Recent Facebook Changes Are Good (F8 2011)

September 23, 2011 § Leave a comment


September 23, 2011. In my opinion, the new Facebook changes are positive. Think about it, people were starting to get a little bored with Facebook, Google+ made some waves over the summer, and other networks like Diaspora, are getting ready to launch.

So sure…this puts pressure on Facebook to stay up to date with features and functions and they have to work hard to remain relevant. That is what this last effort was geared towards. In a nutshell, what did they do: « Read the rest of this entry »

What is Diaspora?

September 22, 2011 § 1 Comment


September 22, 2011,

Over the last year or two, Diaspora has been telling the world it is coming and making a lot of big promises. They have also spent some time claiming that new features in places like Facebook and Google+ are inspired by their work (based on what people in the know might have shared).

While I love the concepts they espouse, I am curious to see if they can actually do this in such a way that is more compelling than the current options out there. Also, this sounds to me a little like  MySpace – “we give you the tools and you design the experience.” This was an interesting experiment, but had a big impact on why MySpace did not succeed.

Therefore, I ask the question…what is the point of too much control for people to have over their own experience. This might just be the next experiment to answer that question.

If you are curious about Diaspora….below is the latest email to people on the beta list, which offers a fairly good explanation about what Diaspora is.

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Why Social Media? For Customer Centricity’s Sake

March 30, 2011 § Leave a comment


March 30, 2011.  I had an epiphany today (yesterday really at this point). It is a simple one based on a comment I heard from a major organization: “I am tired of hearing about social…what is the point.”  Well, here is the point…if you are a consumer focused company than you have to care about social media. Why…85% of American does. In fact, turn the table for one minute…in an era of fairly intense competition why should consumers care about you if you are not willing to “hang out” where they are? « Read the rest of this entry »

My Facebook Hacked! Why it Was Good and Bad Experience

February 22, 2011 § 1 Comment


Got Hacked

2.21.11  Last Thursday morning I got a text from a friend asking me if the “iPad news was spam”. At first, I was not sure what he was referring to so I checked the news to see what was out there. Sure enough, some rumors were swirling around regarding the upcoming release of the  iPad. I let him know what he’s hearing is probably true, especially since it is being reported in the New York Times. « Read the rest of this entry »

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