Archive for the ‘networks’ Category

Slow News Day or Techmeme Bias?

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

It must truly be a slow news day. Upon visiting the Techmeme homepage earlier, I was greeted by a front page headline (i.e. top news story) that spotlights the bicker between Michael Arrington and Wired. Is this truly the most interesting, pertinent, hot topic item of the moment? Is this the most thought-provoking, conversation-igniting meme of the day? I hope not. If so, I’m taking a long vacation and re-assessing my priorities…


Crowdsourcing: An Attempt At Organized Chaos?

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Yesterday, the fate of Cambrian House was sealed. After raising over $7 million, the Canadian crowdsourcing firm shut its doors after an unsuccessful attempt at a new round of financing. So what gave? Was it a lack of focus or poor management? Or was the model doomed to fail in the first place?


The Demise of Facebook?

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

In a short period of time, Facebook has established itself as one of the top social networks on the Internet. But this meteoric rise has hit a plateau. It’s hard to say why this has happened, but my guess is that Facebook applications are starting to have an adverse effect on the network.


Building Our Heroes

Monday, May 5th, 2008

The following guest post was written by social media expert and blogger Steve Spalding. He can be found on the web at How To Split An Atom or History of Blogging.

The great thing about family is that you can always count on them.

They’re there for you when times are hard, when the chips are down, when you need support. Kind of like Social Media.

You can also count on them to fight, feud and frustrate you to no end. To be the thorn that your side has always been missing. Kind of like Social Media.


CakePHP - The New Ruby on Rails?

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

The hype surrounding CakePHP is obvious. This open source web application framework is gaining widespread exposure and quickly becoming the framework of choice for many new websites. As I have stated in previous blog posts, I am not a programmer. For this reason, the discussion will take place at a high level.