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Social Media Impact

Today, I came across two articles that are both about the impact of social media. Well, one I had already heard about some time ago, but the write-up about “How Social Media Wound Up Costing $80,000” underscored what can happen … Continue reading
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What is the difference between social media and collaboration?

I still don’t really know what the term “social media” is supposed to refer to — to me, the entire Internet is one big social medium. To this date, I have yet to hear a passable operational definition of the … Continue reading
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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Social Networks

Via Michael Netzley (and in particular also the “For Immediate Release” podcast episode #693), I have become aware of a fascinating study of the “success” of social networks (whereby success is measured by size: “Changes may cause users to leave, … Continue reading
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You have exhausted my patience

The one thing you can depend on everybody, is that he is going to put his interest above yours. It’s strange: It almost seems that Milton Friedman only came to realize that “truth” during the interview from which that quote … Continue reading
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Notes from the Maelstrom

Instead of doing an endless series of separate searches, we tune the knobs on our stream-browser to continuously feed us just the information we need. cf. also “In the Information Age, People Will Not be Better Informed — They Will … Continue reading
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Nearly everyone gets paid from fraud — but fraud hurts the ecosystem in a massive way

On the heels of “What Most People Don’t Know About Social Media” and “Number 9, Revisited“, John Battelle writes: There’s only so much time in the day, and only so many pages where actual human beings are really paying attention, … Continue reading
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Language, Smart Terminals, Infinite Bandwidth and Distributed Network Effects

Recently, a friend of many years asked me why I think domains are important. This is a very smart person, and one who I also expect has read the “Wisdom of the Language“. Suffice it to say I was a … Continue reading
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Quora co-founder Adam D’Angelo describes the essence of the Wisdom of the Language

I think there is too much focus on what is first, what is new. It has to be about what is actually worth reading that is going to become important. According to the Wisdom of the Language, what is worth … Continue reading
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Operational Definition: How to Define “Social Media”

Here is a relatively simple operational definition of “social media”: Any second-level domain that is registered by one organization in all (or a vast majority of) first-level domains. Continue reading

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You must be passionate about each critical aspect of your business to be successful

Mike Mann: Look ahead to see what skill sets in your business require passion. You can find people who are passionate about accounting, human resources, and technical support. If they share some degree of your passion for your overall product … Continue reading
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