Wild Turkeys are running around my back yard

I tried to get a photo - but they run too fast.  But I was awoken to the distinctive sound of ‘gobble gobble’.  Ah - life in the suburbs.

Sorry I haven’t been blogging, but its a new year and we’re about ot ship a major upgrade. Widget editor, Network Operator controls, CSS skinning, scaling, Enterprise edition, new hires, a new president - the list goes on and on.  Who knows - we might even announce some …………….. [shhhhh - not yet]

Meanwhile……

Happy birthday to Jon Husband - one of my favorite people.

A multimedia message from Lisa from Squaw Valley.  Four cousins having fun.  That was by far, the best part of my birthday - having my sister come in with her girls.  BTW Party Pics here from Pat Franklin. Thanks Pat!

No word from Hugh yet, but lots of others have been expressing their support and opinion.  I probably wouldn’t make such a big deal of this, but Lisa (my wife) really likes Austin and SXSW and we have baby sitters lined up, know where to take the kids, our favorite restuirants, hotel reservations and hell - I spoke at the original original SXW - back in the early 90’s before Hugh was even involved.  Oh well - I guess I’ll have to throw a birthday party/unconference on DLAs.

Apaprently Dell is gonna give Best Buy and their Geek Squad a run for the money.  Help a home, Home LANs, Home media Centers, connecting it all to the Car and Mobile - are key ingredients in convergence.  DLAs can connect them all together.  And Cisco ain’t going away either!  And Pluto - Open Source based Smarthome + Media Server Appliance.  This is a big pie who’s day has come.

Michael Arrington astutely points out that older people don’t use the web the same as ‘younger’ people.  But if I remember correctly - as the web was growing - it was clear that older people were an active, huge proportion of the active populace.  So has social networking and blogging passed them by?  Will baby boomers ever have their own ‘pages’?  I say yes.  But they won’t look like MySpace pages (unless of course, those baby boomers wanna get laid.)  Profile pages - will be a consistent element of the future/Next web.  Everyone has acounts, resumes/CV, data all over the place and the need to organize it. And connect it to a converged world (see directly above.)  But creating MySpace-like SNS for them is wrong.  There’s gotta be an angle.

Olivia Connect, MyNuMo, Fastmovie.tv, MyPunchBowl, SocialNetwork.in, TailoredMusic, Shycast

Mashable Roundup (notice Pete Cashmore has to smply list out these new sites - there’s dam many of them!)  I wonder how many of these sites think they’re gonna even break even?  I bet less than 5%.  The formula to success is clear: support open standards, let your users move their data around (in both directions), come in with sposnors already lined up, know your vertical and niche well and give them appropriate content - and DON’T build your platform from scratch. License it from us.

Frightened Deer in the headlights, who spend years doing nothing but trying to sell a company, get fired.  No wonder they never pulled the trigger with us.  Well maybe the NEXT administration will be smarter.

Watching big media companies figure out their social networking strategy - keeps me amused.  Its entrenched players versus the startups - and guess where all the innovation comes from?  Which then drives this continued push towards acquisitions.  As opposed to IPOs.

Liz Gannes forgot to mention Clearspring in this post of the coming Widget Storm.

I’m sorry James Hong doesn’t get to complain about idiot ideas - when he’s created some himself.  Which then means that he can’t complain about not wanting to go work for him - to CREATE those lame ass ideas.

Jon Udell exptrapolates on a social network for new employees.  Core part of any enterpirse is HR.  And remember what Ross Perot said “your company is your people“.  And what I say “what software ISN’T about people?”

Looks like former client Alliance-Atlantis is finally selling itself.  Maybe NOW they can get on with the VOD and SNS plans we made - and create a Candian oriented UGC site.  Oooops - did I just spill the beans?  Well those beans have been sitting on the stove for over a year now, so they’re pretty dam old and stale.  No rocket science here.  A-A owns Canadian rights to LOTS of movies and TV shows.  Canadians are people too - you know!

Ernie leaves Yahoo, Jeremy is not surpirsed that Ben left Citizen Agency,

Curtis Smolar (one of our lawyers) makes it into the blogosphere.  Congrats Curtis.

Everybody thought the Bloghaus rocked. Congrats PodTech!

