Jeffrey Mann

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Wikileaks and Wikis

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 20, 2010  |  2 Comments

The Wikileaks organization has been in the news a great deal the past couple weeks with its large scale disclosure of internal communications from the US State Department, and promises to release reportedly explosive internal discussions from banks at a later date. I have held off commenting for awhile to see how the issue played [...]

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Hyves Sells Out to Telegraaf Newspaper: Is There a Future for Local Social Media?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  November 1, 2010  |  2 Comments

Today’s announcement that the Telegraaf Media Groep has acquired the company behind the Hyves social networking site is another troubling sign for locally-oriented media sites. Hyves has achieved quite good penetration in the Dutch market, with almost 11 million Dutch users, over half the total population. Despite its efforts, it hasn’t succeeded much in growing [...]

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KLM Shows How to Use Social Media During Ash crisis, and Air France How Not to

by Jeffrey Mann  |  April 18, 2010  |  27 Comments

I spent a good part of the weekend surfing web sites to find more information about how the volcano eruption in Iceland is decimating travel in Europe; partly because it is a fascinating event, but mostly because my wife is in Canada and wants to get home. I booked her tickets using points on KLM.com, [...]

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Have a Happy Safer Internet Day

by Jeffrey Mann  |  February 9, 2010  |  1 Comment

You may not have realized it, but today is the third annual Safer Internet Day, a day to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially for children and young people around the world. The awkward name, doofy logo and stiff language quickly identify this as a government initiative (with [...]

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Internet Tech in Europe: LeWeb 2009

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 19, 2009  |  2 Comments

It was a hectic, but fun and informative two days at entrepreneur Loic Lemeur’s LeWeb conference for high tech startups in Paris earlier this month. I was looking for exposure to new ideas and activities, and mostly achieve that. That’s me at the lower right of the picture. For those not there, Ustream has posted [...]

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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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A Potential Business Model for Facebook II?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  February 18, 2009  |  7 Comments

NOTE: This is a work of fiction. When I first heard about Facebook trying to change their Terms of Service to give them perpetual rights to users’ content, even if they delete their data, I was not too fussed. I figured it was to avoid any possible legal complications rather than a sinister secret plan. [...]

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