powerset growth = gartner hype curve

Strange that the latest post on Techcrunch doesn’t seem to mention the obvious connection between the Powerset graph for predicting growth for new startups and the Gartner Hype Curve which I’ve talked about a few times, and used in our Museums and the Web presentation It’s an obvious and well established model. A first boom … Read more

The diminishing returns of size

I gave a workshop last week to a bunch of museums in the North East entitled “Bootstrapping the Web”. Well, actually, it started off as that but following a questionnaire asking what they’d like to learn, the focus changed a bit to “How to do social media well”. I’m hoping the attendees learnt something – … Read more

Being serious isn’t the whole answer

It’s been interesting watching the response to whatever 2.0 is as the whatever it was has matured into whatever it is now. …I should probably rephrase that… The social web has changed as it crawled its way through those painful teen years of greasy skin, piercings, “you just don’t understand me” and shouting at its … Read more

For the webs2, please follow the crowd

The last talk I gave – in December 2008 – was at Online Information and titled “What does Web2.0 DO for us?”. Here are the slides (my third slide deck to get “homepaged” on slideshare…yay…): This one was attempting to focus on Web2.0 in the Enterprise. Frankly, “The Enterprise” is a subject which fills me with fear, … Read more

Webnoise

A lot of rumbling about the noise created by the (social) web has been reaching our ears recently. I’m not in this instance talking about the management of “outgoing” social media but more about how people deal with the sheer quantity of stuff which is arriving through various channels. The news feeds, tweets, emails, IM … Read more

All noise, no signal. Lifestreaming is a timesink

The fascination with various “lifestreaming” tools continues apace. Brian Kelly has been getting particularly excited about the regulation (or not, as his fellow Twitterers are shouting) of these tools. “We should have standards” he says. “No! Standards are boring”, everyone replies… In this particular area I have to say I pretty much fall on the … Read more

It’s all about immersion

Susan Wu has written a lovely post in which she captures very elegantly some thoughts about what the next generation web might be. To date, most of what I’ve read puts “the semantic web” – in quotes because no-one really seems to agree what it’s actually all about – in the “web 3.0” spot. Ms … Read more

Thought clarification: JUST DO IT but FOR A REASON

A long and interesting thread broke out on the Museums Computer Group mailing list today about how museums could use Facebook to their best advantage. As I said on the thread – although the question about how Facebook deals with organisations vs individuals is interesting, the key question to me is what we’re trying to … Read more