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Just a quick link and quote from an article about Sun's blogs. More of the same, but you gotta love that quote. Sun Microsystems: Blog Heaven Sun's Simon Phipps, whose job title is chief technology evangelist, says that researchers and developers can swap more ideas, build better software, and meet customers' needs faster if they are active in online communities, where blogs play the dual role of soap- and suggestion-box. "In a world where you must speak with an authentic voice," says... Continue Reading
I'm assuming that the BNoopy blog is by Joe Kraus, founder of JotSpot and previously Excite. The blog has no attribution whatsoever, but does use "Joe" once in the 3rd person. Anyway, I just read a post a BNoopy called The long tail of software. Millions of Markets of Dozens and it really opened my eyes to what the "long tail" means to business.
I have a deliverable due in the short term (read: I'm in a hurry here) and I need to find as many examples/papers/posts/presentations, etc. of: 1. Blogs being used for training and leadership development inside companies. 2. Blogs being adopted used successfully by Fortune 500 companies. If you know of anything that might be useful, please do leave a comment. Thanks in advance.
Jeremy Wright has compiled a list of Fortune 500 companies that are blogging. Then, Steve Rubel ups the ante and proposes that the ones who are the first movers in the blog world will fare better than the ones who don't. He even links to what would be a mutual fund for Jeremy's list. I think Steve makes a good point. I think the blogs are a "symptom" of a much bigger asset within the company. Many of the companies that move first have a culture that enables something like a blog through the... Continue Reading
The Seattle Times had an article today about 43 Things. Unlike the conspiracy theories started from the Salon article, this one is a bit more balanced and talks about it as an example of Social Networking sites. Some people have asked why I'm always talking about the Robot Coop and 43 Things. For one, I think it's a fascinating experiment. In my mind they are doing something that is a new form of online community, melding blogs, social networking and folksonomies together around the... Continue Reading
There is a lot of buzz lately about Amazon's A9 Yellow Pages, which displays multiple pictures of actual storefronts along with listings. A few folks including my neighbor/friend Carrick have written about it and taken it upon themselves to help Amazon out by taking photos of whole streets. Here is a listing for my old video store on 15th Ave in Capitol Hill.Carrick's slideshow of Broadway in Seattle in Flickr (set the slide timing to 1 second). As with every meme in the next little while... Continue Reading
I awoke this morning to find my Internet service was down. Historically this has been a complete pain, as it was never easy enough to find out if it was a system wide problem or something local about my service or set-up. Eventually I called Comcast, entered my phone number within 2-3 button pushes. The next message was- "We are experiencing service outages in your area, if you would like to receive a phone call when service is restored, please press 1". So, I accepted the offer for the call... Continue Reading
Microsoft and Sun Microsystems Enter Broad Cooperation Agreement; Settle Outstanding Litigation Am I in some kind of time warp? Is it April Fools day again? This is a pretty amazing announcement. Via: Scoble
As part of the day's festivities we walked over to the Sun campus to learn about their iWork@Sun initiative/program. It's not a Sun product that's for sale, it's a new way that they are working- which sounds trite. However- it's really pretty interesting. Lately I've had the perspective of Sun as a old school company that's try to move into the 21st century. This tour showed me that they're really doing some interesting things. The most impressive thing for me was the "Sun Ray" and how it's... Continue Reading
Since starting Common Craft, I've been thinking about using trademarks and copyrights as a way to protect my intellectual property. To this end, I've found some good resources that folks in my position may find interesting: 10 Big Myths about copyright explained Trademark FAQs (.gov) I wasn't aware of this... Q: When can I use the trademark symbols TM, SM and Â®? A: Any time you claim rights in a mark, you may use the "TM" (trademark) or "SM" (service mark) designation to alert the public... Continue Reading
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