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New Years Anti-Resolutions for 2011

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 1, 2011

For the last two years, I have done blog posts on what I call my anti-resolutions for the year. Many bloggers publish their predictions, personal resolutions and highlights around the...

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Twappy Twirthday Twittter

by Jeffrey Mann  |  March 22, 2010

It is hard to believe that the Twitter phenomenon is only four years old, but it's true that the service went live on March 21, 2006. It has enjoyed...

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Twitter growth leveling off? Really? And if so, does it matter?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 21, 2010

The Internets are agog with speculation on numbers showing that the previously meteoric growth in Twitter users is beginning to sputter and slow down. Is this the end of the...

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Journalists ask the darndest things

by Jeffrey Mann  |  October 22, 2009

A journalist for an industry publication in Chile asked me some questions recently about Web 2.0 business models, when there doesn't seem to be  a lot of business actually going...

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Using Twitter at Events and Conferences

by Jeffrey Mann  |  October 6, 2009

We have been experimenting with using Twitter at several of the recent Gartner events. I have the most experience with the PCC conference in London, but have also been watching...

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PCC London 2009

by Jeffrey Mann  |  September 20, 2009

As well as the Enterprise Architecture Summit, I had the opportunity this week to present at this year's European Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit conference in London.  This is my...

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Of Microblogging, Twitter and Hype Cycles

by Jeffrey Mann  |  August 19, 2009

This is Hype Cycle season, which always leads to lots of comments on blogs and other social media sites. I wrote the Microblogging technology profile, and have been alternately bemused...

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Social Software at the Japanese BI and IM conference

by Jeffrey Mann  |  June 5, 2009

I wire this on my way home from 9 days in Hong Kong and Japan. It was a great trip, partly because I love traveling to Asia. It also is...

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Declaring Things Dead Is So Dead

by Jeffrey Mann  |  May 7, 2009

Every couple weeks, some industry observer or blogger declares that something that most people know well is dead, and generates a lot of page hits. Whether it's the iPhone, Microsoft,...

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Can Facebook Out-Twitter Twitter?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  April 28, 2009

It's odd to see a powerhouse like Facebook scrambling to become more like Twitter, a relative upstart with no visible means of revenue. The reported rejected acquisition bid could play...

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