Are You Captain of Your Destiny?
Returning to quickly skim my blog reader 1,000+ after two weeks’ head-in-the-sand, I see ‘Pownce acquired,’Â and ‘Yahoo’s Chief of Insights Joins Bunchball.’Â MyÂ spin radarÂ immediately starts blipping, because I know that behind the ‘good news,’ guts are wrenching. Decisions are being made for people, and that never feels good. Yet another reminder that all the sacrifices may […]
Social Media Quagmire
What happens when you build your business around a technology that disappears overnight? What happens when you build a client base, a pool of prospective clients or an otherwise niche demographic that is dependent on some other third party? Many times it works out. Effective consultants have built their business on less than reliable third […]
Pownce Dies, We Called It
The death of Pownce seems to have been a big news-getter. It’s unclear why except that star-power was behind the company (Kevin Rose of Digg, Ariel Waldman, Leah Culver). As noted in the myriad of echo chamber articles here, here, here, here, here and here (left unlinked because our policy is not to link to […]
Brightkite: Blazing New Paths in Microcontent
A few weeks ago, I received an invite to Brightkite so I signed up, being the early adopter that I am. What I saw instantly resonated with me. Before I get into the technical and usability “stuff” let me explain the resonance I had. first there was Twitter which blazed onto the scene with the […]