Agreed. Most don't know how apps are using this data. Facebook does a good job disclosing cc

Archive for April, 2007

I’ve been following the online data storage market very carefully, (having worked at a data storage company for 3 years)

The new model of web companies is to minimize technical infrastructure, such as using webservices like a utility like power or water.

Tim O’Reilly is asking for numbers from clients, a case study to show how the web is an infrastructure. The benefits? pay as you go, no need for a sys admin or HW purchase, no upgrading, and hopefully no data loss. Of course, the real risk is worrying about where your corporate data is, Jeff Nolan notes some issues with continuity with databases and storage.

Amazon is not alone, I’ve a list of quite a few enterprise IT vendors that are also entering the online data storage industry, so please don’t forget those companies (who already have a large install base)

The big picture for Online Data storage is the opportunity for effective marketing, (there are other opportunites and disruptions to think about as well). When user data is stored on the cloud, the opportunity to understand, organize, and connect information is at hand. This is why I have the theory that Amazon S3 will eventually pay users (or other online data storage users) to upload data.

Arrogant A-lister? Succesful Entrepreneur? Or a generous knowledge resource?

Guy is never a short of words as he shares how he became one of the top bloggers so quickly (I’ll admit, I was one who is jealous as he skyrocketed to fame in 3 month). His content is often written as a resource, a “how to” be an evangelist or entrepreneur.

Best quote? “Who give a Shitake” about your personal journal. I was the one that told Jennifer not to throw around that “A-list” term, well she asked Guy right up front, pretty cool. Wow, Guy has a nice estate, what an incredible backyard. His goal is to be ranked in Technorati as the top 10, he’s 14 pegs away. Guy says he doesn’t read any other blogs other than his, well he only has about 40 feeds that he reads.

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Here’s a fantastic roll-up from Daniel Riveong Head of Search Marketing of e-Storm International, in which he provides this comprehensive thought piece of Marketing, Social Media, Web Strategy, and Search Marketing.

In this definitive post; “Marketing Changes: CMOs, Evangelist, Social Media Programs, Website Strategy Positioning” He demonstrates the different roles, strategies, programs and changes that are required to be flexible in today’s Marketing world.

Blogger Dinner this Tuesday in SF

Categories: EventsPosted on April 29th, 2007

Hugh McLeod is coming in this week, a blogger dinner at Gordon Biersch Brewery is going to happen on Tue night if you can make it. Scoble has news, or sign up on the wiki (see who’s going already).

Try to avoid the traffic from East bay, so take BART if possible. Did you know the freeway in Oakland melted from an exploding tanker? Thomas Hawk even took pictures. I got a lot of news from Dave Winer on Twitter, see how I get my news?

What does it take for Hugh to draw on the back of my business card some art or a caricature? Anyone know what I need to bribe him with?

I hope to see you there…afterwards, I’ll be heading to Kris Tate’s new pad in SF, he’s turning “nearly 30″. (not really, but you get the idea)

Dear Speaker,

Categories: RuminationsPosted on April 28th, 2007

Dear Speaker,

While I’m honored you read my blog, and think highly of what I publish, I would really appreciate if you would reference me or cite me in your presentations.

It’s a professional courtesy to cite others, especially if they’ve worked hard to get the knowledge that they have. Also, it adds to your credibility, as third party sources can validate your point. Since we’re in a very open community, people talk, and people will find out anyways if you use someone’s work without their permission.

I certainly encourage you to use this information I share to grow, be better, and to improve web strategies, I certainly would appreciate if you would reference me going forward.

Professionally and Appreciatively,


Dear Oracle Bloggers, host a Lunch 2.0

Categories: EventsPosted on April 27th, 2007

Oracle Bloggers, I know you’re frustrated in not getting the respect you deserve, here’s an idea, I’m helping out with the Lunch 2.0 community, it’s a community event that different companies host in the web and tech space. There’s been a ton of companies that have hosted this event, upcoming ones will includes LinkedIn, a networking company, and I even hosted one last year for HDS.

