Nearly Half of Americans Use Facebook; Only 7% Use Twitter [STUDY]

February 24, 2011 1 comment

Nearly Half of Americans Use Facebook; Only 7% Use Twitter [STUDY].

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Ken Olsen, Founder of DEC, Dies at 84 – NYTimes.com

February 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Ken Olsen, Founder of DEC, Dies at 84 – NYTimes.com.  One of the greats.

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Visa Buys Virtual Goods Monetization Platform PlaySpan For $190 Million In Cash

February 9, 2011 2 comments

This one is pretty interesting folks – just illustrates the future growth expected in the social media and virtual world spaces.  From the article:

Currently, PlaySpan powers virtual goods marketplaces across 1,000 video games, virtual world publishers and social networks. …

As virtual goods becomes a booming business, PlaySpan has reaped the benefits of technology and media companies looking to incorporate virtual goods into their platforms.

via Visa Buys Virtual Goods Monetization Platform PlaySpan For $190 Million In Cash.

Free Group Chat App Launches To Challenge Campfire Campfire Competitor

February 9, 2011 3 comments

Free Group Chat App Launches To Challenge Campfire Campfire Competitor.   This looks pretty cool.  Good group chat has something surprisingly few and far between for years.  The key questions for enterprises and aspiring-enterprises are around security, nonrepudiation, and scalability.  Can I create a channel that scales to thousands of concurrent chatters?

Cheers,
Eric

What HP/Palm Got Right (that Apple Didn’t) | Slideshows

February 9, 2011 Leave a comment

HOW TO: Be a Better Coworker Mashable | The Social Media Guide

February 8, 2011 2 comments

HOW TO: Be a Better Coworker Mashable | The Social Media Guide.  A nice little article reminding us how to collaborate and cohabitate peacefully in “meatspace”.  IE, the real world.

I Want My AJZ – Twitter Media

February 7, 2011 Leave a comment

I Want My AJZ – Twitter Media.  the Al Jazeera team has demonstrated something remarkable: used in a particular way, Twitter can be a TV distribution platform, too.

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