Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Fully Curated - Tweets from the Month of March

I often hear that people enjoy the articles that I share.  I've even been hearing the term "curation" recently.  I know it was a big month for tweets and decided to take a little time to pull together a list of what I curated from my twitter feeds during the month of March.    Here it is in one place...a month full of tweets.

Amazon Locker
  1. Amazon faces backlash over music locker service
  2. The Cloud Will Be Your Hard Drive, Despite The Record Labels’ Greed
  3. HOW TO: Use Amazon Cloud Player With iOS Devices

  1. Rumors: iOS5, iPhone5, iPad3...Cloud-Based iOS 5 This Fall? 
  2. Rumor: iOS 5 will be a 'major revamp,' won't debut until fall  more heavily cloud-based iOS
  3. Apple Releases iOS 4.3.1
  4. iPhone 5 rumor central (info graphic)
  5. Apple To Let Users Use Cloud Service To Download Songs To Multiple iDevices
  6. good post on post-PCness
  1. Why AT&T Bought T-Mobile
  2. One bad company buying another: AT&T buys TMobile
  3. RWW AT&T Starts Sending Letters to Jailbroken Tetherers, Will Automatically Charge Fee

My Blog Posts
  1. Facebook Today, Reminds Me of AOL in 1998
  2. Here's my iPad 2 first impressions blog post
  3. My Post illustrating Mobility and Ease of Consumption  
  1. The 4 Personas of the Next-Generation #CIO now on #hbr

  1. Great, simple explanation of Dropbox;
  2. Cloud computing: A market for computing power | The Economist:

Enterprise 2.0
  1. Expertise Location: The Killer App for Enterprise Social Computing
  2. List of Enterprise 2.0 CFP winners is now available #e2conf. Congrats to the winners!
  3. good discussion w/ IBM'er on adoption ; The Psychology of Collaboration
  4. Excellent analogy: email vs. SocNets. :Trains, Sliding Doors and Social Networks
  5. BT Intranet SharePoint 2010 examples
  6. Merck looks to Facebook for employee portal, CSR effort - Medical Marketing and Media
  7. Social Business Begins by Unleashing Your Business Talent By @elsua
  8. The military shows the need for information sharing and local decision making post by @BartSchutte
  9. Challenges of transforming large, rigid org cultures into agile and aware networks: Great post:
  10. Awesome, Socialcast evolves the #hashtag for all people to understand -
  11. If true other teams are running plays on field while MSFT is in locker room deciding uniform colors.
  12. Good advice on social software adoption:
  13. Video: The Conference Call
  14. Social Intranet – The Intersection Diagram by @adowbor 

  1. eBay acquires GSI Commerce for $2.4 billion
  1. List of Social Intranet, Enterprise 2.0, Collaboration, Engagement, and HR Technology Experts
  1. Gaming for engagement is trending... using game design in non-gaming contexts
  2. How do you become a futurist? "claim you are and people either believe you or not" says @rossdawson
  3. 1373 Twitter users with "Futurist" in their bios
  4. [VIDEOS] The latest robots are virtually indistinguishable from people
  5. Very cool #future "day in the life" video (Corning) "A Day Made of Glass"
  6. Top 10 Dying Industries: Newspapers, Photo Finishing, Record Shops make the list:
  1. Google copies Facebook's Like Button
  2. Google Announces New Service for Nonprofits
  3. Half A Billion Blog Posts Later, Google To Give Blogger A Revamp
  1. Groupon moving towards real-time location based coupons. Two buttons: I'm Hungry, I'm Bored.
  2. CHART OF THE DAY: Watch Groupon Go From 0 To $25 Billion In The Blink Of An Eye
  1. How Small Businesses Are Using #SocialMedia [INFOGRAPHIC]
  2. The #SocialMedia World Before Twitter And Facebook [Infographic] -
  3. Infographic of the Day: The Next 25 Years in Emerging Tech | Co.Design  
  4. Who’s Really Scanning All Those QR Codes? [INFOGRAPHIC]
  5. #Tablet comparison #infographic -
  6. nice info graphic on the culture aspect
  7. Should you be on LinkedIn? [infographic]
  8. How Mobile Shopping Is Changing The World [Infographic] -

