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The Internet’s Eccentric French Uncle Passes from the Scene

by Jeffrey Mann  |  June 29, 2012

Ah Minitel.I always had a soft spot for this strange, pre-HTTP online service. It was kind of like the Internet, except for most of the things that make the Internet...

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Getting Sociable at Symposium Barcelona

by Jeffrey Mann  |  November 4, 2011

Gartner’s big European event starts next week in Barcelona, a welcome change from Cannes, in my own opinion. Social is inevitably a hot topic, and I look forward to speaking...

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Cannes Symposium 2010

by Jeffrey Mann  |  November 19, 2010

Symposium is usually an intense experience, and this year was no different. This year 3300 attended the event, a 21% increase over last year. It was the biggest EMEA Symposium...

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Hyves Sells Out to Telegraaf Newspaper: Is There a Future for Local Social Media?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  November 1, 2010

Today's announcement that the Telegraaf Media Groep has acquired the company behind the Hyves social networking site is another troubling sign for locally-oriented media sites. Hyves has achieved quite good...

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What People Asked About on My European Social Media Tour

by Jeffrey Mann  |  October 17, 2010

Last week, I had the chance to do a quick tour around Europe with Ed Thompson talking to over 300 people about social media in London, Utrecht, Zurich, Milan, and...

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TED Global: Day 0

by Jeffrey Mann  |  July 12, 2010

I arrived in Oxford, UK today for the TED Global conference  have been looking forward to this specifically for almost a year, and generally since I first heard about from...

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Talking Social at United Nations Agencies

by Jeffrey Mann  |  June 20, 2010

I haven't been blogging or tweeting much in the last couple weeks. I've had my head down while getting the magic quadrant for externally-facing social software ready for review and...

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KLM Shows How to Use Social Media During Ash crisis, and Air France How Not to

by Jeffrey Mann  |  April 18, 2010

I spent a good part of the weekend surfing web sites to find more information about how the volcano eruption in Iceland is decimating travel in Europe; partly because it...

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Recruitment Like It's 1999

by Jeffrey Mann  |  March 8, 2010

I can tell that I haven't taken a long flight or train trip recently, because I haven't blogged in a while. That's when I get the most reflective. In the...

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Internet Tech in Europe: LeWeb 2009

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 19, 2009

It was a hectic, but fun and informative two days at entrepreneur Loic Lemeur's LeWeb conference for high tech startups in Paris earlier this month. I was looking for exposure...

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