So I've been a member of Pownce for a while (and I have 26 invites if anyone wants one) and I'm stuggling to find a use for it. Its pretty (which we know I'm an aesthetics freak) but i'm afraid its definitely dwarfed by my Twitter usage. While the capabilities for file sharing are great, and being able to post events and notes to friends or a public/private/varying-degrees-of-private feed are cool....its, well, Im not sure where it fits in. It seems like a nice idea, but its seems a little redundant. Could maybe make a good collab space for, you know, some SOHO-dwelling 2.0 co... Pownce rules.


Dwight In SecondLife

I missed the real-time viewing of the Office last night due to my presence at the killer Shout Out Louds show at the Bowery Ballroom...anyway, loved that Dwight was in SecondLife-- how perfect is that? How much do you hate rhetoricals in blog posts? Especially ones on Social2.0? Ok, its Friday and I'm checked out. Wonder how the boys (and girl) are doing out at Lobby...


i'm sorry...maybe i'm missing something...but this idea of hyper ad targeting based on mining opt-in user data from social networks (lets call them what they are- user-facing, opt-in databases) is not a new concept...why is everyone so up in arms as if this is a novel concept? i understand that now Facebook may be the first to actually leverage this now with the help of its MS partnership...but its not shocking or new. can someone fill me in on why everyone is acting like this is so novel??


Excited About CrunchBase

Stoked about CrunchBase. All the info submitted to TechCrunch in an easy to read, well-formatted, and now displayed in a nifty widget. Oh, and yeah, anyone can submit a company and it will appear in the database....next step? A wiki!

But I do love how they claim they are abating their internal linking due to readers going "absolutley nuts" by the practice (or maybe fear of Google?)

CenterNetworks Twitter Convo on Online Advertising

Links 10.24

Go Green Web 2.0 Style
Take the Money and Run
Ramana's levitation
Facebook Facebook Facebook
Online metrics squable

cause i just have to

FacebookCSV...Let the Stalking Continue Offline!

So yes the title in fact belies the fact that I do think this is pretty cool. Facebook app FacebookCSV lets you-- you've guessed it-- export your friend's data into a nifty CSV file for your own, er, offline records? Of course, this would be a social media marketing godsend if only it let you export the most crucial information-- contact info. It doesn't...so for now, looks like its a really great way to, um, itemize, categorize, and backup your Facebook network data...and yes, I already exported my data and saved it in Excel. I'll get back to you when I've thought of something clever to do with it.

Remember to Spay & Neuter Your Pets

Um. Yes.


Dispicable App of the Week

Um, so this has to be one of the lamest-- if not devastatingly un-PC-- things I've come across in a while. JihadOnYou is a "satirical" social hub for venting frustrations and declaring "holy war" on whatever it is that is royally pissing you off (oh, and other users may rate your jihad Digg-style). I'm not too sure what genius bunch of bros decided to come up with this concept, but a word of advice guys: don't piss off a third of the world's population when embarking on a business idea, ok? They do offer this specatularly neanderthal mea culpa:

"We realize the flippant use of the concept of jihad might be offensive to some, especially those who consider it an important part of their culture. Our intention is not to offend, so we invite all who may feel wronged by this site to leave immediately"

Um. wow.


Fragmented Sphere & The Importance of The Little Guy

My ADD, and indulgence of it, are no secret. Spend two minutes conversing (or gchatting) with me and you know that "tagential" is somewhat of a euphemism. As I've mentioned earlier, the nature of the social web and its conversations not only suits this particular character trait, but it is this tangential, hyper-multi-tasking (may I submit-- meta-tasking?) that indeed has driven the entire social web movement. It could be postulated that social media influencers, agitators, and avid social media creators/consumers are some of the most passionate, in-tune, and attentive to trend and emerging news. And while marketers and new media PR are scrambling to quantify & measure the noisy, social web most, of the rudimentary metrics come from analyzing data from the BMOC's
...But determining value of noisemakers, the little guys flying under the radar are perhaps the most passionate (:consumers: ugh, excuse the profanity) and I suppose what I'm getting at (the ADD is kicking in, mental processing is stalling, and the Boston/Angels game is on right now...) is is there any application out there, any algorithm (doesn't have to be from Jersey) out there that can find and index niche blogs dedicated to a particular topic based on frequency of posting + topic relevance, regardless of inbound links and SE rank? I mean, while these blogs/bloggers may not be well socialized yet, certainly they are 1) dedicated to their passion enough to religiously post regardless of gain, monetary or notoriety or otherwise, and 2) are likely alpha-frequenters & participants of major (BMOC) blogs & relevant communities (due in part to their need to find new content for their own blogs). So, in conclusion....I have no conclusion at this point...because any conclusions would be, of course, grossly premature. Rather, I'm hoping my friend Matt will help me out with a dialogue as this is sometimes a frequent topic of our gchats...

Delcious User Profiles Down??

Um, this will probably be remedied by the time this post is up, but Delicious user profiles are down....all you get is a bloody ERROR code...I think I just died. Anyone know whats going on?


Attempting to Simplifiy, Attempting

At the frenetic pace at which I check my Google Reader, Delicious, Digg, Technorati, etc etc, FriendFeed may be just the ticket to abate my ADD...I'm also testing out Fuser to streamline my email, Facebook, and MySpace inboxes. I'm testing it out to see just how I like it, although, something about that frenetic google-reader-facebook-myspace-gmail-delicious-digg-checking keeps me happy as an addicted little clam.

Blogosphere on Fire

Well, way too much has happened this week in social media/tech world...so this will be a short, and none too exhaustive (by any means) roundup of the buzz:

Source Code Released for .NET framework libraries. Hell just might have frozen over.

Radiohead. Yep, Radiohead, take THAT, Industry.

Bricked iPhones, UnBricking, Apple "PR Nightmare," Threats, Lawsuits, Steve Jobs needs to stop thinking like a phone company, Google Phone...blah blah blah...

....and sometimes for kicks I read up on the latest newbies to hit the bandwidth...and sometimes these just make me laugh...a niche network/dating site for singles with STD's? Come on...