Community vs. Marketing

This is Part Three in a Four-Part Series on Observations on Community Building What’s the difference between community and marketing? Moving from the all-encompassing view I took in my last post, and back to the more specific realm of web companies, this is a question that me and my peers are asking often as we […]

What Are Communities Made Of?

This is Part Two in a Four-Part Series on Observations on Community Building For the second week of my experiment, I want to share thoughts on something I’ve been working to crack for a long time. What makes a community? For those of us asked to build communities for a living, we really need to […]

Unsexy Startups

When people build companies with amazing appeal in a hot space and get tons of press, I really respect that. I’ve found I have a soft spot though for those startups who aren’t as sexy and who’s products might take a little longer to take off, but in turn are dedicated to solving a thorny, […]

Why I’m Loving the Switch to Ubuntu

Just about 2 weeks ago I made the leap. I finally wiped XP off my HP Mini netbook and installed Ubuntu. I’d wanted to make an operating system change for a good while, because Windows rapidly got to be the worst thing about my 10-inch laptop. At first I’d planned to Hackintosh but after some […]

Exhibit A

I decided it was time to make a space where I could write down my thoughts on tech, business, culture, policy, and whatever else that has my attention in any given moment… This should be fun.