Tag Archives: Digital Media

Emerging Ecosystems & Platforms

I’m at David Kirkpatrick’s iMeme conference in SF. It’s likely going to be a treat. The speakers and the attendees are of great caliber. As an ex-platform guy who’s recently spent a lot of time thinking about social infrastructure, I’m … Continue reading

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Rebooting Business Models

An interesting company to watch is EveryZing (what used to be Podzinger). My friend Tom Wilde recently took the reigns as CEO. His task is similar to that of many CEOs of Series B companies–take good tech that has gone … Continue reading

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Advertising on UGC Sites

comScore has published the results of a study on consumer response to ads in different formats/properties. Not surprisingly, Gen Y and those close to them are showing different propensity to engage with and trust an ad than the older population. … Continue reading

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The Rise of Social Infrastructure

I wrote this piece on social infrastructure last fall for the inaugural issue of Social Computing Magazine. As most startups, SCM was a little late to launch and hence some of the data and references in the article are dated. … Continue reading

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Social Computing Magazine

After many years with SYS-CON, my friend Jeremy Geelan has struck it on his own with Social Computing Magazine. Worth keeping an eye on it as Jeremy has a number of sharp people (and me) on the editorial board. Computing … Continue reading

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Long Tail Worries

Found an interesting study by Lex Miron from CIBC World Markets that tries to test for the existence of a long tail in interactive media properties using Nielsen Net Ratings (NNR) data. Lex measures user engagement as total number of minutes spent on a … Continue reading

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Impedance Mismatch: Technology Outpaces The Law (Yet Again)

Impedance mismatch is defined as a term “which describes an inadequate or excessive ability of one system to accommodate input from another.” With the pace of change in technology exceeding that of many other areas in society, there is plenty … Continue reading

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Widget Convergence: Web-to-Desktop

The guys at Goowy and yourminis blog that you can now put your widgets on your desktop, all thanks to Adobe Apollo. I tried it and it’s pretty neat, despite the fact that it is alpha tech running on alpha tech. … Continue reading

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Widgets, Widgets, Everywhere

Widgets are the new cool. Everyone agrees they are a big phenomenon that’s here to stay. No, widgets are not new. They’ve been around for a very long time in multiple technology implementations. Some prior examples are in Brad Feld’s … Continue reading

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MySpace Doesn’t Want You to Make Money

In the continuing saga of MySpace vs. third-parties-who-want-to-make-a-buck, MySpace recently blocked Revver. TechCrunch got MySpace PR to explain why it happened. If a widget violates our TOS, we block them. Breaches would include any person, widget or software that violates … Continue reading

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