iPad / Tablets
  1. 18 Million #WordPress Websites Now Available in #iPad Format
  2. iPad to go on sale outside US: Apple Inc to stick to plans to roll out product this week.
  3. BlackBerry Playbook Will Be Available In 20,000 Retailers
  4. RT @MacOutfittersPA: Read our new blog post, iPad 2: First Impressions
  5. 7 Twitter Apps For iPad:
  6. Five ways the iPad 2 works on the buyer's subconscious:
  7. The Week in iPad Cases: The iPad 2 has landed: All your choices explained
  8. Apple could face iPad 2 component shortages:
  9. This looks like a promising iPad app.
  10. Why the iPad is awesome @TreyRatcliff shows off cool photo processing app 100 cameras
  11. Equal Time…iPad 2: The Skeptic’s Review:
  12. iPad 2: A Gaming Machine?: The iPad 2 is out, but is it a good gaming machine?
  13. Dell and HP: Two computer giants prepare for a world no longer dominated by the PC
  14. Putting iPads To Work -- my guide: by @waltmossberg
  15. How To Collaborate With Others Online Using Your iPad
  16. iPad Essentials for the Network Administrator 
  17. The 3 Best iPad PDF Markup Apps; -
  18. Interesting: what is in that iPad smart cover:
  19. iPad 2 jailbroken, no ETA on public release
  20. Backordered: Total iPad sellout - 70% new buyers: Fortune Article
  21. So, what's inside the iPad 2?
  22. IPad2 offers aspiring movie makers the whole package via USA TODAY
  23. My hunt for the elusive iPad 2 delivers some big game <-my story in comments
  24. Mobile Harmony: iPad 2, Android & Windows 7
  25. Maybe... Here's What's Coming In The iPad 3 (AAPL)
  26. iPad 2: Thin, Not Picture Perfect My review: #ipad2 by @waltmossberg
  27. How does apple really feel about their new Ipad2? Here is the video:
  28. Want a 3G iPad 2 and Own an iPhone? Here's How You Save $130
  29. Original iPad Better Than Ever: Here's why. Price and Apps
  30. Unleashing creativity in many ways... How the iPad revolution has transformed working lives
  31. Did you write a post on how to transfer your data from your first iPad to your new iPad 2? A. Yes
  32. How To Use iPad 2 | A New User Guide [massive post on how to use your new ipad]
  33. It's Apple's 'post-PC' world -- we're all just living in it.
  34. 10 more top 10 reasons to buy an iPad 2
  35. An iPad Lover's (Initial) Thoughts On iPad 2
  36. iPad 2 Rollout Leads to Massive Deflation in Secondary Market
  37. Watch the iPad 2 March 2nd Event Keynote - #iPad2
  38. Steve Jobs announces iPad 2 #ipad2
  39. Watching the live blog: for iPad2
  40. It's iPad day! Faster, slimmer, 2-camera iPad said likely: <-summary of latest rumors Wednesday, March 02, 2011
  41. To take on Apple, new tablets go where iPad won't -
  42. Check out "The DVD Era Finally Ends – Thanks to the iPad"

  1. Japan: whatever happened to the nuclear meltdown? March 23
  2. Catching up on developments in Japan  March 19
  3. These images are just sobering. If you need some perspective click here: March 16
  4. I don't have words big enough to persuade why you should. The pics from Japan tell that story., March 15
  5. Cometh the hour by @jobsworth, March 14
  6. Amazing views of the devastation in Japan March 13
  7. Desperation and panic grip Japan (Reuters) "Like a scene from a disaster movie"March 12
  8. Google is helping to curate info about the Earthquake. March 12
Location Based Services
  1. Neiman Marcus Launches Nationwide SCVNGR Challenge
  1. Introducing LinkedIn Today
  1. Amazingly, MySpace’s Decline Is Accelerating
  1. Want to Engage Senior Executives? Think Mobile.
  2. Nine Powerful Apps That Convert Your iPhone Into A Knowledge Hub
  3. The Judge Group Launches Mobile Website - March 16, 2011 (Phila)
  4. March 28, Phila, Mobile Health Forum
  5. 90% of the world now lives in a place with access to a mobile network
  6. Hmmm..I need to give this a try... How to build location based app in five minutes, with no coding
  7. AT&T Confirms Mobile Hotspot Support for iPhone
  8. The 10 Most Innovative Companies in Mobile:
  9. My fav so far is instagram... 22 Ways To Tweet Photos & Images from your iPhone:
  10. How Mobile Shopping Is Changing The World [Infographic] -
  11. Smartphone use is expected to increase by 50% in 2011

  1. Salesforce buys Radian6 /
  2. buys Radian6, an excellent move! Details
    Social Business Summit
    1. RT @joningham: My post on John Hagel session at #SBS2011 
    2. All the tweets, pics and posts from Social Business Summit Austin:
    3. Reflections on Social Business Summit 2011 - Syndey and Austin 
    4. Social Business Summit 2011 first half round up
    5. 2011 Social Business Summit Review
    6. Social Business is Here: Review of the 2011 Social Business Summit Austin by @andyjankowski
    7. Curated #sbs2011 tweet stream, courtesy of @keepstream.
    8. check out #sbs2011 to see great feedback on Dachis' first summit in Sydney. Join others near you:
      Social Business
      1. Career path of the social business professional - Being Peter Kim
      2. Watching the rise of "Social Business" over Social CRM, Enterprise 2.0.
      Sunday Series
      1. Sunday Series: "Absolute Truth" Click the 3/21 message: or direct to mp3: by @greglaurie Sunday, March 27
      2. Sunday Series: "Raising The Dead" Click the 3-13 message: Or direct to mp3: Sunday, March 20
      3. Sunday Series: How Close Are We? Click the 3/06 message: or direct to mp3: @bridgefm Sunday, March 13
      4. Sunday Series: "From Thunder to Love" Click the 2/20 message: Or direct to mp3: Sunday, March 06
      1. 2011 Insights from @bobpearson1845
      2. RT @ShannonPaul Blog post - My Takeaways From SXSW Interactive
      3. SXSW 2011: Great for Networking, But No Technology Breakthroughs
      4. Zappos spreading the #Happiness story w/ new #brand. at #SXSW
      5. At each SXSW a new technology gains early adopter attention, one contender is groupme
      1. Topsy's "Selinah", 1 of 10 amazing "Ads Worth Spreading" from #TED:
      2. Target's "Kaleidoscopic", 1 of 10 amazing "Ads Worth Spreading" from TED:
      3. Intel's The Chase, 1 of 10 amazing "Ads Worth Spreading" from TED:
      4. TED Ads Worth Spreading: If You Only Watch 10 Ads This Year Make It These
      5. RT @jordanayan Rode in Google's new self-driving car at #TED a highlight of the conference [video]
      6. Here is a link to a detailed story on the amazing kidney printing demo at #TED2011 -
      1. No one uses the phone anymore
      2. Entire movies compressed into single barcodes
      3. "Google before you tweet" is the new "think before you speak"
      4. Something to do with those old books  Masterful sculptures made from large books.
      1. Best practices for the "retweet"
      2. 10 Memorable Tweets From Twitter's Five Years in Existence:
      3. How do you explain what Twitter is to someone that’s never used it?
      4. YES!!! Finally got my Twiter https option!!! Everyone should enable it!!
      5. Captures reasons why I prefer Twitter to Facebook -
      6. How to do Twitter in 15 minutes a day
      7. is my fav so far… 4 Ways to Read Your #SocialMedia Updates as Newspaper
      8. Very Cool: try VisibleTweets - looks great on a large screen! Eg:

      Tuesday, March 22, 2011

      Facebook Today, Reminds Me of AOL in 1998

      I find myself more and more leaving the constraints of Facebook and stepping out into the deep end of the social web.

      It was an interesting time, 1998. The early Internet starter kits were beginning to make it out. Netscape had introduced a nice browser. Microsoft was playing catch up with Internet Explorer. Mozilla was still around. The Internet was a wild west.

      EBay and Amazon were just starting to get traction. There were a few tools for creating websites, and a few email services, but it was a rough time with people stumbling around in an attempt to reach out and publish information on the web. You needed a webmaster, well versed in HTML page markup or PERL scripts, to do anything worthwhile online.

      In the late 1990s, the Internet was not a fun place for the masses. It was difficult to get around, set up an email address, or share files. America Online had just begun carpet bombing the US with millions of free AOL CDROM disks delivered through the US Postal Service in an attempt to snag as many subscriptions as possible.

      The appeal was clear. Families in record numbers were buying their first desktop computer, loading up AOL, connecting their modem and beginning to share pictures, email, and news stories with each other. AOL started in the mid 1980s as a private network, but was quickly morphing into a gateway and a guide for the Internet by the mid 1990s. The famous “AOL Keyword” had become a universal locator for web content. Families in the millions jumped onto the internet through the safety of AOL. Soon AOL was flying high, valued large enough to buy the traditional media company, Time Warner. Just about then, the bubble burst and we all came back down to earth, ready for a new wave of innovators on the web.

      A few years after the crash, Tim O’Reilly coined the phrase Web 2.0, and a few college students started building The FaceBook to allow students an easier way to connect and share with each other. As AOL was descending and the Time Warner merger began to look like the biggest corporate failure of all time, the social web began to take shape. Twitter, YouTube, Digg,, Myspace, and Facebook began to gain ground with the early adopters. By 2009, Facebook was starting to gain real traction and in 2010, the new platform had a breakout year with Time Magazine granting “Person of the Year” honors to its founder Mark Zuckenberg.

      Facebook is nice. It’s teaching us all a new language of “Likes", comments, status updates, tagging, and general open sharing of our lives. While allowing us to share among close friends, it is also pushing the limits on privacy, and teaching us all to read the fine print as we all become more and more comfortable with expanding the circle of trusted friends that we share our lives with. Messaging on Facebook is so easy, many have abandoned email all together and just “Facebook” each other (that’s sending a note through Facebook). People often don’t know an email address, but find their friends by name and send them a message. Chatting is all the rage as well. Groups connect, share their lives, and expand their friendships online, blurring the lines between virtual and real.

      Many people and businesses are using Facebook now as their primary branding website, drawing on the large population online. But at the same time, early adopters and web savvy professionals continue to push the envelope using twitter, flickr, youtube, twitpic, tweetchat,,, foursquare and a host of other “wild west” style social media tools. The social web is fully functional and all functions that are now done in the safety of Facebook are also done in the openness of the social web without the restriction of a closed circle of “friends.”

      AOL put fences around the Internet in the late 1990s and allowed families and newbies a safe way to navigate, read news, follow “New Kids on the Block.” The public could share with each other online and join along out loud whenever a new message was delivered: “You’ve got mail!”

      Just like AOL back then, Facebook today puts fences around the social web allowing an easy way for families and newbies to share photos, status updates, “likes”, and news of Justin Bieber in the safety and security of a protected social web environment. The real social web continues to thrive and innovate. I find myself more and more leaving the constraints of Facebook and stepping out into the deep end of the social web.

