Like every early adopters, I’ve been playing with Google+ and have a few thoughts about it.
Five ways in which people and companies manage their social media presence.
Six weeks ago, it was with great joy and hopes that I joined GroupM, leaving behind the safety of a big bank for the more tumultuous waters of media and advertising. At the time, however, I did not expect things to turn as they just did: I’ve been laid off as I was told that [...]
I am a tad obsessive about my address book. While there are several thousand people in it, I tend to believe that I need to make sure that they stay current and I look to my address book as the center of my social network. but it ought to work more like a personal relationship [...]
There’s been discussion lately about Second Life and how its reported numbers seem to be off. Clay Shirky, on Valleywag, has been deconstructing the numbers claiming that the emperor wore no clothes. The funny thing is that this was coinciding with some research I’ve been doing to better understand whether SecondLife is a flash in [...]
This year marks the 10th anniversary edition of the TNL.net predictions for the year ahead. In past years, I’ve been batting above 50 percent in terms of predictions, except when it comes to naming what will happen with specific companies. The trends are generally correct (or in some case, early) and I always look at [...]
In previous entries, I looked at the benefits and issues with social networks. As they move forward, here’s a list of opportunities relating to social networks.Â 5. Data Mining/Research A main attribute of social networks is how much data people provide to them. On top of it, this data and the interaction of users on [...]
After exploring why social networks fail, I also have to consider why people are still joining them, in spite of their failures. So, going along the same approach, here I am with 5 reasons why social networks can succeed: 5. Viral Nature They key to social networks quickly moving up in size is their viral [...]
I was recently invited by Jason Calacanis to A Small World, the uber-exclusive social network (don’t ask for invitations, it’s a privilege I haven’t been granted since I’m a newcomer there). This has prompted me to think about a number of issues relating to social networks in general. In this entry, I will try to [...]
Since 1997, It’s been a long running game here at TNL.net central to make wild predictions about the upcoming year that have turned out to be only somewhat off (and, as always, I promise to revisit them around the end of next year to assess how far off base I was) so here goes this [...]