Jeffrey Mann

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It Might Be Creepy, but Is It Evil?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  September 26, 2010  |  10 Comments

I’ve been thinking about “creepiness” over the last couple weeks. I’ve been finding the concept come up more and more as I speak with end users and vendors about social software, because it is becoming a real barrier to adoption as end users react with sometimes unexpected revulsion at what seems normal or trivial to [...]

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If Google Can Pull the Plug on Wave Like This, What’s Next?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  August 5, 2010  |  14 Comments

So Google announced yesterday that it was pulling the plug on its high profile Wave initiative. Gartner will soon publish a First Take with the official reaction, but the way this announcement was made got me thinking. I will not cry for Wave, but I find this an unsettling move. Not because Google has killed [...]

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Google’s Eric Schmidt Needs Media Training, Not a Privacy Spanking

by Jeffrey Mann  |  December 18, 2009  |  8 Comments

Google CEO Eric Schmidt is getting a lot of flak for a statement he made about privacy in a CNBC interview. Here is the quote that many people are upset about: If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place. Wow! What an [...]

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Twitter’s Future

by Jeffrey Mann  |  April 8, 2009  |  6 Comments

Last week saw fevered speculation about an impending acquisition of Twitter by Google, and just as much fervent debunking of those rumours. I don’t pretend to have any inside information, so I won’t comment on whether this will happen or not. We don’t like commenting on rumours anyway. But I do have some ideas about [...]

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Cisco and Jabber: Is the target Microsoft, Google, or something else?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  September 20, 2008  |  2 Comments

Big news always seems to come when I am either traveling, when there’s not much time to react. This news came, appropriately, during Gartner’s Portals, Content and Collaboration conference in Los Angeles. Plenty of chances to talk with other analysts and delegates about what it means, but it takes time on a flight to get [...]

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