Why Google Wave will conquer the enterprise 1

The recent Google Wave announcement has caused considerable interest amongst us online social media geeks. There’s a lot published about what it is and how brilliant it will be so I’ll avoid that here. Instead, I’ll just make one observation: Google Wave can be privately hosted. That’s quite important. I work for a consulting firm ...

Planning a holiday?

It is now summer in the Northern hemisphere and the holiday season is well underway.  Most of you will have planned your trips by now but it did get me to thinking, when putting a trip together what are the online resources that I like to use? Dave’s most used online travel resources How do ...

5ive websites I visit to pass the time

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. http://www.5ives.com (the original inspiration for this post) http://fmylife.com (thanks @ilana_price for the suggestion) http://www.opposingviews.com http://www.ephotozine.com http://lifehacker.com Where do you go? Tell your worldFacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogleEmailPrintMorePinterestRedditTumblr

Why do some gadgets succeed?

Why are some pieces of tech instant successes and some, offering similar features, just aren’t? The examples that come to mind are iPods and Blackberrys. When these devices debuted they did things that previous devices already did (the Palm already did email and the Rio already did mp3), the Blackberry and the iPod just did them ...

What's Twitter good for?

Recently I’ve spent a fair amount of time talking to colleagues about Twitter and why it’s useful. We’ve been discussing whether Twitter is useful either for ourselves (a medium sized consulting firm) or for any of our clients. In order to dehype the conversation, I’ve been trying to distill my thinking around what can be ...

Global identity

My current client is a global manufacturer and we had some colleagues from from one of their European offices today. During the course of the day we (consultants) had to escort them (employees) around their own offices because they don’t have local passes. My company, a (much) smaller but still spread out organisation has managed ...

Facebook app – status journal 1

Today’s big idea is a new Facebook app. I’ve often used status updates when my little girl has reached new milestones. I’d love to be able to create a journal of my status updates as a keepsake. Some potential features would be … Ability to create a saveable / printable journal of my Facebook updates ...

I'm everywhere

I'm everywhere
Way back in 2006 I realised that my name was all over the web, LinkedIn, TripAdvisor reviews, eBay sales, blogs, etc. I pulled together a google pages page which collated all of my personal web presence in one place. It’s a bit hammish, but it got the job done then. I didn’t give it much ...

Statwistics

This morning I got to thinking about how you measure the depth of engagement in your social network. My big idea was going to be Xobni style analytics looking at twitter activity but it seemed too obvious, surely someone was doing this already? A bit of googling around and I discovered these two sites… http://tweetstats.com/status/davereinhardt ...

Poll (LinkedIn): Does your company have a social network policy?

I’ve been talking to colleagues in various parts of the firm about social networking. We’re trying to work out what’s the best approach to take both for ourselves and in the advice we provide to our clients. With this in mind, I setup a little poll on LinkedIn asking the question Does your company have ...
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