Jeffrey Mann

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New Year’s Anti-Resolutions for 2013

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 1, 2013  |  1 Comment

For the last several years, I have written a series of blog posts on my anti-resolutions for the year. It’s easy to publish predictions and yearly previews in a blog around this time of year. So I won’t. If lots of people do something, that usually is a pretty good reason for me not do [...]

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New Years Anti-Resolutions for 2011

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 1, 2011  |  5 Comments

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 end of the year. So I won’t. If lots of people do something, that usually is a good enough reason for me not do it. [...]

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Enterprise Architects on Corporate Blogging

by Jeffrey Mann  |  September 15, 2009  |  4 Comments

I am doing a couple presentations on collaboration and social software at the Enterprise Architecture Summit in London this week, just before the Portal, Content and Collaboration Summit. I just got out of a roundtable on corporate blogging, which raised several interesting issues and a few solutions. The most striking observation, although not unexpected, was [...]

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Of Microblogging, Twitter and Hype Cycles

by Jeffrey Mann  |  August 19, 2009  |  14 Comments

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 and amused about the reactions to its position this year. Talking about Twitter always generates reactions, especially on Twitter. This year, Microblogging (which includes the [...]

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Social Software at the Japanese BI and IM conference

by Jeffrey Mann  |  June 5, 2009  |  2 Comments

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 a chance to get exposure to some very different markets and trends than I usually deal with when talking with EMEA and North American customers. [...]

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The Social Media MacGuffin: A Volume-based Business Model for Twitter

by Jeffrey Mann  |  March 27, 2009  |  6 Comments

Twitter famously has no visible means of financial support, aside from the money it has raised from venture capital firms. A viable business model for Twitter has become the elusive MacGuffin sought by many observers of social media, like the statuette in the Maltese Falcon. Fairly vague comments from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone have ignited [...]

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Ada Lovelace Day: Women in Technology

by Jeffrey Mann  |  March 24, 2009  |  Submit a Comment

A few weeks ago, I blogged about signing a pledge to blog about a woman in technology I admire on March 24, 2009, aka Ada Lovelace day. The subject I chose is certainly an unsung heroine, as I cannot remember her name. She was the administrator for the computer center at Davidson College where I [...]

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Great UI needed for social software controls

by Jeffrey Mann  |  February 1, 2009  |  6 Comments

This New York Times article reflects an issue that has been lurking at the back of my mind ever since I started using social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Yammer, Linkedin and my infrequent private blog. While I’m not a really high volume poster, I like to share a fair amount of stuff on [...]

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In Advance of Ada Lovelace Day

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 15, 2009  |  2 Comments

I signed the pledge to blog about an unsung woman in tech on March 24. Thanks to Thomas Otter for pointing it out. News about Yahoo naming Carol Bartz as CEO yesterday is worth commenting on in advance of that, however. It is not really noteworthy that Yahoo selected a capable woman as CEO to [...]

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Why I Tweet

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 12, 2009  |  8 Comments

I’ve been using Twitter for the last ten months or so, and many people have asked me why. How can sending 140 character missives into the ether be a good thing? The simplest answer is that it’s fun. I enjoy coming up with quick little updates on what I am thinking about or doing, and [...]

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