article in VentureBeat about how Bitcoins may restructure our civilization, and the need for advocacy to support this transition, if it is going to happen. Here’s an excerpt:
Bitcoin is a trend with all the ingredients necessary for changing the world.
Read More “How Bitcoins Could Restructure the World”
article in Gigaom on the coming cognition-as-a-service wars. The next thing after the Semantic Web.
I was quoted in this
New Yorker article about whether relationships between humans and bots are real, along with some other AI experts. Can bots experience love? Read it and find out.
Twitter’s business model appears to have shifted from being a network to being a destination. The question I address here, is whether this shift in strategy is going to work, and what the implications are.
Twitter’s Declining User Engagement: Can it be Solved?
Read More “Is Twitter’s Business Model Going to Work?”
Bottlenose has just launched something very very cool: A free version of it’s live visualization of trends in the Twitter firehose. Check it out at
http://sonar.bottlenose.com and get your own embed for any topic. This is the future of real-time marketing.… Read More “Bottlenose Announces Free Live Visualization of Global Social Trends”
Read my article in Gigaom on the Quantified Self market and how it is developing.
There are too many choices available for consumers when it comes to devices and apps that track your steps or daily activities. What needs to happen is consolidation across the industry and a focus on storytelling, not just activity.
Check out my
article in Forbes on the future of Virtual Assistants. What’s after SIRI and IVR?
All of the interesting stuff happens when data collides. A voice-based interface to a single data set is a thing of the past.
Read More “The Future of Virtual Assistants”
In Part I of this article series, we looked at how the real-time Web has precipitated Nowism as a fundamental shift in how we understand and engage with information. Nowism is a cultural shift to a focus on the present, instead of the past or future.… Read More “The Present IS the Future: Real-Time Marketing In the Era of the Stream – Part Two”
Bottlenose (disclosure: my startup) just launched the first attention engine this week.
But it appears that Bit.ly is launching one soon as well.
It’s going to get interesting to watch this category develop. Clearly there is new interest in building a good real-time picture of what’s happening, and what’s trending, and providing search, discovery, and insights around that.…
Read More “Bottlenose Beat Bit.ly to the First Attention Engine – But It’s Going to Get Interesting”
How Bottlenose Could Improve the Media and Enable Smarter Collective Intelligence
This article is part of a series of articles about the Bottlenose Public Beta launch.
Bottlenose – The Now Engine – The Web’s Collective Consciousness Just Got Smarter
How Bottlenose Could Improve the Media and Enable Smarter Collective Intelligence (you are here) A New Window Into the Collective Consciousness
Bottlenose offers a new window into what the world is paying attention to right now, globally and locally.…
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Recently, one of Twitter’s top search engineers tweeted that Twitter was
set to “change search forever.” This proclamation sparked a hearty round of speculation and excitement about what was coming down the pipe for Twitter search.
actual announcement featured the introduction of autocomplete and the ability to search within the subset of people on Twitter that you follow — both long-anticipated features.… Read More “Bottlenose – The Now Engine – The Web’s Collective Consciousness Just Got Smarter”
Today I had an interesting phone call with an alumnus of my alma mater,
Oberlin College. He called me for an informational interview, asking for some career advice. It was a good conversation. At one point, on a tangent, he asked me why I went to Oberlin?… Read More “How I Got Into College (by Doing the Opposite of What I Should Have Done). An Essay.”
This is Part III of a series of articles on the new era of the Stream, a new phase of the Web.
In Part I,
The Message is the Medium, I explored the shift in focus on the Web from documents to messages.… Read More “Keeping Up With the Stream — New Problems and Solutions”
This is Part II of a three-part series of articles on how the Stream is changing the Web.
In Part I of this series,
The Message is the Medium, I wrote about some of the shifts that are taking place as the center of online attention shifts from documents to messages.… Read More “Drowning in the Stream — New Challenges for a New Web”
A major shift has taken place on the Web. Web pages and Web search are no longer the center of online activity and attention. Instead, the new center of attention is messaging and streams. We have moved from the era of the Web to the era of the Stream.…
Read More “The Message is the Medium – Attention is Shifting from the Web to the Stream”
In the previous article in this series,
Is The Universe a Computer? New Evidence Emerges I wrote about some new evidence that appears to suggest that the universe may be like a computer, or least that it contains computer codes of a sort.… Read More “Consciousness is Not a Computation”
I haven’t posted in a while, but this is blog-worthy material. I’ve recently become familiar with the thinking of University of Maryland physicist,
James Gates Jr. Dr. Gates is working on a branch of physics called supersymmetry. In the process of his work he’s discovered the presence of what appear to resemble a form of computer code, called error correcting codes, embedded within, or resulting from, the equations of supersymmetry that describe fundamental particles.… Read More “Is the Universe a Computer? New Evidence Emerges.”