Email me (on right nav) if you want details, I’ll help you get it done right, heck maybe PodTech can help you record the event on video, either way time to reach out to the community, meet other bloggers, make contacts and show your human side both on the blogosphere and in person.

Maybe Robert (my colleague) will have time to show up too. My title is “Director of Corporate Media Strategy”, it’s my job to help corporations with social media, I’m reaching here to you.

Update: One Oracle blogger doesn’t think this is such a good idea. Maybe you could swing by his blog and leave a comment. Be sure to read my comment, if you don’t agree, but sure to let me know. This conversation continues to grow, as Dennis Howlett is a guest blogger from Zdnet blogs.

Our newest client Topix has asked PodTech to put together a profesional video surveying folks in the community to find out “What’s wrong with local news” This short documentary hosted by my colleague Rio Pessino asks Rafe Needleman from CNET’s Webware, Adriana G (have you seen her photo shoot? wow!), KQED’s Raul Ramirez, Hooman from Alice 97.3 who recently ripped into Scoble pretty dang good, new buddy Johnny Ham of Ustream, Sarah Meyers, Craig Newmark of Craig’s list, as well as other SF locals.

The Topix crew got together to ask folks what’s wrong with Local News, well here’s my answers:

1) Lack of aggregation of all photos, blogs, images, in my local area
2) I don’t only want the stories from journalists, but I want the opinions of people in the community (without a filter)
3) Traffic, Crime are not the only things that are worthy to me, there’s other things I want to know about.

After spending some time with Topix folks, I learned that if you type in your city name and news (Palo Alto News) Topix will come up above the fold in a Google search, try it with your city. They’re aggregating content to build something new, I hope they take some of my ideas into consideration.

Oh yeah, we’ve made some improvements to our Video player, what do you think? There’s a widescreen version, and you can share and some other features.

I’m excited for Mark Krupinski who has accepted a role as a Community Manager at Rasmussen Colleges. He’s been an advocate of social media and has had a somewhat frustrating experience at his previous company who simply, well, didn’t get it. Apparently Rasmussen is not like that, they encourage him to be creative, reach to the community and want him to experiment with other interaction devices that could increase education results, interactive environments like SecondLife.

While community is nothing new in the collegiate experience, for a the formal web organization of an educational group to start thinking about these tools for education is fantastic. Setting up tools so that students can learn from each other, share information, interact, argue and connect. Since this is the way we’re expected to perform in the future workplace, why should we limit it only there? I’ve seen some tools that Mark will be sure to look at in the Web 2.0 arena focused on Education.

Congrats to Mark, and Congrats to Rasmussen colleges for creating such a modern, interesting, and effective role.

Recently, some colleagues of mine told me my blog is so very “Corporate” and “Strategic”, that’s a nice way of saying I’m boring.

For those that have gotten to know me, I’m not that serious in real life. I’m going to let you peer at it just a bit today. At CES in Vegas, Thomas Hawk, Kris Tate and I went around the city taking photos. We were already delirious from the fun of BlogHaus, and Thomas was on a mission to take 1000 photos and publish them. During one time, we were hanging out on the people movers and I decided to make a bolt for it, I don’t know why, but I just wanted to run on them, a voice told me “Run Jeremiah, Run!, Run like you’ve never Run before”, I did.

Last week, I invited friends on my Twitter network to caption this photo, I now extend this to you. . It’s been viewed 293 times and favorited by four. I look forward to your captions on the photo. That’s me, Thomas Hawk’s friend, Running. Enjoy!

AdTech Panel Archives

Categories: ConferencePosted on April 26th, 2007

I remembered to hit ‘record’ on the Ustream player, this is the archive of our presentation at AdTech on Tuesday in SF. Panel lead by Rohit Bhargava, Steve Hall of Adrants, Kent Nichols of Ask A Ninja, and Karl Long of ExperienceCurve on the topic of business blogging
Great session write-up (funny too) .

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