Monthly Archives: June 2010

There's no money in business

I really began learning about business when I was launching Petroglyph: writing business plans and talking to VCs… and I noticed something that really stuck over the years. No one uses the word “money” when talking about business. I’ve re-read … Continue reading

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The DNA of Our Behavior

Just off the phone with a good friend who doesn’t have a Facebook account. She was asking me how various old buddies were doing and I found myself repeating “if you were on Facebook you’d know so-and-so had another kid…” … Continue reading

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No one knows you're a dog, but they know where you are…

For as long as I can remember, the Internet provided an odd kind of shroud: it was frequently possible to have a sort of alter ego online. This 1993 New Yorker cartoon articulated this beautifully, and for more than a … Continue reading

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What's a "social network"?

For a range of reasons, the question has come up around here of what defines a social network. Wikipedia gives this broad statement (which i have slightly edited for length): A social network is a social structure made of individuals … Continue reading

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After a great day of architecture and engineering…

In one room in Menlo Park we do architecture and engineering all day, and it’s really fun. Around 3pm I had this observation: Architecture is imagining something that isn’t – and describing it in such utter clarity that it can … Continue reading

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New Press Release: Announcing PlaceBook

This has been fun. We’re starting to talk to people about what we’re doing, and everyone seems interested. We had over a thousand beta requests just over night, and it looks like around 1700 people watched (at least some) of … Continue reading

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Scoble Interview

It goes on for 30 minutes. I have nothing to add. http://scobleizer.com/2010/06/13/exclusive-first-look-at-location-based-service-placebook/

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