Jeffrey Mann

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Twappy Twirthday Twittter

by Jeffrey Mann  |  March 22, 2010  |  1 Comment

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 a meteoric rise into common consciousness, such that even people who never use it know what (more or less) it is, and have heard celebrities […]

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

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 21, 2010  |  1 Comment

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 road for Twitter as the media darling? I’m not so sure. First, Hubspot’s measurements show that the rate of growth is slowing, not that Twitter […]

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Journalists ask the darndest things

by Jeffrey Mann  |  October 22, 2009  |  2 Comments

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 on. Here are some of the edited answers. Do you think it was a bad business decision for Google to acquire YouTube, in terms of […]


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Using Twitter at Events and Conferences

by Jeffrey Mann  |  October 6, 2009  |  23 Comments

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 what has happened at the recent CRM, Enterprise Architecture and BPM conferences. I started to collect some of the best practices we have found to […]


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PCC London 2009

by Jeffrey Mann  |  September 20, 2009  |  6 Comments

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 “home” conference, since these are the topics I normally write on and talk with clients about as pat of the collaboration and social software team. […]


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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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Declaring Things Dead Is So Dead

by Jeffrey Mann  |  May 7, 2009  |  6 Comments

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, the mainframe, or Paul, this is a popular meme. More power to them, but I find it getting kind of old. Technological stuff rarely completely […]


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Can Facebook Out-Twitter Twitter?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  April 28, 2009  |  2 Comments

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 a role in a “If you can’t buy them, copy them” way. But clearly, this is what is happening. First Facebook changed its user interface […]


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Non-Blog Post on Twitter, @aplusk, etc.

by Jeffrey Mann  |  April 19, 2009  |  Submit a Comment

I intend to say nothing about Ashton Kutcher, Larry King, Oprah or Twitter this week. Well, almost nothing. This has already gotten too much attention. Mosey along now; nothing to see here.

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