Saturday 30 July 2011

Guilty until proven innocent - we find ourselves

Following up on yesterday's post, somehwere around Kindergarten we're either perfectly happy and in loving peace with everyone and everything around us, or much less so.
When much less so, there must be a reason, or, as I said yesterday, a root cause. When we know the cause, we can find the cure - problem solved!


As an energy of fact, you're matter

Matter. Energy. Yin and Yang.
Here's my story on why we tick the way we do - part one

Wednesday 27 July 2011

The socmed files: I wanna believe

This week I had a chat with Steve Denning and Michael Ricard, and also some comments on IBM presenting their social profile.
Both are related in the sense that lots of (social) promises are made, but little social or not outcomes presented.
That worries me. Social works for me, for sure, and for many others I know. But why? Is it the What -just get yourself on the social bandwagon and you'll be saved- or the How -adapt to the social media ways of living and you'll enter the Promised Land- or the With What -connect via as many social networks as you can and you'll be Socialised

For me, this is how it works:

Thursday 21 July 2011

Google extremely favours G+ in search

I'm not a very vain man, if at all, but every now and then I Google for "martijn linssen" to see what comes up. I only check the first page, and see how the order is for the first five: those should contain this blog (number one), my Twitter account and my LinkedIn account.
Currently LinkedIn is at no. 2 and Twitter at 3 (I have no idea why!) and numbers 6-10 show the other Martijn Linssen, who is on Facebook unlike me, and whatever comes up next

Sunday 17 July 2011

Rome and Greece. History repeating itself, or reverting?

2,500 years ago, Rome and Greece were formed.In 509 BC the Roman Republic was formed, and the Classical period started in Greece around 500 BC. 500 years later Greece was put under Roman rule, and 500 years after that the Germanics forced the last Roman emperor to abdicate

But, in the meantime, Rome's and Greece's influence had stretched across the world.
Looking at the current state of affairs, the so-called senatorial provinces are rocking the boat again. Will history revert itself, and their rise mean the downfall of Europe?

Wednesday 13 July 2011

Twitter spam - a problem? No. Curation is here

A few times a day, I get a tweet directed at me from someone I don't know, who neither offers something related to what I have recently tweeted.
The first few times that happened, a few months ago, I clicked the URL and ended up at some site after being redirected via more than a few others (hello pageview counter), and saw nothing I was interested in

Since, I recognise the pattern: tweet is short and unrelatable, picture is attractive in either which way, and tweet always contains a URL. When I visit that tweeps' tweets, out of the last 20 a few are repeated

Pattern established - why now can't Twitter do that automatically and block these spammers before they harass me?

Saturday 9 July 2011

The lifecycle and stages of a social network

Thanks to Scott Berkun for triggering me here, and of course this was related to Google+:

@drmstream there is a blog post waiting to be written about the lifecycle/stages of a social network.

There is. And this is one.
I don't believe in having to behave differently on social networks. I believe that we all behave like we are taught to from the early start. Some people even call that domestication, and say that we learn to self-domesticate ourselves

Tuesday 5 July 2011

Apples and oranges: Socialcast and tibbr

The other day one of my commenters asked:
What's the difference between Socialcast and tibbr?

I had a rough idea but not much of a clue, and decided to do a quick one. I commented back but there has been some considerable dustblowing going on, so I'll repeat that here and elaborate on it