February 06, 2008

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October 21, 2007

The October Lions' Invite Lists are available for download

For October, Three “Invite to Connect” Lists are available for download in the Download Section of Your Lions’ Liar Menu October2007WelcomeALL.csv (1143 Lions) October2007AcceptALL.csv (575 Lions) October2007WelcomeAllSpeadsheet.csv (1143 Lions with additional “market affiliation” fields for sorting, filtering, and selective inviting) The current plan... [continued]

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May 25, 2006

Do You REALLY Want to be a Microsoft Guinea Pig AGAIN? | Vista and Office 2007 Beta 2 "Might Suck Less" - But This Time I'll Be Letting Others Find Out First

Yesterday, I dutifully downloaded the Vista and Office 2007 Beta 2 releases from Microsoft.  Then I suddenly took pause.  Here we go again. Do I really really what to be guinea pig for Microsoft?  Haven’t I bled enough for them... [continued]

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March 21, 2006

Planning, Funding, Executing, and Exiting a New Venture | Gerry Lemberg

Planning, Funding, Executing and Exiting a New Venture by Gerry Lemberg   An entrepreneur is that rare gifted person who has foresight, is firm and resolute, able to motivate and lead others and understands that the value of an idea... [continued]

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March 17, 2006

FIND OF THE WEEK: HumanPages - "LinkedIn With A Heart?"

As it turns out, there is now more than one way to run a SPAM-Proof Online People Directory and Referral Service.  Move over LinkedIn — Introducing HumanPages. HumanPages is the brainchild of Chris Bartlett.  I first met Chris in December 2005... [continued]

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March 13, 2006

High-Performance Social Networking - Part II: The Natural Life-Cycle of a Personal Network

In Part I of High-Performance Social Networking, we looked at the eight basic networking styles in terms of their basic orientation towards their respective PANs, CANs, and FANs. In Part II, we examine the natural life-cycle of a personal social... [continued]

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March 10, 2006

All Things Web 2.0 - "THE LIST"

 NOTE:  The most current listings are now available as a continuously updated Open Directory at “All Things Web 2.0 – The Directory”  — cgm (08/16/06)  Last night I was talking with Bob Stumpel who runs the Web 2.0 Group on... [continued]

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Bad Code is Good Business"

I’ve been busy over the past few months sorting through and testing a lot of “Me2Web2” applications.   I do this periodically as my own feeble attempt to catch a glimpse of the future — as well as garner some new approaches to resolve some very tiresome bottlenecks I find... [continued]

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January 23, 2006

High-Performance Social Networking - Part I: The 8 Basic Networking Styles

The 8 Basic Styles of High-Performance Social Networking is the first of a three part follow-up post to my original "Right Sizing" Your PANs, CANs, and FANs -- which was my first humble attempt to lend some clarity to the... [continued]

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November 04, 2005

FIND OF THE WEEK - Dave Pollard's "WHAT THE BLOGOSPHERE WANTS MORE OF" Sidebar

This is a true FIND OF THE WEEK.  Unlike most of my finds, which are posts I come across while online, I found this one as I was throwing out one of those “extra sheets” my printer often spits out.  ... [continued]

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A Functional View of Social Networking - Highlighting the Challenges Moving Forward

I have to admit, I’ve always been “soft on” diagrams.   Diagrams are always a great way to tease out, sort, organise, and “reality test” discrete elements out of total ambiguity and confusion.  Which is why they are such great tools for both... [continued]

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October 31, 2005

To Think It Up Or To Look It Up - That is the Question

Over the weekend, I got caught with my pants down — again.  I was engaged in an energetic debate on “some issue” when suddenly the tables turned on me when my bluff was called.  During the discussion, I was caught... [continued]

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October 19, 2005

Let George Washington Spread Your Message | A Clever Analog Promotional Technique

A few Fridays ago, I was perusing the New York Times with coffee-in-hand. (Something I can do occasionally if I manage to get to the Times before my wife completely dismantles it and uses relevant sections for pet clean-up tasks —... [continued]

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October 18, 2005

Measuring The ACTUAL Blogosphere Part 1 - Technorati View

Technorati 100 or Feedster 500? 10 million or 70 million blogs? Confused? … So was I. … Time For A Blogosphere Meta-Analysis. Introducing "The Sacred Cow Dung 500 Index" (or the "Dung 500 Meta-Analysis") This is the first of a... [continued]

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October 06, 2005

The Politics of Denial - Fiscal Responsibility vs Un-Checked Power

Denial Isn’t Always Bad As I have mentioned before, denial is not necessarily a bad thing.  Denial is clearly quite useful to keep organisations and groups on track towards long-term goals and not be too distracted by short-term setbacks and... [continued]

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September 29, 2005

The Start of Internet Tsunami 2.0 Averted? eBay Shareholders Get the Final Word: "Skype Who?"

[“Uncle!  Uncle!  I give Up” — I really thought I could make it as the last hold-out in the VC Blogosphere NOT to comment on the Skype-eBay (or is it eBay-Skype?) Deal — Wrong again — cgm] What the Skype/eBay Deal Says... [continued]

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September 28, 2005

How To Go From Number 50,000 to Number 20,000 on Technorati in 24 Hours

When I got into the office this morning I had the usual bunch of administrative tasks facing me.  It was still early, so the phones weren’t yet ringing off the hook.  Rather than face up to my routine duties, I... [continued]

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September 25, 2005

FIND OF THE WEEK - Confused About Web 2.0? Web 2.0 - The Diagram

I’ve been extremely resistant to adopting the term “Web 2.0”.   My excuse has been, and continues to be, a very simple one: I firmly believe the term “Web 2.0” has caught on for all the wrong reasons.   The term “Web 2.0”... [continued]

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September 17, 2005

Soon-To-Be Myth? FireFox is Less Vulnerable than Internet Explorer (IE)

My experience has been that Techies never miss a beat whenever someone has a problem with any Redmond product — always a good occasion to rub in how much better [Open Source | Linux | FireFox | Mozilla | Thunderbird... [continued]

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September 08, 2005

One for My MISS LIST - TRANSNEURONIX

As per my previous post, this is my inaugural MISS LIST ( or PASS REGRET) post.   This deal was a PASS which came back to haunt me with a vengeance this summer.  With this deal, I had some concerns related... [continued]

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