Gischeleman: "To Create With the Mind"
I have often experienced "network weaving," where a conversation takes place across multiple platforms- like someone answering a Twitter question on Facebook, etc. This concept is becoming more and more common as we jam our lifestream feeds down multiple channels. I have always fed Twitter through Friendfeed and Facebook, and Utterli through Twitter and http://DougHaslam.com/. [...]
Now sit down, I’m not going to rant for or against the social media Echo Chamber. Peter Kim lays out a couple of excellent posts about breaking out. I do say we need to keep it (not that Peter is saying it should go away, but I bet some people saw it that way. My [...]
How far should a company go to keep its customers? It actually doesn’t take very much. Take Comcast for instance. all they have to do is listen and nip problems before they become big. Comcast’s presence on Twitter is already well-known, but I became the latest to benefit from their forward-thinking customer service. A casual [...]
The Pan-Mass Challenge isn’t until August, and my bike remains neglected in my dark, not exactly photogenic basement, but I already have a couple of things to report: 1) Within 310 days of registering, I had already raised $150$225 from you generous folks! A great first step towards my goal of $4,200. To donate and [...]
Now that Obama is President, I can look back and say how moving, impressive and awesome the whole campaign was. We have invested a lot of hope in Obama, and he may yet be a great president. Or he could be just another politician in a suit (heresy!). What I have observed is that the [...]
When actor Ricardo Montalban passed away Wednesday, I inadvertantly had reinforced for me the difference between Twitter and Facebook. On Twitter, responses to me referenced his role as Khan in Star Trek II. On Facebook, my friends remembered his Chrysler Cordoba commercials. "Real Corinthian Leather." Why the split? Is one group older? Geekier? Having superior [...]
For the second year, I have signed up to ride the Pan-Mass Challenge, an annual 2-day bicycle ride across much of Massachusetts. Why do I ride? Well, it’s easy to say it’s for a good cause, because it is. The PMC raises money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. It’s a well-run, [...]