Category : Social Media

Integrating Services and Why Google Doesn’t Bother Me

Every couple of months I go to see a short little man who works at the Nordstrom’s in Charlotte to talk work clothes and usually buy a few shirts, a pair of pants or two and sometimes a pair of shoes.  I know that Nordstrom’s is not the cheapest place…

The Next Steve Jobs

The other day I wrote a post about how Steve Jobs made Apple a great company by slowly but surely helping people conquer their fears about technology.  He made computers usable without knowing how to type on a command line with the mac, made the crazy complicated world of music…

Yammer, Twitter, Skype, Sametime and How Enterprises Will Adopt Technology

As I perused my reader this morning I found an interesting note on TechCrunch talking about both the success of Yammer! and mentioning that they’ll be raising another round of financing.  For those of you who don’t know about Yammer! it is a set of social media technologies that can…

Welcome to Facebank

I was scanning through my morning news and came across this interesting little prediction from Gartner (via RWW); Facebook and other social networks will begin to add banking and insurance services.  The rest of the article is a snooze fest that mainly revolves around 3 points: Social Media sites need…

Twitter for Fun, Pittsburgh Fear Factor

A few months ago, right after the original announcement that Batman would be filming in Pittsburgh, something really funny happened; people decided to use Twitter to imagine what Batman would be like if he was a Yinzer.  I wrote a blog post about it then.  It’s a fun use of…

MicroMedia in the Burgh

I wrote last week about the changing world of Mass Media.  Well, some of the future is here in Pittsburgh and I thought I’d bring it to my readers attention: The Baristas is a “For the Internet” TV program produced right here in the Burgh.  It’s humorous and well put…

The Future of Media is Here, When’s The Past Going Away?

Lately I’ve seen several articles that lump all the media industries together (Books, Newspapers, Magazines, Music, TV, Movies) and discuss their impending doom.  The story goes that the era of commissioning, creating, publicizing, distribution, selling is coming to an end.  In this post Mainstream Media world creation will be accomplished by…

Even if Twitter isn’t For Everyone, It’s For Everyone

Fred Wilson noted a few days ago that there were 400M unique visitors to Twitter.com and only 100M people logged in.  That implies that 25% of the people who visit Twitter.com don’t login.  On top of that, there are about 40% of active users that do not tweet at all….

Social Media Stalling?

I’m going to present these two conversations without comment today… I might write a post about the stories behind them later in the week.  “Hacking Enterprise IT” will be back tomorrow. ——

Personal Security for Personal Services/Business

I’m a little late to the discussion about AirBnB and security, but I do have a thought.  For those of you not involved, the original problem was a blog post about a horrible experience from someone in SF who rented out her house.  The response was on the slow side,…