Web 2.0 in the Enterprise

My article on Web 2.0 in the Enterprise should show up any day is up now on Optimize.

Another good and intelligent article with similar points has has just shown up on Cnet I think Martin LaMonica and I are in agreement on many points. I hope he will find my article and we can further the discussion.


Contact is king

The other night, I attended a great panel in NYC put on by the New Media group of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the Emmy people).
There, Shelly Palmer, the author of the newly released book Television Disrupted stated that in the old web world, everyone said “Content is King.” With the rise of social network sites like MySpace and Flickr Contact is now king.
Scott Heiferman of Meetup noted that Myspace isn’t replacing the TV as much as it is replacing the telephone – contact, yes about content but contact none-the-less is key there. And since they’re the 800 pound gorilla these days, we should pay attention.
Good insights.
Great also to see Murray Hidary of iAmplify there. I sat with Jeff Stewart of Mimeo fame, and Jed Katz and Ross Goldstein from DFJ Gotham. Spied Nick Butterworth in the crowd as well. Thanks to Shelly and Jeff Dachis for putting this on!

Random Thoughts

Sorceron pops up in the news

Always wondered what really brought down my old company, Sorceron. Now I know…from today’s NY Post:

Hedge fund guru Lawrence Goldfarb – the man behind a $30 million plan to revive Murder Inc. mogul Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo’s record label – has a past nearly as scandal-prone as his new hip-hop counterpart… The stripper also claims Goldfarb convinced her to buy $25,000 worth of stock in a start-up called Sorceron, by promising she would make “10 times her investment.” But she claimed she never received cash or stock when she asked for it.  Goldfarb, who strenuously denied the allegation, said the stripper was merely trying to extort money from him. He eventually settled the case.

I noticed Larry would come by the office wearing a tee-shirt and jeans, looking like he had been out all night. Hmmm.


Random Thought

2 Geeks, one a rock and roller

I got the chance to have lunch with one of my favorite podcasters, Michael Butler,aka the Rock and Roll Geek, and his lovely wife, Athina.
Michael was, in person, the same guy he is on the podcast, talking rock, talking geek stuff, and generally being the kind of person you enjoy having a beer with. Thanks for taking the time to meet, Michael, “I really appreciate it!” 🙂 Ahthina – it was great to meet you too!

Here’s a picture after lunch in Times Square: