Year: 2009

  • Stanley Cup’s Colorful History

    Stanley Cup’s Colorful History

    UPDATE: After their epic win last night, here’s how the Cup spent last night in Vegas with the Washington Capitals. After last night’s loss to Anaheim, the San Jose Sharks are out of the running.  Might as well post some highlights from the checkered past of the world’s most famous trophy. In 1905, the Ottawa […]

  • Mobile Social Networking “up for grabs” in the United States

    Jason Calcanis has a great post on 10 things the new MySpace CEO should do. All of them are good (buy a search engine, add casual games, virtual currency) but I particularly liked his comment about the wide open space for a successful mobile social network here in the US. Japan is leading the way, […]

  • Traffic Sources and Attention

    There’s been good debate around how the source of traffic to sites is changing, shifting from the search engines to social sites such as Facebook and Twitter. I confirmed that I too am seeing a greater percentage of traffic come in via links shared on social sites and shared a colleague’s theory about what this […]

  • No Smiling!

    The Finnish Immigration pages has a series of guidelines for their passport and visa photos. I found this one regarding Expressions amusing.

  • Web 2.0 Expo 2009

    I knew this time would come. The talks about this thing called social media were great because they used to be in small groups, people passing around knowledge as if around a campfire. Now, in an attempt to codify this knowledge, package it for wider distribution, it’s become wooden – formulaic. I like the fact […]

  • John Maeda at Web 2.0 Expo

    One of my favorite presentations from this past week’s Web 2.0 Expo is now online. John Maeda, a designer & interactive artist, is now at the Rhode Island School of Design after spending time at the MIT Media Lab.

  • The Premium Upsell

    Todd Sampson has a great take on publisher’s reaction to the text-to-speech feature on the new Amazon Kindle. Rather than view this feature as a threat to their existing Books on Tape business line, they should look at Amazon’s electronic distribution of their text as a potential channel for an upsell. The quality of the […]

  • Up and to the Right

    It was windy today so we flew a kite. More photos here.

  • Calacanis on Value of twitter

    Jason Calacanis expands upon his offer to pay twitter to get his Mahalo account onto twitter’s suggested user page. It’s the distribution channel and potential click-thru traffic he’s looking for, and click-thrus to his site equals registered users and a lifetime relationship with Mahalo that can be monetized over time. The top 20 slots on […]

  • Dopplr City Colors

    Did you know that dopplr assigns a unique color to each city? Neither did I. It’s not just random either – there’s an algorithm at play here. From the dopplr blog: We wanted a deterministic RGB colour value for each city. At first, we tried mapping the latitude and longitude of a city to a […]