The NY Times has a terrific article about Media Cloud, a Berkman Center
project (hats off to Ethan Zuckerman, Yochai Benkler, Hal Roberts, among
others) that will let researchers track the actual movement of ideas through
the mediasphere and blogosphere.
Data about concepts! What a concept!
[Tags: berkman media blogs memes research media_cloud ]
Jeff Jarvis led a discussion at PDF among 1,000 people about what
government could learn from Google, and, more generally, what a bunch of
techies would do to make government better. Jeff’s got this rare cross of
skills as a writer, teacher, entertainer and provoker. If you haven’t seen
him at work, you should grab the next opportunity. And, yes, Jeff is a
friend, so I’m biased. But I’m also right.
So, here’s a way the government is becoming like Google. Remember how a few
years ago, Google was grabbing the best and the brightest techies of every
stripe? Every time you turned a... (more)
As everyone knows, Boston is the Hub of the Universe. The fact has been
well-documented in Boston tourist literature, and in the way Bostonians
superciliously ignore outsiders. Super-superciliously! We couldn’t do it if
we weren’t the hub!
Now Scott Kirsner has proved that Boston is also the hub of the new wave of
marketing literature, and he’s built the Amazon list to prove it.
[Tags: marketing web_marketing twitter boston the_hub ]
Despite the title of Andrew Conry-Murray’s article in InformationWeek —
“Why Business IT Shouldn’t Shrug Off Chrome OS” — it’s on balance
quite negative about the prospects for enterprises adopting Google’s
upcoming operating system. Andrew argues that enterprises are going to want
hybrid systems, Microsoft is already moving into the Cloud, Windows 7 will
have been out for a year before Chrome is available, and it’d take a rock
larger than the moon to move enterprises off their legacy applications. All
good points. (The next article in the issue, by John Foley is more positive ... (more)
I received this today:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TWITTER ATTEMPTS TO SHUT DOWN USOCIAL
Twitter has recently moved to shut down web promotions company uSocial.net,
by claiming the advertising agency is “spamming”.
According to uSocial CEO Leon Hill, Twitter recently sent accusations via a
brand-management organisation that uSocial are using Twitter for spam
purposes. Despite this, uSocial say the claims are false.
“The definition of spam is using electronic messaging to send unsolicited
communication and as we don’t use Twitter for this, the claims are
false.” Said Hill.
uSocial bel... (more)