Tag Archives: social interaction

The magic is gone

I’ve been on a 2 week summer vacation and hardly spend any time on “Social Media” services. On return I found myself not getting back into old habits as easily. I haven’t spend a lot of time on Twitter or … Continue reading

Posted in human behavior, social interaction, social media | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

Status update: the future of the web is here!

/rant on I read a number of posts in the last week that seem unrelated but ended up making me think about this social media circus we are in. Unless you are deaf, blind, and have been sitting on a … Continue reading

Posted in business model, Facebook, Friendfeed, social interaction, social media, social networks, Uncategorized, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Are you enslaved by your mobile device? Take this test!

We are all becoming slaves of our communication habits. With our mobile devices as the new high priests, we hail the prayer of information and we are bonded by blackberry and iPhone. You do not recognize yourself in this description? … Continue reading

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Our need for real-time information consumption is pointless

What if we have instant access to all the data in the world? I’m flying about 38.000 feet above ground and I’m thinking about this question. It’s part of the mission of Google, everyone should have access to all information. … Continue reading

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The unlimited power of social media is bound by my human limitations

Social media allow us to interact over content, anywhere, anytime. And we love it. Interaction is what makes web 2.0 valuable. While mainstream users are discovering and engaging in this interaction on services like Facebook and MySpace, the early adopter … Continue reading

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Posted in content aggregation, noise, social interaction, social media, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 28 Comments

Email isn’t dead yet, but it needs radical innovation

Alex Iskold has a good write up on the competition e-mail is facing from broadcasting tools like blogs and twitter, discussion tools like forums and wiki’s, or business tools like Todo, CRM. He asks himself is E-mail in danger? He … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Iskold, e-mail, Facebook, gmail, Google, Microsoft, social interaction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Why the old-fashioned TV is the best social media channel known to mankind

Yesterday I spent the evening watching the Dutch soccer team play against Italy in the European Cup 2008 tournament. It was a great game for us. Holland beat Italy with 3-0 and that is a great score against the current … Continue reading

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Social “search” will not kill web search

Glenn Derene suggests that Social Networks might replace search giant Google as a place where people will start their search. He bases this on a conversation he has had with a VC. A quote from his post: So what is … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, Google, human behavior, KNOL, social interaction, social networks, Wikipedia | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Centralization of social interaction is not a good idea

This weekend an interesting discussion arose around the new RSS service Shyftr. Louis Gray started the discussion with a post , Robert Scoble,  Tony Hung, Mark Evans and many others, including myself chipped in our 2 cts. From there on … Continue reading

Posted in conversation set free, social interaction, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Our fear of not being there when it happens

Several posts drew my attention the past few days. Their scope entilily different, but the underlying social behavior seems to be the same. First there was Robert Scoble writing about “Not productive enough? Turn off the Internet”. He has been … Continue reading

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Statistics on Friendfeed usage provide interesting insights

A small update: I just saw a post of Justin Smith (Inside Facebook)  interviewing Bret Taylor (co-founder of Friendfeed) about the difference between the Facebook and Friendfeed newsfeed. I don’t usually add links afterwards, but this one fits really well. … Continue reading

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Dreaming away about a user centric web

FactoryJoe wrote an interesting post earlier called “Relationships are complicated”. In this post he talks about the (technical) difficulties to support complex (on-line) relationships. He provides (an excellent) example of the way Facebook deals with this complexity, reducing your relationship … Continue reading

Posted in destination service, Facebook, FactoryJoe, Portable contact list, Social Graph, social interaction, social networks, Uncategorized, user centric web, web 3.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Think opposite, or keep on dreaming?

Sometimes when you look at a specific situation or problem it helps to think opposite. When you think opposite or try to do things entirely against existing rules it helps you to understand the system or to find new ways … Continue reading

Posted in Big Brother is watching you, business model, Customer Value, freedom, future of advertisement, search, social networks, SocialAds, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Social networking may be declining, social interaction won’t

I read a Business Week article this morning which suggests that the current MySpace generation is becoming fed up with the ad bombardments on the site. They seem to be spending less time on MySpace because of it. A quote … Continue reading

Posted in advertisement, Beacon, Facebook, Friendfeed, Google, myspace, social interaction, social networks, SocialAds | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Observing social behavior through a fishbowl

Is human behavior changing because of the way the web has allowed us to interact, or  are we still following the same basic social rules as, lets say 10 years ago? My guess is that human behavior is affected around … Continue reading

Posted in Danah Boyd, Facebook, fishbowl, Harvard research, human behavior, Rolf Skyberg, social behavior | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments