Celebrating birthdays in a networked world

This past Sunday was my birthday and I experienced part of it with my extended networks on places ranging from Facebook and Plaxo to Twitter (and now, my blog). I have to say, it was wonderful to get all of the well wishes. I absolutely enjoyed it, especially in the early morning hours before my husband and kids woke up. First, a bit of explanation. I publish my birthday date to my friends and contacts on Facebook (yes, my full birthday, I'm secure about my age, which is now 43) as well as on … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Twitter Chatter map from the New York Times

This is a very cool mashup application using time lapsed "tweets" created by the New York Times to track what was capturing the people's attention during the Super Bowl. The tweets are shown on a map of the US to show where they originated, and like a tag cloud, the size denotes how many people are tweeting those words. The NYTimes folks put together several fun cuts of the data. My favorites are below, but to really capture the coolness of this mashup, be sure to "play" each tweet stream. The … [Read more...]

Google’s malware goof – a personal experience and perspective

Over the weekend, Google Search was rendered useless for about an hour on Saturday thanks to human error where every Web page was considered dangerous malware (Information Week has an excellent overview of what happened). Google posted on its search blog about the error. Marissa Mayer, VP of Search Products at Google, wrote: "If you did a Google search between 6:30 a.m. PST and 7:25 a.m. PST this morning, you likely saw that the message "This site may harm your computer" accompanied each and … [Read more...]

Announcing Altimeter Group

I'm very happy and proud to announce my new company, Altimeter Group. The goal of the company is to provide thought leadership on social and emerging technologies, And thanks to the support and well-wishes of many people, I'm off and running. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions I'm getting about Altimeter Group. What services will you be providing? My goal is to help leaders and their companies understand how to deal with and thrive with social and emerging technologies. This … [Read more...]