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Google and the Jigsaw Puzzle of Online Discourse

by Darin Stewart  |  February 24, 2017

Comment Sections: the toxic waste dumps of the internet. Just like in the comics, even the most mild mannered citizen can turn into a noxious super-villain when doused with the...

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Twitter Trumps Trolls

by Darin Stewart  |  February 8, 2017

The Twitterverse can be a nasty place.   One study found that 88% of abusive social media mentions occur on Twitter. It is the platform of choice for a certain personality...

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“Digital BizOps”: A Philosophy of Business Operations in the Digital World, Part 1

by Daryl Plummer  |  September 19, 2014

Digital Business is everywhere and everyone is buzzing about it. But like a swarm of angry bees, sometimes all you want is for the buzzing to stop. Unfortunately, in the...

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Searching in the Echo Chamber

by Darin Stewart  |  January 4, 2012

At a time when technology should be broadening our information and knowledge, it may in fact be narrowing our minds. Attention management is becoming an instinctive self-preservation behavior.  We don’t...

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The Benevolent Dictator Principle

by Darin Stewart  |  April 4, 2011

A few years ago, media incubator NewAssignment.net partnered with Wired magazine in a decidedly meta project called Assignment Zero.  The idea was to use crowdsourcing to produce an in depth...

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Facebook is not a Social Network

by Darin Stewart  |  March 28, 2011

I finally got around to watching “The Social Network”, the film chronicling the rise of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. The movie was excellent, but I found myself obsessing over the...

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Cloudstreams: The Next Cloud Integration Challenge

by Daryl Plummer  |  November 8, 2010

I’m about to introduce a term to describe a solid trend in cloud computing integration – Cloudstreams. It will come as no surprise to those of you who have spoken...

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Cloud Services Brokerage is Built on Markets Near 1 Trillion in Spend!

by Daryl Plummer  |  October 11, 2010

I recently wrote a prediction stating that "Cloud Services Brokerage (CSB) is the single largest revenue growth opportunity in Cloud Computing". Of course, not everyone agrees with that. So, I...

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Can Bulk Licenses in the Cloud Save Software Vendor Revenues?

by Daryl Plummer  |  March 30, 2010

I posed an interesting question in our cloud council meeting last month. Since then, I have been trying to get more detail on the issue. The question was, when will...

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Legal Eagles And The Cloud: What Would Denny Crane Do?

by Daryl Plummer  |  February 12, 2010

In the last three months, I seem to be spending a lot of time with legal staff at large enterprises talking about cloud computing. I knew the lawyers would wake...

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