Tag Archives: Web 2.0

Don’t Let Social Media Become the Internet’s Catty Corner

Nearly a decade ago, I sent a very angry e-mail to a group of colleagues at the startup company I was working for at the time.  It was rancorous, it was self-righteous, above all… I was right, goldarnit. Shortly after I sent the missive, my boss – the CEO of the 80-person-strong startup I was […]
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Canada 3.0 And The Illusion Of Scarcity

The other night I was having dinner with a friend and her teen-aged daughter who – not unlike many of her age – was struggling with the idea that some people, specifically those of a ‘wiser’ generation, just didn’t understand things like the Internet, Facebook, iPods, and the like. We tried to explain to her […]
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PodCamp London

I’m going to be attending PodCamp London on Saturday, April 25, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Station Park All Suite Hotel, and I’m thinking about speaking at it. If I do, I’ll post the topic here. According to the site, PodCamp London is part of a collection of “Un-Conferences” that… “…are […]
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Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog

“Aided only by everyone I had worked with, was related to or had ever met, I single-handedly created this unique little epic. A supervillain musical, of which, as we all know, there are far too few. The idea was to make it on the fly, on the cheap – but to make it. To turn […]
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Writing Style for Print vs. Web

Link to Jakob Nielsen’s blog at useit.com Summary: Linear vs. non-linear. Author-driven vs. reader-driven. Storytelling vs. ruthless pursuit of actionable content. Anecdotal examples vs. comprehensive data. Sentences vs. fragments. Great explanation of the inherent differences in writing for the Web versus writing for print or TV. He identifies, in part, the way we write for […]
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Chris Anderson Speaks on Free.

Courtesy of the Jason Calcanis and the gang at Mahalo, Wired Editor-In-Chief and Long Tail stopped by to give an hour long talk on his new book: Free. Upon release, he will be giving it away, you guessed it… Free. Both videos are about 30mins, so it’s a 1 hour viewing time. There are some […]
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Time Warner Gets Into The IPTV Game

Conventional wisdom pits the cable companies (or MSOs – Multiple Service Operators – as they’re known in the trade) against the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Sony as the next-generation delivery providers for entertainment content. Time Warner broke that mold this week with the announcement of their own IPTV strategy: One that unites PC-bound content […]
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Michael Geist | 10 More Questions for Industry Minister Prentice

Michael Geist writes today: Last fall, as Industry Minister Jim Prentice was preparing to introduce new copyright legislation, I wrote an article in the Hill Times posing ten questions to Prentice about the forthcoming bill. Many of the questions – which focused on issues such as flexibility in implementing international copyright treaties, concern about the […]
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NYTimes: Cloud Computing: So You Don’t Have to Stand Still

NY Times today has a great article explaining the concept of Cloud Computing. Have a look: Prototype – Cloud Computing – So You Don’t Have to Stand Still – NYTimes.com
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Readymade > Fontastic

From our DIY friends over at Readymade comes word of a uber nifty web 2.0 App. Made by the folks behind “Fontbook” a large online retailer of typefaces, it’s an interesting business play and a natural extension of user-generated creative application: Want to create your own logo or spice up the header for your blog? […]
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