This Facebook Thing May Be Going A Little Too Far 1

An article published on Mashable today made me think that the Social Networking thing might have reached it’s apex.  Some of the details are listed below, but the jist is that now your Onstar system will read you Facebook posts and allow you to speak into your On-board phone and then transcribe and post your ...

Woot Acquired By Amazon 1

This is why I love Woot and always have.  Woot was acquired by Amazon today in another (think Zappos) strong acquisition of a company that just gets what online business is all about.  You can never have too much customer service and creativity as part of your organization.  Read the letter from the CEO to ...

Just Kill TV Already 1

Television as we know it is dead.  I know it’s still around, and on occasion we try and pretend that television shows and networks are still relevant.  Television networks are nothing more than zombies wandering around looking for easy prey to devour.  In my life I have seen television go from the absolute apex of ...

TheSixtyOne.com – Social, Customer Service, Brains = FAIL 5

This is a story of failure.  The sixtyone.com is a music site mashed up with a strong social element.  This was an everyday stop for me on the ol’ information super duper highway.  Every morning when I sat down to work, this was one of the first tabs I opened.  The music of great artists ...

The Creepy Side of Social Media 2

There’s been a lot of publicity this week given to a new site called pleaserobme.com.  Yes, you read that right — please rob me dot com.  It’s an interesting concept that brings to light some of the dangerous aspects of social media.  It’s not an application that’s really designed to get your television stolen; it’s ...

Facebook Perplexed 1

Facebook Perplexed
Facebook is a strange phenomenon.  There seems to be something for just about everyone — from the hardcore social networking addict to everyone’s mom.  It’s fun to see what people are doing, and how much they feel like sharing.  There is a voyeuristic element to Facebook that makes it fun.  There are also the games like ...