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Optimal Connections

Here’s a list of social networks I’m on and where I’ve been at one time or another completely overwhelmed with information: – Foursquare – Friendfeed – Posterous – Tumblr – Twitter I was thinking today that the only thing I really remember people complaining about was that they were completely overwhelmed with none of this […]

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Trying to Find the Smaller Conversations

At the very last meal of our latest cottage weekend before our car ride back to Toronto, @joshdavey challenged us and forced us to admit if we got value out of Twitter anymore. We started discussing the Buzz Kill story that Leo Laporte published and how for us yelling in a room full of other […]

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Social Networks as Trust Building Tools

This is something I’ve been meaning to write for a while, though one of Chris Brogan’s posts finally got me around to doing it. Social networks have no feature or even general importance besides to the way they can be tools to help us build trust in one another.  There was a video that came […]

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Single In, Single Out

It’s really fun being part of online social networks.  It’s fun to communicate with others and to share. It’s a big pain in the *#$ to participate in all of the great networks out there.  It’s really difficult to make sure we broadcast a consistent message across the different publishing platforms, but more importantly, its […]

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Social Media Is Not For You

I’ve been getting into a lot recently of being connected to systems, while at the same time really being as disconnected as possible from them. I starting thinking about that while reading Tim Ferriss‘s book, the 4 Hour Work Week. Tim gives examples of businesses that he’s set up, which require very little interaction from […]