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Quantifying My Life

It started with my Nike+ chip in my shoe about 4 years ago.  I was a runner at the time and had been manually mapping and measuring my runs using the “get directions” function on Google Maps to record my distances.  With the chip on board...

Posted January 22, 2014    

Does Anyone Still Read Industry Publications?

I was working my way through a professional membership application when the questions turned to demographics. How big is your organization? What is your budget? How many people in your department? Then they popped the question that I hadn’t been...

Posted April 4, 2013    

Why is Yammer Worth $1.2B to Microsoft?

You cannot underestimate the power of "working out loud" with social tools.Over the last 48 hours there have been many words written about the rumored Microsoft acquisition of Yammer, but very little about just what Yammer is and...

Posted June 15, 2012    

Facebook Today, Reminds Me of AOL in 1998

TweetI find myself more and more leaving the constraints of Facebook and stepping out into the deep end of the social web.It was an interesting time, 1998. The early Internet starter kits were beginning to make it out. Netscape had introduced a nice...

Posted March 22, 2011