Posts Tagged ‘social’

Are We Ready for Web 3.0?


Living in Silicon Valley has been an intoxicating and suffocating experience all wrapped up into a lavish party with gourmet food and cocktails poured through a block of chiseled ice. Everyday I live, breath, sleep everything two dot oh, and what started as a way of making the web more dynamic and interactive, is now one big pool of punch where programmers, marketers, and startup founders are the new rock stars and everyone wants to jump in to take a dip and take a sip.

Let’s STIRR Things Up A Bit – Web 2.0 Event Soars to New Heights, Part I

Stirr Mixer 1.8

STIRR has set the bar pretty high, and it has earned its place as the reigning champ for monthly tech/Web 2.0 business events. Note, that I will stop using words such as “mixer” and “networking event” because they cast a horrible misconception on what STIRR is really all about.

The secret of STIRR’s success is that its founders, Sanford Barr, Sean Ness, and Dan Arkind carefully screen their invite only (and wait list application) lists in order to fill the room with people that really are start-up founders, VCs, CEOs, serial entrepreneurs, bloggers, reporters, and influencers.

Let’s STIRR Things Up A Bit – Web 2.0 Event Soars to New Heights, Part II

Stirr Mixer 1.8

Part I of the STIRR 1.8 series featured the written wrapup report. Part II is our video report, complete with interviews. Alison McNeill was on hand to capture the excitement.

Footage includes:





Mycroft now Inchorus



Video One – Rafe Needleman, Kongregate, Krugle

Video Two – Liftopia, InChorus, Swapthing, TechDirt (note: turn your volume up)

Google Tops $500 Per Share

Search leader, and start-up gobbler, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) surpassed the $500 mark for the first time today.

This is a significant milestone which only took a little over two years to achieve – making its initial public offering of $85 per share seem like a bargain today. And, if you think about it, it really has been a meteoric rise for the pair of Stanford University graduate students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, to go from a garage to a market value of about $154 billion.

Social Media and PR 911 – Stop the presses!

It’s not social media if the rest of the PR industry isn’t socializing…

I was a last-minute invite to the Bulldog Reporter Advanced PR Technology in Practice event in San Francisco on Friday to discuss Social Media and successful examples in today’s PR landscape.

I joined Sally Falkow, a fellow Social Media Club member, and Eric Schwartzman, on the “Brave New World of Social Media” panel.

Topics included:

Enterprise 2.0 Continued – Cogenz

Niall Cook, Founder and Chairman of Cogenz Ltd, commented on the last reference to Enterprise 2.0 companies to let me know about what he’s working on over at Cogenz.

Cogenz is a social bookmarking service for the enterprise, designed to help companies harness the collective intelligence of their employees. It’s similar to ConnectBeam, although they are focused on providing a much more simple user experience for those who want to start using it inside their businesses.


Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. More so, he humanizes technology’s causal effect to help people see people differently and understand what to do about it. He is an award-winning author and avid keynote speaker who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation and innovation.

Brian has authored several best-selling books including What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage! and The End of Business as Usual. His blog,, is ranked as a leading resource for insights into the future of business, new technology and marketing.

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