The Vicious Cycle of Assumptions and Stereotypes

Let me step away from technology and business for a few moments. I’ve got something to discuss as it is still elusive to people. As humans, we tend to put people into boxes. On the egregious end, it results in things like racism and sexism. On the more mild end, it causes things like disappointment […]

Online Media: Relationships and Finding Signal In the Noise

When I first started using Twitter in the fall of 2006, I was one of only a few thousand people using this weird new service. It was fun because my friends were there. I’m an early adopter when it comes to technology so it’s not all that uncommon to find me on some new online […]

The Rise and Fall of Friends

We have been transformed. We have been transformed from a culture of Leave it to Beaver, where friends were next door neighbors or maybe work or church associates, into a culture where “friend” is a status symbol peddled by the gazillion social networks. It’s not uncommon to hear someone at a tech conferenct like Blog […]

La Intersección de los Círculos Sociales

¿Quiénes están incluidos en tus networks sociales? ¿Que criterio utilizas para incluirlos? El tema se puede poner de lo mas controversial. Hay personas cuya meta es tener la mayor cantidad de “amigos” en Facebook, por ejemplo. Otros hacen un esfuerzo por limitar su exposición en estos networks. Si la utilidad de un network social depende […]

Grokking What Makes People Tick via Skype

Total fun for a Friday. I’ve just realized that I have to laugh at people (including myself) when it comes to Mood Messages in IM. So in the spirit of good natured fun, let’s see what people are about via my Skype contact list (people online right now): Arieanna Schweber is ummm… loving punctuation. Chris […]