Social Design & Optimization: The Power of Network Effects 5

One of the most interesting things I’ve been studying over the last year has been the power social design and network effects. Even though many of us have used Social Media for quite sometime, it has typically been what I would call a disconnected and fragmented system of communication. Now, ...

My thoughts on Twitter being a useful tool 7

When I started on the path of using Twitter, it was fairly easy getting used to keep in touch with people, albeit, a bit like a stalkers dream! (not that i am a stalker! I swear!). I was led into it by a former collegue at PayPal, Mark Trammell. I kept ...

Tips for Building Communities, Online and Offline 7

I have been inundated with communities over the last couple years and recently it has been almost the only thing I am working on lately. I have learned so much about managing volunteer groups, creating an offline community of web geeks called “San Francisco Geek Dinners,” and in consulting roles. ...