Any company that isn’t primarily delivering its service via mobile five years...– Web 2.0 Is Over, All Hail the Age of Mobile | PandoDaily
Hegelian philosophy. Hegel reasoned that the present always has components of...– Web 2.0 Is Over, All Hail the Age of Mobile | PandoDaily
Square + Foursquare →
The author proposes that Apple buy Square and Foursquare, which isn’t a bad idea. It’d be cool to see one acquire the other but that’s not likely. I do think both would benefit from features borrowed from the other.
The phone is poised to usurp the PC’s throne →
I think the bigger point is that everything will become a connected computing device: Google found that more people have a mobile internet-capable device than a PC or laptop in five key markets (U.S., UK, Germany, France and Japan). In the U.S., this figure is eight percent greater.
Book Review: Reality Is Broken
Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a super important book. It’s excellently written and ties together so many current trends around work, life, education and society that I think anyone would benefit from reading at least the first 1/3 of the book. The examples and specific conclusions about gaming may not be of...
In the depths of my personal bout with Klout status anxiety, I installed a...– What Your Klout Score Really Means | Epicenter | Wired.com
The world is being bifurcated into two classes: high skill knowledge workers and...– Maybe we’re in a bubble but it doesn’t matter by Justin Kan (via kemeny)
Pensions and Royalties: The Game Changed.
Baby Boomers grew up thinking that if they worked really hard that everything would be okay. Many people were promised pensions that would take care of them late into life. But the World changed. Companies failed. Money was mismanaged. Even if money hadn’t been mismanaged and even if all those companies were still around, I doubt the pension promise would have worked out the way people thought...
Crooked Usage Books: Reality is broken by Jane... →
I also just finished reading this book and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in gamification. I also recommend it those that are skeptical of gamification and gaming. crookedusage: I had been interested in reading this book for a long time; an attempt to show that we can improve the real world we all live in by applying lessons learned through the study of how video games affect those...
Now I just need to get over the fact that Google knows what I’m reading, where I...– Jon Silk | PR Geek: Why Google is the most elegant social network
Is Facebook Making Us Lonely? →
The Atlantic makes some trumped up claims and Kathy Gill (a professor of digital communications at the University of Washington), tears the article apart. Brilliant.
There have been three big innovation narratives in the last few years that...– Great tear down. The Jig Is Up: Time to Get Past Facebook and Invent a New Future - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic
Bring The Noise With Social Gamification →
jimbuchan: The gamification of our online society has quietly been making a fuss… but what does it mean for you? Simply put, gamification refers to the enhancement of gaming techniques to non-gaming applications. One example of a business using gamification principles is Best Buy, where users can…
Rejected By VCs, Pebble Watch Crowdsources... →
I love that there are more outlets to people beyond traditional VC funding. I think we need more crowdsourcing initiatives that work more like an investment and I think we need a more robust second market. But overall, the investment word is about to get very exciting.
Twitter's Revolutionary Agreement Lets Original... →
This is a much more social way of handling patents but I wonder what happens when there’s a dispute between the multiple people on a patent.
Understanding Amazon's Strategy →
This is a great post that breaks down Amazon’s business historically and where it’s going now. Every strategy has trade-offs but what do you do when your strategy is so effective you get so big you scare people? Microsoft had this problem and now we see Amazon, Apple and Google falling victim to this as well. Being big, means you did something right but it can also give you an unfair...
Where are the $1 billion European acquisitions? →
I wonder, do US startups come with a premium over their European counterparts?
Viadeo gets $32m to become LinkedIn for the world →
There is a huge lesson here that American tech companies need to learn. Retail giants like Wal-Mart had to learn this but US based social media companies have failed to latch on to this yet. Viadeo’s success is based predominantly on its “multi-local” approach to Professional Social Networks, which focuses on leveraging and honoring the local language, business and culture of its members. This...
Social Media: The Seven Year Bubble?
I’m so tired of people saying social media is in a bubble. Investors, journalists and pundits have been shouting “bubble” since 2005 when News Corp acquired MySpace for $580 Million. A bubble can not last 7 years. Social Media is not in a bubble. Maybe it’s just time to finally admit that *maybe* social media companies are just different. They operate differently, scale...
Skillshare, Codecademy and the gamification of... →
Two excellent examples of gamification and learning. And yes, these can absolutely be applied to work. If you have any interest in or doubts about gamification you really, really need to read Jane McGonical’s (@avantgame) book Reality is Broken.
Instagram's Buyout: No Bubble to See Here →
This is a great point about the ability of 13 people to build a company capable of grabbing 35 Million users. I think the $1 Billion acquisition price is high but not unjustified. “Some would point to this as a sign of a bubble, but I think it’s more likely it just reflects the incredible scalability of modern app architectures. Using EC2 and solid monitoring, Instagram can quickly scale...
First and foremost, we crave satisfying work, every single day. The exact nature...– Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World I’m loving this book.
The purpose of the modern organization is to make it easy and natural and...– Seth Godin, Organized bravery (via stoweboyd)
The Post Social Age
The post social age is not the age built after the age of social media, it’s the age built on top of social media. In fact the post social age will be built on not just social media but the equally disruptive trends of crowdsourcing, gamification and big data. These four horsemen of the post social age will usher in a new era more disruptive than anything we’ve seen to date. The last...
Your Privacy Is A Commodity And You Will Continue...
We live in a rapidly evolving time. It’s scary. We’re going from a time where we lived our lives in private to where we are increasingly living in public. What we did behind closed doors, what media we consumed, what conversations we had, who our friends were, what news articles we read and what we liked, was known only to us. The only way companies and governments were able to find out this...