Jeffrey Mann

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Gartner Introduces the Hype Bicycle

by Jeffrey Mann  |  April 1, 2013  |  Submit a Comment

Gartner’s popular Hype Cycles are getting a real world accessory: The Hype Bicycletm! Specially designed to help navigate the peaks and troughs that IT managers encounter every day, the Hype Bicycletm is your vehicle for IT success. After last year’s Magic Fractals and the year before’s Real Quadrants,  this new addition to Gartner’s branded research [...]

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Category: April Fool's humor Hype Cycle     Tags: , ,

No Email or More Social?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  August 16, 2012  |  4 Comments

Friend or Foe?” cries the clichéd sentinel on a foggy castle keep. With email, it seems no one knows how to answer that question. Without email, I could not live the way I choose to or do my work the way I like to do. Unquestionably, email has made my life better. But like most [...]

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Category: email Hype Cycle Personal social media social software     Tags: ,

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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Category: being an analyst blogging consumerization Hype Cycle microblogging Twitter     Tags: , ,

How Blogging Is Like Salted Caramel

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 31, 2008  |  1 Comment

I was just reading an article in the New York Times, and something felt very familiar. My wife has been telling me for about a year that caramel is the new chocolate, and this article backs her up (much later than she realized it, of course). Previous inexplicably popular food fads like asiago cheese, chipotle, [...]

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