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Book Interview: Informal Learning

A while back I had the pleasure of speaking with Jay Cross, author of the brand new book, Informal Learning. It has been a while since he interviewed me and I had completely forgotten about it. But today a copy of the book showed up in the mail. I’m looking forward to digging into this […]

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links for 2006-11-26

uShip ‘The Office” Mocumentary Smart, funny spoof of “The Office” for a company called uShip. It’s impressive how much you learn about the company without having to actually “learn” about the company or be sold to. Great stuff, once again proving not all viral successes are based on fo (tags: youtube video viral)

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What a day…

After a long (but not horribly long) night and a long day here at Casa Del Hospital, I’m finally taking a bit of down time to catch up on work and blogging. Bridget and I have stepped into the waiting room to get a better Wi-Fi signal and to give mom some incredibly much needed […]

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links for 2006-11-17

Extravagant toys for spoiled rich kids That’s right, it’s time again for crazy expensive toys that likely go to dot com bazillionaires and Michael Jackson, not so much children. Fun to see that there is an entry from LEGO… I want that one. (tags: LEGO toys christmas) Zune can run Linux? Microsoft’s brand spaking new […]

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State of the Blogosphere thought

Reading the latest State of the Blogosphere today, something stuck out to me that I’ve not yet heard anyone talking about. When you look at the Daily Posting Volume numbers, it’s interesting to see that whenever there’s a big spike in discussion (around Katrina, the London bombings, or Deepthroat being revealed, for instance), there’s also […]

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Strategy is the Killer App

As more and more business rush into the social media space, I see less strategy and more action. Sometimes "just geting started" is a good thing, but typically jumping in feet first without any idea of how deep the water is results in clear and speedy failure. I’ve always been struck by this quote from […]

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links for 2006-11-16

ChaCha Search – Connect and search with a live ChaCha Guide This search engine is based on either standard search, or a connection to a real person who helps you find things. I’m not sure how this is going to play out, or how useful it will be after the novelty, but generally it’s an […]

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Social media – the time has come

Lately I’ve found myself in the midst of a number of conversations talking about the early days of the internet. I was one of the people who saw the "utopian vision" that was the power of the internet almost as soon as I was introduced to it. With the way that social connection has been […]

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links for 2006-11-14

Second Life or Get-A-Life? Great blog post about how to join Second Life correctly as a commercial entity. (tags: secondlife) Nikonians :: The Nikon User Community A cool site for Nikon users. (tags: photography nikon community) The “Making Comics” 50 State Tour If you’ve never checked out Scott McCloud’s books, you need to rush to […]

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Using a robust blog host

(Originally posted at Big in Japan) A question that comes up regularly when you’re talking to clients about starting a new blog is where they should actually host the blog. Sure, Typepad or WordPress.com only cost a few bucks a month, but is the cost worth it? If you’re running a business and using your […]

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