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Hawaii’s tech community is getting a rare, unprecedented opportunity to make a big impact on how the City and County of Honolulu delivers services over the Web and related technologies.
On Saturday, Dec 3, you’ll want to attend City Camp Honolulu, “an unconference focused on innovation for municipal governments and community organizations.”
According to the site,
CityCamp Honolulu is just the first step in an effort to explore and document ideas, lessons learned, best practices and patterns that can be implemented within the City & County of Honolulu and shared across municipalities. Our …
I’m really loving Twitter. After sending a link to my blog post about caring for your social network, I immediately got feedback from many folks and @PhillMoran asked me to write up something similar about email.
I was about to get started but then figured, lets ask the twitterverse and sure enough, within minutes, I started getting responses.
I was planning on dissecting the tweets and summarizing them into a post. But then the thought occurred to me, why? folks already thoughtfully limited their responses to 140 characters so they’ve …
Are you a class act with email? Do you use it thoughtfully? Here’s what really peeves folks that consider email second nature:
cai_mommy: Forwarding jokes, chain mail, and those “if you love someone/know a great mother/believe in God” poems/pictures. That’s abuse.
mochichick: When someone sends a message addressed to loads of people without using bcc!
AndyBumatai: I can’t stand the “If you don’t forward this to 50 people you will (fill in guilt trip here)” How does bandwidth usage play in it?
malewa: people who, “Reply to all”!!
hawaii : I lament the underutilization …
I’m playing around alot with Twitter, Facebook, Ning, LinkedIn and I’m seeing more and more people essentially abusing their connections with others. Examples:
In Twitter: only tweeting to promote your own stuff/links
In Facebook: creating continual streams self-serving events
In LinkedIn: asking to make a connection to someone you don’t know
This indicates a few things:
Cluelessness of the essence of social networks
Embracing a failing strategy
Don’t do it. It won’t work and you’ll either be shrinking your network or building a valueless network of that’s inherently unmonetizable.
Do: Build a network on …
I just read the TechCrunch post on BrightCove’s launch and it looks like a pretty appealing avenue for those somewhat serious about monetizing their video content. Seems to me they just leapfrogged what YouTube+GoogleVideo is supposed become. They don’t have their content base anywhere near Goog’s but do have a tighter, more defined financial model.
If Google takes too long to get their act together, BrightCove could pull ahead. Watch this one closely for sure.