Category Archives: Life

[Book Review] What’s Mine is Yours: the Rise of Collaborative Consumption

In college I read a few things about culture, collaboration and communication, including Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone, as well as work by and work critiquing sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. These works helped influence a lot of scholarship as they shine a light on human interaction and communication among groups. Lately, I’ve been thumbing through a book by Rachel […]

Google Upgrades Social Search with Clearer View of Network Connections

Last week Google officially announced their next round of updates for the Social Search feature of their search engine services. In this latest version, users will now have the option of viewing links and information from those within their network intermingled with the more traditional search results. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hAgiIXuNbs&w=560&h=349] Google’s YouTube Video on Social Search Update […]

@eMarketer on SMB spend toward Websites, Email and Social Media

A wide swath of small to medium sized businesses focused on their website this years as eMarkter reveals website spending in 2010 is up. Moreover, continued cash flow toward websites (17%), email (15%), and social media (13%) is predicted. Amplify’d from www.emarketer.com Small Businesses Focus Online Spend on Websites Looking to other low-cost marketing options […]