      I wonder if, in a few years, Facebook will grow to enormous market value, purchase one of the Web 1.0 or traditional media companies and then go through a similar self-destruction as the openness of the full social web takes over. History does have a way of repeating itself. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below or online (on Twitter).

      Saturday, March 12, 2011

      iPad 2: You Only Have One Chance to Make A First Impression

      My 7 year old son is sitting next to me. He just woke up and came downstairs to grab my iPad 2 from my hands. His first words..."Oh cool, you got iMovie"

      That's OK, he can play with it for now. I have been up for 2 hours and can take a break to write up my first impressions. I'm typing on my laptop because writing a blog post on the touch screen keyboard is just too slow for this seasoned touch typest. But that's OK. The iPad is not designed to replace a laptop. It's another animal all together. As Steve Jobs said it is part of the Post PC class of devices.

      I unboxed my new 32GB White wifi unit last night at 6pm. Here's how it went.
      • It came fully charged
      • I plugged it into to iTunes and was automatically asked if I wanted to restore from my iPad 1 (16GB wifi) backup.  The restore took about 15 minutes, but no apps came down.
      • I had to manually select all the apps and do another sync.  This time it took about 20 minutes.  I went to eat dinner and came back about 6:45.
      • All passwords needed to be re-entered (mail accounts, app store, etc.)
      • By 7, I was up and running.  Most frustrating was that my app icons were all over the place.  I needed to manually set them back where I wanted them.  There was no real rhyme or reason to the app location on my iPad 1, but over the last 11 months, I had built up about 6 pages of apps and just become accustomed to where they were.  I guess the discipline of cleaning this up was really necessary.  So no big deal.
      • I tried to call a few friends with FaceTime.  I got through to my iPad buddy Nate who was setting up his too (read his post).  In about 5 seconds I saw him with his 3 year old son and we had a nice chat.  We had nothing really to talk about so we hung up.  I called two more, but got no answer.  Later that evening my iPhone buddy RB called me back...that is really cool.  I like FaceTime.
      • The camera is nice, but remarkably coarse and low quality, especially in low light.  It works, but I expect this will be one of the upgrades when the iPad 3 comes out.  For now, coarse front camera is better than no camera...kind of like the early camera phones.  The back camera is better, but you need good light, not the ambient light at my house after dinner.
      • Yes, it is fast.  I'm not sure if it is 2x as fast or 9x the graphics, but if Steve says so, it must be true.
      • I really miss my standard Apple iPad case.  The store did not have any accessories, so I'm using the iPad "au natural" with no case.  I'm not sure I will go with the standard "smart cover".  (See the review here.)  I really like to cover the back, it prevents slips when I set it down and also makes it easier to hold.  There is a reason they put a textured cover on a book.  I would never read a metal slippery magazine.  I really don't get where Apple thinks we will all do that.  Back to the case, I put my iPad 2 in the standard Apple iPad 1 case and it looked like a skinny kid in his father's suit.  Even with the baggy fit, I may use that case until I can buy one with the same function that fits the slimmer offspring.
      • Speaking of kids, my 7 year old is all over this iPad.  He is making some incredible music with Garage Band and already working some videos with iMovie.  Both are incredibly powerful applications, perform well on the iPad 2 and bring pleasure immediately in their simplicity and ability to create a slick media product.  That's $9.98 I don't mind spending.
      • It's not about the device, but about the media and the content.  I reloaded Murdoch's "The Daily" and caught up on the news...There is plenty of it today with the horrible devastation in Japan.  All my content feeds work well....web browsing with safari (I didn't even notice any of the improvements), tweeting with twitterrific, gmail, and a new app called Zite.  It creates a custom magazine based on my tweet reading habits (kind of creepy, but it looks promising)
      Well, that's what comes to mind right away.  I'm an experienced iPad user who is eager to stay on top of the technology as it evolves.  It's a good experience that just got a little bit better.  In time, I'm sure I'll have plenty more to say, but this is one happy Early Adopter. 

      Now if I can only get it back from my son.