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Abandoning my networking rolodex and relying entirely on LinkedIn

My company is in the process of being acquired by IBM, and while this has many positives, it means that we will all be switching from Microsoft Outlook over to Lotus Notes.  This feels a little bit like switching from … Continue reading

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In the amusing world of off-the-mark Twitter adver-followers, I’m caught by surprise: a well-targeted one

People who spend any time on twitter are familiar with the adver-followers.  You see with delight that you have a new follower, only to realize that the account now following you isn’t really a person at all.  Instead, it’s a … Continue reading

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Egypt proves Malcolm Gladwell was wrong about social media… and right

In October 2010, Malcolm Gladwell published an article in the New Yorker entitled “Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted“.  In the article, he rejects the idea that social networking tools like Twitter and Facebook will be agents … Continue reading

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I’ve written over 1000 tweets in the last 15 months. How much time have I wasted?

I started experimenting with Twitter (and social networking in general) 15 months ago, and just this week, I sent my 1000th tweet.  It seems like a good time to take a step back and ask whether this is a good … Continue reading

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My pre-schooler leads me to an Ah-ha moment about location-based services

As much as I enjoy gadgets and playing with new technology, I always find myself a little behind the curve on the latest trends.  When blogs first became popular four or five years ago, I was skeptical.  I remember the … Continue reading

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