Category Archives: Social Media

Wired Magazine’s claim that “The Web is Dead”

Finally got around to reading last month’s Wired cover article proclaiming the death of the World Wide Web due to the App Store trend in every consumer electronic device; the popularity of walled gardens like Facebook; and the emergence of dedicated media pipes like iTunes, Kindles, and Netflix. First off, I don’t agree that the [...]

Nice update to Twitter email notifications about new followers

Sometime in the last day, email notifications to me about new followers of my Twitter account were accompanied with information about who the person is.  The information in the email now includes the number of followers that user has, the number of people he/she follows and the number of Tweets from that person.     [...]

Celebrating Twitter turning 3 by digging up my most important Tweets

On March 21, Twitter turned 3 years old.  (That also happens to be the first full day of spring.)  So I decided to dig into my Twitter archives to find my most significant tweets since my very first one on May 17, 2007.   You can see my first 16 tweets using the very cool [...]

IntenseDebate creates the commenting system platform

About a month ago, I wrote a blog post expressing my disappointment with the lack of evolution in the IntenseDebate commenting engine.  My disappointed was rooted in seeing feature after feature being added to competing systems like JS-Kit and Disqus.  Most of all, I was bummed out that I couldn’t easily add Facebook Connect login [...]

Social Media and Goverment SMC Event

If you missed the panel I moderated last week on Social Media and Government, the video archive from UStream is embedded below. Live Broadcasting by Ustream

SMC February Panel Discussion – Social Media and Government (I’m moderating)

Join me Tuesday, February 17 for the monthly meeting of the San Francisco / Silicon Valley chapter of Social Media Club at Loopt’s Moutain View Office.  This month, yours truly will be moderating a panel exploring usage of Social Media practices and tools to achieve, among other things, government transparency. Participating in the panel will [...]

Surfing Material

Here’s a few items I’ve found on the web this past week that I thought you should check out. Tim O’Reilly on Why I Love Twitter – Great post from a great thinker on the web and emerging media The Beginners Guide to Promoting Your Blog by Jason Falls – if you’re new to blogging [...]

About Yahoo Pipes and using it in an Intelligence Dashboard

We’re going to spend a little bit of times on Yahoo! Pipes before going forward.  As you’ve seen so far, we’ve been doing a lot with RSS in building the intelligence dashboard on NetVibes.  But sometimes, the content we want to aggregate isn’t in a feed form like RSS or Atom.  That’s where Yahoo Pipes [...]

Adding YouTube and Flickr content to your NetVibes intelligence dashboard

In the previous post, I started things by adding some basic monitoring feeds from Google Blog Search, Twitter, and Technorati to the NetVibes intelligence dashboard I’m building to monitor Tesla Motors around the web. The result looked like this.   Before I forget, I should mention that you can see the work in progress by [...]

Building an Intelligence Dashboard: Add some RSS Feeds to Netvibes

  This is part 1 in a series of building an intelligence dashboard using NetVibes.  What’s an intelligence dashboard? An intelligence dashboard helps you keep your pulse on…well, there’s a lot of things you can keep your pulse on.  In this series, we’re going to build an intelligence dashboard to assist with monitoring Tesla Motors [...]

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