Today I’m happy to announce the launch of
StreamGlider, a new tablet app (initially on iPad) that provides the first live streaming dashboard for keeping up with your interests.
TechCrunch just broke the story.
The inspiration for StreamGlider was a product that launched in the early 1990’s called
Pointcast.… Read More “StreamGlider Launches Today!”
After my former project, Twine.com, was sold, I began to turn my attention to the Next Big Challenge: How to make sense of the growing real-time Web, or what many call, “the Stream.”
I could see the writing on the wall, and it was less than 140 characters: Social media’s own success was going to be its biggest challenge.…
Read More “The Problem with Stream 3.0”
Today, after almost two years of work in stealth, I am proud to announce the launch of
While I have co-founded and serve on the boards of several other ventures (
The Daily Dot, Live Matrix, StreamGlider, and others), Bottlenose is different from all my other projects in that I am also in a full-time day-to-day role as the CEO.… Read More “Bottlenose has Launched!”
Today I’m pleased to announce that,
The Daily Dot, our newest “ venture production,” has launched into public beta.
The Daily Dot is the first of its kind – it’s the Web’s newspaper — the first community newspaper about the Web.…
Read More “The Daily Dot – Our Newest Venture Production – Launches Today!”
The social media landscape is changing quickly, but this change won’t be immediate, or for that matter, efficient. And that’s going to be a big problem for all of us.
I believe that
Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn are fundamentally different, and thus, should not be in competition.… Read More “Sharepocalypse Now”
It may look like Google+ is competing with Facebook and Twitter, but I don’t think that is what will happen in the end. I think Google+ is a very different kind of service and it’s not clear that it can or will, or should, replace these other services.… Read More “The New Social Media Landscape: A Roadmap”
In previous articles, I’ve written about how Google+ can build a developer ecosystem on Chrome that is different from Twitter’s ecosystem, and how Twitter must change to survive against that. It’s clear that Google+ and Twitter are very different animals.
Now what about Facebook?…
Read More “Should Facebook be Worried About Google+?”
As a result of the emergence of Google+, Twitter could soon find itself in a tough spot. A large chunk of their core developer base might migrate to Google+ because there is simply more opportunity there.
Why? Well for starters, it’s really easy to crank out Chrome extensions and you can market and sell them instantly in the Chrome Web Store to a ginormous captive audience that is many multiples of the size of Twitter’s user-base.…
Read More “Why Twitter’s API Strategy Must Change in a Google+ and Facebook World”
Google+ has seen some good initial uptake from early-adopters in its first few weeks. But how will it leverage developers and partners?
In order to really build value around Google+, of course Google will integrate it with their other products, including Search, Gmail, and more.…
Read More “The Google+ Developer Ecosystem Will Be Different from Twitter”
I was recently interviewed by
Stephen Ibaraki and Alex Lin (CEO of ChinaValue) in what turned out to be the most interesting, far-reaching, and multi-disciplinary (and long) interview I’ve ever given. I was very pleased with the depth of their questions and the topics we covered.… Read More “My Best Interview: About Global Brain, Consciousness and AI”
TechCrunch kindly ran my most recent article today — the full version is available here.
Here is an excerpt:
I’ve been puzzling over Twitter’s recent tactical moves around their API, Ubermedia and Tweetdeck, for a few months now, and it just doesn’t add up.…
Read More “[Excerpt From My TechCrunch post] Why Twitter Should Adopt a Freemium API Model Immediately”
I’m pleased to announce that my newest venture production is beginning to unstealth. It’s called
The Daily Dot and it promises to be “the hometown newspaper of the Web ” — the community newspaper for Web.
The story of The Daily Dot began several years ago when I was thinking about where the Web was headed.…
Read More “Announcing my newest production, The Daily Dot”