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Monday, July 14, 2008 14:07 PM

Social Nets in the Enterprise

If this snippet of conversation about social nets for the enterprise leaves you wanting more...you can get more from this article.

Monday, July 14, 2008 11:07 AM

Evolutionary Dead-ends: Le Minitel

So it's Bastille Day, and that got me thinking about the Minitel -- the French teletext system that seemed so cool back in the pre-web era. When my wife and I moved to Paris in 1989, the Minitel was in fu....

Monday, July 14, 2008 10:07 AM

IT Gets 2.0 Clue

Forrester says IT departments were slow to the Web 2.0 party, but they're catching up: "Budgetary controls, the need for integration and technical skills, and the growing importance of Web 2.0 tools are al....

Friday, July 11, 2008 13:07 PM

A Win for Net Neutrality

FCC chair Kevin Martin comes out against Comcast, for net neutrality. Ars Technica: "Score one huge, precedent-setting win for net neutrality backers." Related: "Telecoms are poor-mouthing existing capac....

Friday, July 11, 2008 10:07 AM

National Tech Policy

As mentioned in this column, the US lacks a serious technology policy and continues to face a digital divide in terms of broadband access. Looks like we could learn something from the Aussies: Australia'....

Thursday, July 10, 2008 17:07 PM

Technotopian No More

My report from the 2008 Personal Democracy Forum: "The mood, while hopeful, reflected some realities too often overlooked in the first blush of love between policy wonks and geeks."

Thursday, July 10, 2008 15:07 PM


What Would Google Do? That's what Jeff Jarvis wonders as he looks at a variety of businesses and industries, and it's the title of a book he's writing. Some of his thoughts along the way can be found at ....

Thursday, July 10, 2008 14:07 PM

Tails Have It

Another commentary on the Long Tail (Or Not) question. I hesitate to argue with anyone who so insouciantly tosses around concepts like McPhee's theory of exposure, but I did feel that the critique overthi....

Tuesday, July 08, 2008 13:07 PM

Munger's Money Grenade

Whatever its fortunes come November, North Carolina's Libertarian Party has already won a big victory just by getting on the ballot. Playing a major role in that success was gubernatorial candidate Mike Mu....

Tuesday, July 08, 2008 10:07 AM

All ATwitter

Are things getting better for Twitter? Venture Beat says the company's usage numbers look good, but it's hard to see a CIO relying on the micro-messaging service for mission-critical jobs anytime soon. Da....

Monday, July 07, 2008 11:07 AM

Social Nets for Older Users

From the NYT article on Obama's online campaign: "Now Mr. Hughes and other campaign aides are applying the same social networking tools to try to win the general election. This time, however, they must rea....

Monday, July 07, 2008 11:07 AM

Online Campaigns in the Physical World

The Obama campaign is translating online energy into offline results. Way back in 2003, Zephyr Teachout, director of Internet organizing for the Howard Dean campaign, told me, "I'm obsessed with offline." ....

Wednesday, July 02, 2008 15:07 PM

Making the web work for campaigns

Two challenges of online politics from the early days have been translating the energy generated online into useful offline activity, and integrating web-sparked volunteers into the machinery of the campai....

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 16:07 PM

Social Nets Hitting Point of Diminishing Returns

In the new Internet boom, Metcalfe's Law—that bigger networks are better—is being questioned once again. We've been writing about the potential of social networks for the enterprise. Our report....

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 14:07 PM

Searchable Flash

The technosphere is very excited that Flash applications and content are now quite searchable. But what does it mean for the enterprise? Darryl Taft quotes Bill Hunt, president of a SEO consultancy calle....

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