Category : Social Media

Technology Perceptions

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/Jvesci/status/206036866028412928″] Pittsburgh tech blogger Jaclyn V (@Jvesci) was in a car wreck this AM and the twitter post she made about it above struck me as interesting.  Just a few days ago I was having a conversation with a friend of mine (who’s not much older than Jaclyn) where…

Zuck’s Sweatshirt

Mark Zuckerberg goes on TV to ring the bell in 5 days and the big question is, will he be wearing his Sweatshirt or will he put on a suit jacket? I’m not planning to invest in Facebook, but if I were, I would be hoping he sticks to his…

Guess I’m Moving to Massachusets

I have spoken before about the potential for, and profitability of, dating sites.  Over the weekend I spent a little time fooling around with OKCupid and I came away pretty impressed.  I suppose the world may always need Match.coms for simplicity, but OKCupid does something very interesting with questions.  They…

Live TV Fights Back

Live television is more profitable then recorded or “On Demand” television.  People have no choice but to sit through the ads, and that means the advertisers pay more money if people watch your show live.  The problem is, people have lives (and they don’t like ads).  I’ve argued before that…

When Democratizing Isn’t Good

On Tuesday I wrote a post called “Democratizing Spelling”.  It had to do with how Google is using the websites they’ve indexed and the search terms they’ve received to decide how a word IS spelled instead of using a dictionary to look up how a word SHOULD be spelled.  I…

Social Dating Website – The Holy Grail

There were not one but two recent articles that crossed my path recently about online dating.  It got me thinking about a subject I’ve come back to at least two different times (one and two), the idea of a social dating site.  There is just so much information available on…

Foursquare “Save”, GREAT Idea

I was perusing Twitter this morning and found a post about “Pricey Bars That Are Worth the Money”.  I was quite interested to see what they had in mind, so I clicked through to KDKA’s website.  It listed three bars, all of which sounded like a good time.  In particular…

Some Observations and Thoughts on The PG’s Website

The Post-Gazette completely redesigned their website earlier this week.  What I’d like to do is make two lists, first I’ll highlight the changes I observed (the critical ones anyway) and then I’ll share some thoughts on what I think it all means.  I’m not going to share thoughts on the…

Getting a Job Based on Data or Social

The world is full of interesting spaces where the current technology’s days are numbered, but what will replace it is not quite clear yet.  Take television, Like many things, the days of the traditional resume are numbered.  Take News, Media, or Television as examples that I’ve discussed before.  Today, I’ve…

Picking Through the Picked Over – Part 1: Social

I don’t spend a lot of time in the stock market.  In spite of my background as an MBA, these days I tend to feel that there are better opportunities elsewhere (real estate for safety and small companies for growth).  That said, as the future of IT (cloud and social)…