Monthly Archives: April 2006

Next Generation Social Networks & Unintended Consequences

Recently, I wrote that social networks were double-edged swords for media companies… they can be assets, or liabilities.  While I’ve generally been quite positive about the strategic implications of media companies owning a social network, indulge me for a moment … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How to Monetize MySpace

Anyone who’s followed my blogging knows that I have written extensively about Rupert Murdoch’s acquisition of MySpace.  So when I read the feature story in yesterday’s NY Times about the same topic, as well as all the follow-up discussions around … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The New Meaning of Programming

Some of you might be familiar with the seminal whitepaper that David Isenberg published back in 1997 titled “The Rise of the Stupid Network” (for a great commentary, read Tom Evslin’s post here). Isenberg, who was a researcher with AT&T Labs at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Is Network 1.0 also Network 2.0?

As the debate and discussions2 reached a boiling point last week about the strategic implications surrounding the major TV networks and their bold moves to embrace the web, the big question that popped into my head was… where does this … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Social Networks & the Power of the URL

Last year, in a piece titled Inherent Truths and Value of Community2, I wrote about how online communities were shifting the balance of power between consumers and corporations. Simply put, as social networks, blogs, and social media aggregators continue to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment