Friday Folly: August 29, 2008

Now, I love the audacity of this, but I wonder who signed off on it … and who the ad is actually targeted towards. But then, maybe it increased sales in dance...

Does Social Media Scale?

Over the past week or so there have been a series of ideas coming together in my mind. I had been struggling to pull them together into a coherent framework until I saw this post by Peter Kim. He asks some difficult questions around the benefit of social media, but goes further — suggesting that social media does not scale: One-ninth of the WORLD’s...

In a Commodity Market, Good Design is Imperative

The problem with living in “internet time” is that the “new” very rapidly becomes commonplace. Think back 12 months. What websites were you visiting regularly? Which blogs? The velocity of change that haunts our everyday lives means that we are living with the ghosts of old applications that struggle to remain relevant to our ever...

Tianamo — Interactive 3D Search

One of the things that I dislike about most search engines is that they do not provide any context. You don’t get to see the connection between various sites and topics. However, this new search engine, Tianamo,  looks set to change this. When you use Tianamo, you get to see the topics that match, the sub-topics and the relative connection between them...

Friend Me? No, Friend You!

I am starting to think about SXSW next year … and am wondering how I can organise to get there. Running from March 13-17, 2009, the interactive event brings new technologies, evangelists, entrepreneurs and creatives together to look at what works NOW, and what WILL work in the near future. Twitter is a great example from last year. Clearly it is a great...