Category Archives: Online Social Networking

Web 2.0 Sanity Check

Jack Humphrey had a great post this morning summing up why he thinks the Web 2.0 free-for-all is over, yet the Web 2.0 movement is just beginning. A great read, especially if you are an entrepreneur feverishly building an online community, social network, video-sharing site, etc. that you think you are going to sell for …

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The Real Value of a Social Network

With all of the chatter flying around about how much Facebook is worth, or how many “users” are needed (or how many “matter”) within an online social network, my head is starting to hurt. It is easy to get caught up in all of that sort of thing. After a long period of soul searching, …

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TAG Radio Spot

I had a great time yesterday chatting with Tino Mantella, the President of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). We had a lively discussion around professional online social networks, and where they’re headed. If you’d like to hear it, follow this link. On a related note, Tino will be appearing as our January guest over …

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Hittin’ the Streets with HiddenMarket

Today was a very cool day. This morning I spent a couple of hours with the Kettering Executive Network, a group of around 500 C-level/VP-level executives here in the Atlanta area. I got a chance to network with some old friends, meet some kind new faces, and best of all, show off HiddenMarket as a …

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A Dilution of Trust

Fred Wilson at Union Square Ventures had a very interesting post yesterday (Friending). In it, Fred shares his views on the evolution of “contacts”, “connections”, “friends”, et al. A very interesting read, and timely, given what we are doing here at HiddenMarket.

Why There is No Web 2.0 Bubble

I have been working on this post for some time now, and for a variety of reasons, simply have yet to finish it. However, after reading today’s offering by Alex “Semper Fi” Muse over at the Texas Startup Blog, I am scrapping my efforts on this front. He has managed to summarize my thoughts in …

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Blogging for Business Success

On Tuesday, March 14th, I will be moderating a panel on “business blogging” for the 400 Technology Connection. Our goals with the panel: To disseminate information about the Business and Social aspects of Blogging. To show how Blogging has value to the business and customer. To show the audience that Blogging can be an effective …

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Speaking at ExecuNet

I will be delivering a presentation entitled “Business Blogging: Leveraging Web 2.0 to Extend Your Personal Brand” at the March 9th ExecuNet Senior Management Roundtable. I will provide an overview of business blogging, and share you some solid strategies for taking advantage of blogging to further build your executive brand.

Speaking at the Kettering Executive Network

For those of you who are members of The Kettering Executive Network (an executive networking group here in Atlanta), I will be delivering a presentation entitled “Business Blogging: Leveraging Web 2.0 to Extend Your Personal Brand”. I will provide an overview of business blogging, and share you some solid strategies for taking advantage of blogging …

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MYSC: LinkedIn Survey

As many of you know, I am busy working on a book called Managing Your Social Capital: Leveraging LinkedIn to Expand Your Business Horizons. Specifically, the book focuses on how companies can leverage LinkedIn to get a competitive advantage. I am seeking some additional notes, case studies, and stories of LinkedIn success and failures. As …

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