10 Ways Facebook Has Changed Since 2004

10 Ways Facebook Has Changed Since 2004originally published in MediaPost's Social Media Insider Facebook has earned a few degrees since it launched as Thefacebook in 2004. A Facebook media kit from the spring of 2004 recently surfaced, and it offers a glimpse as to how much has changed since then. Here are 10 quotes from […]

Six Chickenpants of Separation

Six Chickenpants of Separationoriginally published in MediaPost's Social Media Insider One morning, I arrived at work to find an unexpected visitor waiting for me at my desk. Short and bald, he was shirtless and wearing the most extraordinary pair of pants. He goes by the name Agent 011, but his real name is Chester Chickenpants, […]

10 Comebacks I’d Like to See

Second Life's new motto: "They're not real, but they're spectacular!" Ten Comebacks I'd Like to Seeoriginally published in MediaPost's Social Media Insider  It could be the Olympics, or the fear of another early ending to the Mets’ season, or Ben Folds reuniting with the other two guys as they ironically tour again as Ben Folds […]

Is This the Murderer’s Motive?

The face of a murderer – distorted from the original and yet all too recognizable  Is This the Murderer's Motive?originally published in MediaPost's Social Media Insider  I woke up yesterday morning to a report from NY1 that it could take months before we learn the motive of the Aurora, Colo. murderer. Then I arrived at […]

Getting Lost In Social Discovery

Getting Lost In Social Discoveryoriginally published in MediaPost's Social Media Insider “Social discovery” is one of the hotter buzzwords these days, referring to how people can tap friends’ implicit and explicit recommendations to experience something new. At first, it sounds like more jargon, but when you experience it firsthand, you can get a sense of […]

Is Experimentation Innovation?

uhh, thanks, Bob Garfield, but this isn't the experimentation I had in mind… Is Experimentation Innovation?originally published in MediaPost's Social Media Insider Are experimentation and innovation one and the same? The two words were initially used interchangeably during MediaPost’s recent Brand Marketers Summit, until some panelists sorted it out. Consider the description of the panel […]

The Interest Graph Vs. The Knowledge Graph

Above: Robert Scoble's Interest Graph, via Gravity.com The Interest Graph vs The Knowledge Graphoriginally published in MediaPost's Social Media Insider  What’s more valuable: your interests or what you want to know? The difference between the Interest Graph and the Knowledge Graph will shape the direction of two major technology companies in the years ahead, and […]

Flying Too Close to the Sun

Flying Too Close to the Sunoriginally puiblished in MediaPost's Social Media Insider Remember Highlight? Sure, it’s still around, and it’s premature to write it off. Yet the new app that received the most buzz at South by Southwest (SXSW) this year just gained a new competitor: Facebook. There have been many instances recently of the […]

10 Things Facebook Can Do With Face.com

10 Things Facebook Can Do with Face.comoriginally published in MediaPost's Social Media Insider; above image via Face.com's iPhone app Klik  One of the fastest-growing Facebook groups this year must be for people whose companies have been acquired by the social network. Following Instagram, Facebook acquired loyalty app Tagtile, proximity network Glancee, photo sharing service Lightbox, […]

How iOS is WeOS

How iOS is WeOSoriginally published in MediaPost's Social Media Insider  Instead of waiting for the so-called ‘Facebook phone’ to come out, there’s already a pretty decent mobile handset running an operating system that’s somewhat social today and will be far more social this fall. It’s called the iPhone, and the upcoming software update is so […]