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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 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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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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August 16, 2005

Bill Gates is Right - Windows Stimulates Innovation - Much More than MacOS or Linux

I have been a fan of the MacOS for years — and still am.  While I use a Windows machine myself, I maintain a mixed network at home and I have my entire family on MacIntosh machines.  Why?  To decrease... [continued]

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August 15, 2005

Isn't Smaller Just Better? More on this Stupid "Search Engine Index Size" Controversy

I like to look at trends.  And I like to periodically measure the trends I look at.  Perhaps they are misleading but I do find tracking the rates of change in certain concepts on the Internet (and blogosphere) useful.   I’d... [continued]

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August 09, 2005

DID UC THIS? Notable Links in Venture Capital, Technology, New Media, Bloggging, and Healthcare

[Interesting posts I ran across but didn’t comment on — a reflection of my lack of value-add — NOT the merits of the items themselves. — cgm] Venture Capital The Entrepreneurial Mind: A Niche Market is Never as Safe and... [continued]

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August 05, 2005

My Find of the Week -- The Entrepreneurial Mind

The Entrepreneurial Mind This is a blog written by Jeff Cornwall, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Belmont University. I came across this blog because of an interesting post he wrote this week — The Entrepreneurial Mind: A Niche... [continued]

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July 31, 2005

Deep Thinking about Weblogs

Deep Thinking about Weblogs [Being a newbie to blogging, I still appreciate a great essay on blogging.  Andrew Grumet wrote this essay in May 2003 and it’s the best overview on blogging I’ve seen to date.  Not only is it... [continued]

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Deep Thinking about Weblogs

Deep Thinking about Weblogs [Being a newbie to blogging, I still appreciate a great essay on blogging.  Andrew Grumet wrote this essay in May 2003 and it’s the best overview on blogging I’ve seen to date.  Not only is it... [continued]

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A VC: Comscore Measures Blogs

A VC: Comscore Measures Blogs [Fred Wilson is “an investor and board member of Comscore, which owns Media Metrix, and is also owns the largest web measurement panel in the world with over 2 million panelists.”  Fred posted some of... [continued]

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July 10, 2005

Opinionated VCs "Bravely" Find Their Voice

I have often characterised venture capitalists as “a bunch of guys who — talk to themselves, evaluate guys with visions, and  treat visions with money instead of medication.” So when an VC takes the time to actually transcribe their “internal... [continued]

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July 04, 2005

From Cafes to Blogs -- French Blogging is Huge -- Does This Surprise Anyone?

I was told several months ago that I was a natural for blogging because — I am a New Yorker, I am a VC, and I am French — therefore I have three orders of magnitude more opinions than most —... [continued]

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