the difference between Twitter and Facebook in practical terms.  Since the idea has sat in the hopper for so long, it has evolved a life of its own.  I’ve…

Twitter v Facebook Part 2: A Content Focus – Anonymity, @Replies and Focus

I’ve had an idea in my head for a post for almost two months.  Essentially, I wanted to try to explain the difference between Twitter and Facebook in practical terms.  Since the idea has sat in the hopper for so long, it has evolved a life of its own.  I’ve…

Twitter v Facebook Part 1: Twitter is for Content, Facebook is for Relationships

I’ve had an idea in my head for a post for almost two months.  Essentially, I wanted to try to explain the difference between Twitter and Facebook in practical terms.  Since the idea has sat in the hopper for so long, it has evolved a life of its own.  I’ve…

Sauerkraut Sunday: The All Nippon Airways Version

I was served the above dish aboard my flight to Japan yesterday.  I’m not quite sure whether it was intended to be sauerkraut or cole slaw and it tasted like something in the middle (the menu only described it as “a Japanese delicacy”.  It was definitely cabbage though, which is…

Who Will Be The “Winning” GroupOn Clone?

I read this morning that Mark Cuban (originally a Lebo grad) entered what TechCrunch is calling the “Daily Deals Space”.  I like the name better then “GroupOn Clones”, so I’m stealing it.  Whatever you call the space, it’s getting pretty crowded in there.  Which lead me to the question, “how…

The College Years

A lot of people do what they have to do.  You want to get yourself to a position where you can do what you want to do. -Chamillionaire Believe it or not, Chamillionaire (the rapper) was actually referring to entrepreneurship and his next line had nothing to do with ghettos. …

Chrome as the social layer

With all of the work Google has been doing in the social space and all of the talent they’ve been acquiring, there have been a lot of talking heads discussing what they should do.  I suggested buying Twitter and folding in apps like Picasa so that it worked like Facebook’s…

Is Our Idle Time Advancing?

Many people in the United States purchase one or fewer books every year. Many of those people have seen every single episode of American Idol. There is clearly a correlation here. -Seth Godin I was shocked to read yesterday that, last month, users spent 927,000,000 hours (over 400,000 man years!)…