Tuesday 27 April 2010

We have engaged in unnatural communications

An addiction is a persistent behavioral pattern marked by physical and/or psychological dependency and tolerance that causes significant disruption and negatively impacts the quality of life of an organism
Been there, done that. Gaming addiction, coding addiction, chatting addiction - not that I needed to seek any help, let alone professional, but there have been days that became nights and morning without seemingly blinking an eye

I see increasing signs of chatting addiction on Twitter. John Mayer Predicts Deadpool For Twitter is the latest news on the subject.

Friday 23 April 2010

Face Off for Facebook?

There's a lot of talk about Facebook. There's a lot of numbers about Facebook too. 132 million unique visitors per month, versus Google 147 - and Yahoo 131.
3.0 billion visits per month, versus Google 2.7 - and Yahoo 2.3
Twitter has 21 million unique visitors per month, and 162 million visits

I'm wondering about those quantities, and the overall quality. I think that the average Facebook user is just digitally gossiping, and doesn't care nor contribute at all

Monday 19 April 2010

Hashtag tweet collections

Here's my blog post where I'll publish nicely layed out hashtag collections

Fit for any browser, although Firefox is highly recommended over IE as the latter takes ages to load - some of these contain 3,000 or more tweets and thus links to pictures (avatars) on Twitter

#ADLRR2010 - added 2010-04-19: 371 tweets, 2010-04-13 09:58:40 to 2010-04-19 15:39:35
#e2conf 2010 - added 2010-06-22: 19,302 tweets, 2010-01-02 19:03:52 to 2010-06-22 07:00:46
#e2conf 2009 - added 2010-06-22: 9,358 tweets, 2009-06-24 21:55:34 to 2009-12-31 12:28:30
#gartnercrm - added 2010-06-29: 1,419 tweets, 2010-06-24 14:41:38 to 2010-06-29 09:17:11
impactoegp - added 2010-06-02: 195 tweets, 2010-05-27 08:13:14 to 2010-06-02 01:15:10
#kmers - added 2010-08-20: 500 tweets, starting at Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:07:44 and ending at Tue, 17 Aug 2010 17:23:19 on the word: #kmers
#nosqleu - added 2010-04-21: 937 tweets, 2010-04-14 13:39:29 to 2010-04-22 18:42:30 (refreshed 2010-04-22)
#sapphirenow - added 2010-05-21: 12,769 tweets, 2010-05-10 15:22:32 to 2010-05-21 09:50:54
#sbenyc - added 2010-04-20: 1,013 tweets, 2010-04-15 19:20:27 to 2010-04-20 21:35:13 (layout slightly changed 2010-04-21)
#shiftconf - added 2010-04-19: 453 tweets, 2010-04-12 06:32:02 to 2010-04-19 21:24:08
#vint - added 2010-06-09: 649 tweets, 2010-06-03 23:34:38 to 2010-06-09 09:34:41
#vmforce - added 2010-05-03: 2,918 tweets, 2010-04-26 10:30:41 to 2010-05-03 19:12:17

Update 2010-05-03 22:10 CET: moved text down, and Collections up

Monday 12 April 2010

Safely landed in the Cloud; now let's sack the EA?

Now that would be a good short-term business case for Cloud - or would it.
Triggered by Dennis Howlett's question regarding Cloud and the role of EA
@dhinchcliffe - but if I can move chunks of this 'stuff' to the cloud then why do I need an EA? Sounds like a silly qu but is it?
and Dion Hinchcliffe's answer
It's a good question @dahowlett, the cloud disrupts all sorts of EA activity. Nevertheless, architects are still relevant, more as curators.
, I tried to give a concise answer but failed - a tweet definitely is too short for that

Saturday 10 April 2010

#Smilecon tweet collection

An improved version of what I had at #SBS2010, here's the HTML file with clickable links, searches and pictures
One single file, no ads of course, I hope it suits your needs
Update April 14th 14:50 CET: The IE stylesheet has been fixed, and the file replaced. Both Firefox as well as Internet Explorer now show the desired result, so you can get it here
Best viewed in Firefox

Wednesday 7 April 2010

ERP from the Cloud? Or just mature CRP?

I'm making a habit these days of writing huge comments to good blog posts, and then deciding to turn them into blog posts on my site
Lee Provoost's blog post on Spotify at Dachisgroup was what triggered me to write this lengthy comment, and I've just turned it into this post

Lee's gone back on a music trip to memory lane because he saw cassettes in the Callooh Callay bar's bathroom in London, and making a great comparison from CD

Friday 2 April 2010

Twitter network strength calculated - for real

Most daring title ever, I think - and I've had a few so far
Starting with a few disclaimers before people try to bite my head off and spoil a good case:
  1. I used my stats from dlvr.it
  2. I picked new blog posts being announced by people themselves
  3. I compared Umair Haque, Tim Kastelle, Capgemini and myself
  4. I'm comparing direct reach, extended reach, clicks and retweets to Twitter network size
  5. Clicks form the very basis of my argument. I know, I know, but a click is the closest you can get to (measuring) a blog post
I don't have the time nor the means to undertake this on a bigger scale, but I'm sure there are people out there