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The Facebook Landrush

Written by: Bill Sherman on Monday, 15 June 2009, 7:51 AM

On Friday evening, over one-million Facebook users joined in on a landrush to claim their custom extension to their Facebook page. Users could now be have memorable identities that they could put on a business card. Compare these two urls: http://www.facebook.com/bill.sherman http//www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1544430393&ref=nf Now, I’ll admit, I was one of those people who logged on to […]

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Tweeting the American Revolution

Written by: Bill Sherman on Monday, 15 June 2009, 2:05 AM

Yesterday, I wrote about the impact of social network technology on the Iranian protests. It’s interesting to compare this past week’s events with other protests: Ukraine’s Orange Revolution (2004-05) China’s Tianamen Square Protests (1989) Czechosolovakia’s Velvet Revolution (1989) Poland’s Solidarity Movement (1980) Would Poland’s change have occured quicker if the union members and organizers had […]

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Twitter: When the Bird Chirps, Does Anyone Learn?

Written by: Bill Sherman on Tuesday, 9 June 2009, 11:48 AM

Last week, Mike Prokopeak (editorial director of Chief Learning Officer magazine) teed up an interesting question about the value of social media to learning. Right now, Twitter–which right now is just passing the peak of Gartner’s Hype Cycle. For the last year many people have asked each other “are you on Twitter?” Now, some journalists […]

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Smart Phones vs. People

Written by: Bill Sherman on Monday, 22 September 2008, 2:28 PM

The Economist’s Gulliver blog pointed me towards the following interesting gem: According to a study conducted for Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, 35% would choose their PDA over their spouse–if they absolutely had to choose. Now, maybe that sobering statistic says something about the overall level of marriage satisfaction (and divorce rates) within contemporaty society. In […]

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