Over 20% of the population of the United States does not have a physical phone line any more. They rely solely on cellular phones for their telephone communications. (Which is part of the reason why opinion polling so rarely represents the opinion of the actual public… but that is a topic for another post!) The […]
I am absolutely over-the-moon about Project Sugru and the philosophy behind it.
Recently I have spent a lot more time looking, reading, listening and taking things in, rather than generating more content. What I have seen is an enormous number of people trying to game the system, no matter what that “system” is. Posting pointless comments to blogs in the hope of getting another mililiter of Google-juice, […]
I have been spending a lot of time recently thinking about the implications that Dunbar’s Number has on social media (and our ever-more-connected ways of living), and trying to divine some patterns that we might see emerging in the future. If the human mind is only capable of maintaining somewhere in the rage of 150 […]
I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the Monkeysphere recently, (properly called, Dunbar’s Number), and I am suddenly seeing references to the underlying concepts everywhere. Case in point: Musician Amanda Palmer posted to her blog about how little The News intrudes into her life. In the post she asks: How much of how […]
The term “social media” has been a bit of a problem for my business. I help people devise and implement effective plans for how to participate in this new world of “social media”. However, the people who most need my help and who I most want to work with, are not generally familiar with the […]
The early web was a participatory environment. Everyone created web pages, and openly published their Bookmarks. People would visit your site, see your content, and – from your list of Bookmarks – jump to their next destination. Online content flourished. People created web pages for everything under the sun. I worked for NASA at the […]
Today I had the opportunity to attend a Biznik event hosted by George Huang and Leif Hansen that was focused on getting more qualified leads for your business. Sounds trite, I know, but it was a very effective class, and there was one interaction in particular which really resonated with me…
For centuries now, people have burned fuel to produce the energy they needed. Coal and wood for heat and cooking, whale oil for lighting, and now petroleum for… well… everything! The process of burning a source material – be it wood, coal, oil, natural gas, or otherwise – is a destructive process.
General Motors has just announced that it is killing the Saturn brand. I remember when Saturn came out. It was revolutionary. An American car manufacturer was actually going to start manufacturing their cars in America! What a revolutionary idea!! On top of that, they were going to make them practical. Reasonably sized, made of resilient […]