Yahoo continues to listen.  And buy. But then what?  How to monetize?  Disseminate?  Grow?  And word is leaking out on their lazy core engineering group and its lame ass infrastructure.

The buzzword du jour mentality surrounding social networking has finally peaked.  Baruch Hashem!  Now can we get on with building distributed, decentralized experiences into the web OS - and mesh our web services, content and profile pages - together?

Talk about stating the obvious: As Virtual Town Squares Rise, Some Struggle.  Hey last I looked the same thing happens in meatspace as well.  One town like Walnut Creek does it right, while Concord or Pleasant Hill - lags behind.  That’s call life and progress and the separation of the haves and have-nots.  Why should it be any different in cyberspace.  Do you think all of the guilds on WOW are as popular as Joi Ito’s guild?

Kim Cameron sets the record straight: State of the market or chance to get things right? And he has nothing against OpenID.  But Kin is the god head and groks this shit better than any of us - so please listen to him!  ID is a hell of a lot more than SSO or authentication and if we’re to stop phishing, and spoofing and ID theft - we need severe crypto, locked down, secure ID systems.

A new upper register of consciousness

Xbox 360 As IPTV Cable Box - Microsoft’s grand strategy reveals itself.  Needless to say that grand strategy involved connecting devices together and finally solving convergence - which seems to be the theme of today’s post.  So do I have to state again - DLAs will play a major part of this equation.

And to all those who missed my Birthday party - put down March 24th as the next one. We’ll be celebrating all year and bringing other folks’ birthdays into the mix.

6 Responses to “Wild Turkeys are running around my back yard”

  1. Kim Cameron’s Identity Weblog » We need severe crypto Says:

    […] Someone just pointed out this super strong message from the Energy Field that is Marc Canter: Kim Cameron sets the record straight: State of the market or chance to get things right?  And he has nothing against OpenID.  But Kim is the god head and groks this shit better than any of us - so please listen to him!  ID is a hell of a lot more than SSO or authentication and if we’re to stop phishing, and spoofing and ID theft - we need severe crypto, locked down, secure ID systems. […]

  2. Julian Bond Says:

    As you know I’ve been muttering about profile page aggregators for ages. I even gave it a name “AboutMe 2.0″. Nice to see others finally reaching the same conclusion. Personally, I find this much more interesting than the “Portal 2.0″ of the My Home Page with widgets. AboutMe is for other people to read. My Page is for me to read. One to Many, Many to One.

  3. Kisakookoo Says:

    Hi! Why I can’t fill my info in profile? Can somebody help me?
    My login is Kisakookoo!

  4. Jon Husband Says:

    Xbox 360 As IPTV Cable Box - Microsoft’s grand strategy reveals itself. Needless to say that grand strategy involved connecting devices together and finally solving convergence - which seems to be the theme of today’s post. So do I have to state again - DLAs will play a major part of this equation.

    Spot on, in my opinion.

    Paradoxically, an aspect of all the turbulence and rough-and-tumble of this hyperlinked digital environment and infrastructure is that lots of business people who are not in the thick of it (and some that are) keep wanting everything to be so simple that their cat can understand it .. I have heard more than one person say that “digital lifestyle aggregator” is too complex, too difficult a term to understand.

    Which gets me (secretly, inside) frustrated and annoyed ! What’s not to understand ?

    You have to spell it out for them, as in “guess what ? You have digital pictures up on the web and on your hard drive, you have downloaded video clips, mp3’s, movies, you have articles you want to keep, you have blog posts to which you want to refer, you have profiles and links and tagged material, etc., etc. These represent, or are your digital lifestyle .. don’t you want to aggregate them and be able to organize, retrieve and use them easily ?”

    Ofc ourse you do .. you will one day be using a digital lifestyle aggregator, a concept created by and term invented by one Marc Canter.

  5. Marc’s Voice » Blog Archive » Don’t like the term DLA or PeopleAggregator? Says:

    […] I have been asked three times now - by smart people - to change the term “PeopleAggregator“. And Jon Husband just left an intelligent comment noting that ‘digital lifestyle aggregation’ is too confusing and technical. […]

  6. james hong Says:

    HOTorNOT is responsible for 5 to 10 marriages.. PER DAY.

    Tell them that the site is lame! :)