Archive for November 2007

Google Reader Feed Recommendations – Bring on "Passively Social” Products

TweetI’ve been waiting for Google Reader to roll out the feed recommendation service that just popped into my feed reader yesterday. I think this service will actually be far more useful for people who consume a ton of feeds than it will for those who are casual feed readers. This assertion isn’t based on any […]

Google Shared Items – Make It Better So I Can Use It

TweetWhen I first heard about the Google Shared Stuff application, I was definitely intrigued. I’ve always used del.icio.us to keep track of random pages I find across the web, but I’ve never really loved the interface. The main drawback I have is that I read all of my feeds in Google Reader and it’s so […]

San Jose Mercury News – Forget the Ivy League: Most valley CEOs went public

TweetI was browsing the Merc today and came across this interesting article titled “San Jose Mercury News – Forget the Ivy League: Most valley CEOs went public” about how two-thirds of the CEOs at the largest public companies in Silicon Valley got their undergraduate degrees at public institutions. It was a good read in terms […]

Best Article I’ve Read on Facebook Beacon Thus Far – Charlene Li at Forrester

TweetI’ve been reading a bunch of posts on the Facebook Beacon launch. Most of them either say it will end up being a privacy nightmare, highly annoying, or extremely useful. I hadn’t read anything that I felt was both personal and balanced. Well, I really enjoyed Charlene Li’s piece on her recent experiences encountering Facebook […]

Thoughts on "Mobile Web: So Close Yet So Far – New York Times” in the Sunday NYT

TweetI read this article (apparently I was late to the blogosphere party on this one) Mobile Web: So Close Yet So Far – New York Times in the Sunday NYT and I wasn’t really sure why this was news. As far as I can tell, the basic thrust of the article is that the mobile […]

Observations from the MIT/Stanford VLAB Event on Web 3.0

TweetI was able to attend the first half of the MIT/Stanford VLAB’s event on Web 3.0 and it was a good overview, in my opinion. I wasn’t able to stay for the entire thing, but here are a few thoughts and observations I had during my time at the event. Market-driven innovation as a pre-cursor […]

Blog Migration

TweetI’m moving my blog over to a new hosting provider to deal with some of the performance issues I’ve been experiencing with my current provider. I’m trying to make this a seamless change, but there might be some hiccups for the next few days. The URL will stay the same. It shouldn’t impact any of […]

Are Smart People Wasting Time on Bad Ideas?

TweetAbout 2-3 times per year I’ll happen upon a conversation thread that makes me uncomfortable. If I hear it from one person whose opinion I respect, I tend to file it away. If I hear it from two people whose opinion I respect, I make note of it. If I hear it from 3 people […]

Would You Trust a Web App to Schedule Appointments for You?

TweetAs a follow-up to a previous post about web applications I wish existed, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about how people who don’t have administrative support can reduce the burden associated with scheduling meetings. One idea I’ve had for awhile is the idea; of a “black box” web application that could read […]

Inbox 2.0 – I Think it’s Too Late to Matter for Social Networking (but fix them anyway)

TweetI’ve been reading a few of these posts about Inbox 2.0 and the “Biggest Social Graphs” and they line up with some things I’ve been thinking as well. I’ve posted two blurbs recently on email and social networking – you can read them here and here. Overall, I do agree that email inboxes do contain […]