People call me The Community Guy
TED Talk: We are makers
Fantastic video about the future bringing us back to our past. Or at least I hope so.
Great quote from the Hulu CEO
“History has shown that incumbents tend to fight trends that challenge established ways and, in the process, lose focus on what matters most: customers. Hulu is not burdened by that legacy.” – Jason Kilar, Hulu CEO
Perhaps the greatest commercial of our generation
If you were a boy who grew up in the 70s and early 80s, you almost certainly tried to move objects with your mind thanks to Star Wars influence. To this day, I still dream of having such skills. So it was with great amusement that I watched this VW commercial. I also had to […]
Social Engagement Journey: How to start a movement
If you haven’t seen this TED Talk by Derek Sivers, it’s really worth the watch. Derek talks (in 3 fun minutes) about what it takes to start a movement, including leadership and more importantly, a following. As I watched this, I couldn’t help but think about the Social Engagement Journey. Mavericks (leaders, in Derek’s story) […]
Adult LEGO fandom hits TED
This makes me happy. When I started at LEGO (back in 2000), we struggled to get the attention of our colleagues in the office next door. Now, the TED stage has promoted Adult Fandom. I’m very happy right now.
Social Media Marketing book review
Shama reviewed Social Media Marketing: The Next Generation of Business Engagement. Take a peek below, or on Shama’s site.
Why I canceled MySpace today
When my MySpace account refused to respect my request to unsubscribe all email notifications, I started asking why I shouldn’t just cancel my unused account. In fact, I put that question (amusingly) out to my Facebook friends. Robert Coombs replied with the best answer to the question I could have hoped for: “I can’t give […]
2011: The Year of Photography
I don’t typically make New Year’s resolutions, but this year I’m trying it. Most of them focus around my photography: Get one of my photos published (anywhere, really) Truly turn the corner on being able to use the amazing camera I own to its full capacity Take a photo a day Continue to update my […]
How to build a community
Last week, I found myself in a macrobiotic vegan restaurant. (That’s what happens when you are dating a vegan!) On the wall, they had the image below, titled “How to build a community”. I thought it was a great list, as it showcased the idea that small tasks and reactions are often as important as broad reaching programs. […]
The amazing world of Facebook
TechCrunch recently shared the snapshot for what happens in 20 minutes on Facebook. The numbers speak for themselves, so I’ll let them do the speaking: Tagged photos: 1.3 million Event invites sent out: 1.5 million Wall Posts: 1.6 million Status updates: 1.8 million Friend requests accepted: 1.97 million Photos uploaded: 2.7 million Comments: 10.2 million […]