Category: internet

Social Networking Primer – Update

I’m meeting later today with an old friend of mine, Catherine Novak, who is a communications expert with a particular interest in Social Networking. Then tomorrow, I am meeting with another old friend, Michael Allison, who is also a communications expert, and has a thing or two to say about social networking. I thought it …

Social Networking Primer – LinkedIn

I actually joined LinkedIn before FaceBook, in early 2007. I figured as a “professional”, I needed to join the “professional” social network, and leave FaceBook to the teenagers. I am now of the opinion that BOTH can be useful, personally and professionally. My focus this week, however, is LinkedIn. As a long-time lingerer on LinkedIn, …

Social Networking Primer

I spend a great deal of time going to conferences on Search Engine Optimization, Affiliate Marketing, Webmastering and so forth. Not as much as some of my crazy friends, but often enough. For the last few years, the buzz has been “social networking”. For the first few years it was “building your own social networks”. …

Mandatory First Blog Entry

I’ve been blogging for several years now, and writing content for websites (mostly my own) for about a decade. This is not the first “personal website” I’ve put together, but it is the first one that included a “blog” component. So, here it is. Ye Olde Mandatory First Blog Entry. So what is this website …

The Future of Distributed Computing

(Originally Published January 19, 2002) What is it? Can one computer program solve seemingly impossible mathematical problems, discover alien life in the universe, cure cancer, or crack the impossible encryption key? Yes, it can. But only when this one computer program runs on thousands of computers around the globe. This is the world of distributed …

Freedom of Information: Napster and the Record Industry’s Accident

(Originally Published March 5, 2001) Every once in awhile a defining historical event occurs. Years later, philosophers argue about what would have happened if the direction was different. What if the South won the American Civil War? What if Hitler had won WWII? What if Communism had swept the world? Sure, we hear rumblings in …