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Try then buy: A Web 2.0 update on an old idea

I just realized I did something interesting yesterday, and I didn’t even think about the broader implication at the time. The short version of the story isn’t so thrilling: I bought a book. But here’s the backstory. A year or two ago I discovered this guy on the Internet who had some useful, and sometimes […]

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Check Facebook settings often

So, this weekend I’m showing a friend, someone who has had a Facebook account for some time but who has seldom used it, how to raise his privacy settings and limit what his applications do with his information. It used to be that clicking on “Applications” under settings was enough to reveal all the Facebook […]

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Content isn’t enough

A little while ago, I attended a webinar with The Customer Collective, on “social selling” (Selling with Web 2.0). In it, the presenters, all marketing experts, agreed that good content is absolutely essential, but it’s no longer enough on its own. (Oh. And here I thought I was finally starting to catch up.) Instead of […]

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What’s in a name, anyway?

Apparently, a lot. You’ve got to read the story this guy tells about trying to name his puppy “Snowball.” Words elude me. ea/ http://digitalroam.typepad.com/digital_roam/2009/07/meet-the-puppy-police-worst-userexperience-ever.html

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It’s not Twitter, it’s the tweets!

I think content can — and does — stand alone, and without it the media tools are useless.

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Great relationships — online or off

A great friendship depends on the people in it, not the medium they use.

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On communications

(Sometimes words just get in the way…) ea/