Supernova 2008: Defining the Challenges

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

Supernova 2008 held day 1 of the three-day conference yesterday in San Francisco’s Mission Bay Conference Center. The opening session tackled “defining the challenges”, which was admittedly a fairly vague title. Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody, started off the session taking about the characteristics of organizing groups online and offline. Shirky pointed to […]

Google I/O: OpenSocial 101

Posted on Jun 2, 2008

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Google I/O, a two day developer gathering in San Francisco. The first session I sat in on was OpenSocial: A Standard for the Social Web with Patrick Chanezon, Kevin Marks, and Chris Schalk from Google. The session aimed to answer “what does social mean?” and “how […]

CupcakeCamp comes to San Francisco this Sunday!

Posted on May 26, 2008

(artwork by Cindy Li) The first ever CupcakeCamp (inspired by BarCamp and the constant cupcake gatherings in New York) is coming to San Francisco this Sunday! CupcakeCamp was created by Cindy Li, Lynn, Marianne Masculino and myself with support from the cupcake-loving community. To RSVP to CupcakeCamp, go here. We also have a wiki here. […]

Twitter responds

Posted on May 23, 2008

Wow, totally did not expect today to be as overwhelming as it was. There are a lot of things being thrown around, some valid and others completely nonsensical, so I’d like to clear a few of them up (hoping to be less long-winded than my last post). Twitter did respond, twice on Get Satisfaction, first […]

Twitter refuses to uphold Terms of Service

Posted on May 22, 2008

Update 3: Please see my follow-up post about Twitter’s response. I started using Twitter in March 2007, just before their SXSW explosion. Not surprisingly, I instantly became addicted and since then have used the service for everything from personal to professional. Overall, Twitter is a great platform to connect with friends and co-workers and it […]

Community in the comments

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

I’ve been sitting on this post for a while to let the dust settle over the buzz and debate that surrounded Flickr’s venture into video a couple weeks ago. What I found most interesting from the conversations that erupted across the inteweb was the sense of community (or lack there of) in Flickr and YouTube […]

Covert Operation

Posted on Apr 2, 2008

I’ve been digging through a lot of my old work this past week and stumbled across a pitch that was a lot of fun to execute. In 2005/2006, my former agency VML received a RFP from Ubisoft to create buzz for their upcoming release of Splinter Cell 4. I had directed a very large brainstorming […]

One size does NOT fit all

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

Recently, there has been a rash of one-size-fits-all services that aim to provide a solution to “managing” various sites like Twitter, Pownce, Tumblr, Jaiku and Facebook all at once. As with most of my rants, they begin on Twitter and then trickle their way into a blog post – and if you’ve seen some of […] launches!

Posted on Mar 19, 2008 launches today! This will be a place where I talk about social media and related topics. I will continue to blog at Shake Well Before Use as well, but there was a demand for having a site more tailored to my personal opinions and adventures – thus this site was created. I will most […]


Posted on Feb 2, 2008

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