Well that’s blown it

Reading Time: 2 minutes I read Tom Coates post on flickr and made me think that I had seen a seminal moment in the world of PR and social media. In fact, the last time I felt like this, was in April 2000 when I had just done a meeting with an incubator fund and had been confronted with … Read moreWell that’s blown it

Why the web has gone down the pan

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was inspired to write this post from a number of things that came together at the same time. I found it hard to find anything worthwhile posting about over the past few days because I was insufficiently inspired, particularly by online happenings. Then there was Michael Arrington’s post on TechCrunch: Silicon Valley Could Use … Read moreWhy the web has gone down the pan

Innovators dilemma

Reading Time: 4 minutes Mike Lynch has a high profile in the UK as one of our few technology success stories, he is CEO of a company called Autonomy which provides knowledge management solutions for enterprises, government organisations like the NSA and search engine Blinkx. The secret sauce of Autonomy is based on statistical analysis: a technique called Bayes … Read moreInnovators dilemma

Rated: Useless?

Reading Time: 1 minute Jonny Rosemont had a recent posting on his old blog (his shiny new one is here) about three blogging tools that he rates and three which he thinks are tired. I have a slightly different stance since I got into post-widget stress disorder some 18 months ago and have cleared many of the products he … Read moreRated: Useless?

The thinking man’s radio station

Reading Time: 1 minute I have been throwing my iTunes playlist data into last.fm since I found about the Audioscrobbler plug-in before the last.FM brand took off. I found it a useful way to add content on my website and get recommendations from friends playlists. It was only the other week that I really discovered the value of the … Read moreThe thinking man’s radio station