The old Abuzz

Before the Abuzz iPhone app, there was another Abuzz – a community site run by The New York Times.  You can check out a snapshot of the old site here, courtesy of the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. Two things come to mind: I will never get to own the Abuzz domain – The New York Times still […]

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Back to the drawing board

I launched Abuzz last Thursday and heard lots of nice things from those who downloaded it.  From the bottom of my heart, I thank each and every one of you. :)  The app was born out of my own need for it.  I actually went into the App Store one day looking for something like […]

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What’s Abuzz?

Well, it’s an iPhone app. :) Abuzz lets you search Twitter, the blogosphere, the forumsphere (or whatever it’s called) and Digg.  It lets you organize your keyword searches into campaigns so that you can keep your related searches together.  You can search all the supported services at once or customize your search to include results […]

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Why you should send me a t-shirt

T-shirts are fun little conversation starters.  If I’m not wearing something utterly ridiculous (my “I <3 Hot Moms” shirt, for instance… that photo isn’t me, by the way), I’m probably wearing a shirt from a Podcamp or one with a Web 2.0 company’s logo.  When it’s the latter, I’m essentially a walking billboard for that […]

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Enough with the snake oil posts

These posts trouble me. Why?  Because social media is not an exact science.  Have you read any peer-edited journals on the subject, lately?  I haven’t.  What I have read, though, are books, blog posts and white papers that make pretty compelling arguments.  But I don’t take them for gospel and neither should you.  After all, […]

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Stop talking, start doing

Aaron Brazell (@technosailor) said something yesterday that really struck a chord with me. “I’m really tired of the meta and the echo chamber. There’s so much happening in this world that actually matters. We’re on the edge of global economic collapse. There are companies starting and failing. There are people trying to figure out where their […]

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