Evening Reading: 8/16/07

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there are a couple of troubling assumptions in this post.

Mario Sundar has an interesting read about the depth of social networking relationships.  I think social networking/online relationships often exist separately from real world relationships.  Sure, there’s more overlap in some circles- such as the technology industry.  But I think that’s the exception.  That’s not to say that networking/online relationships aren’t valid or important, because they are.  And because they are generally turn based and distributed, they have some advantages over real world relationships, which generally require proximity.

One by One Media has a new project for our neighbors to the north.  Tris Hussey is the editor for BlogNation Canada.

Test your media age against your real age.  I’m a baby boomer in real age and a generation X’er in media age.  Dave has more on generations

Chris Brogan has a newbies guide to Twitter.  I am still a Twitter user- barely.  And a Pownce user- barely.  I finally dumped my Second Life account.  It’s too much work trying to have all that fun.

Don Dodge has a list of 10 new companies ready to launch.  I see a few neat ideas there, but not one that looks like a business.  Web 2.0 blew it by making almost everything free.  It’s hard to go from free to not free.  Companies, as a general rule, need a product to sell.  I don’t see many products on that list.

I am a long time Donna Bogatin reader, but why in the world doesn’t she publish full feeds.  I might click over to her page to read one post in ten.  That leaves nine unread.  Someone needs to give me some math on partial feeds, because I can’t imagine they work.

Greg Hughes has a must read post on inadvertently funny business URLs.  Speedofart!

Jeff Pulver and some pals are putting together Jerusalem Rocks!, an international music festival.  Here’s the web site.  Ayelet has a post about it here.  Music and peace are a pretty wonderful combination.

Rex Hammock on CaringBridge.  I have followed more than one family’s struggles on that site- and shed more than a few tears as I pray and pull for friends, and sometimes strangers, facing difficult times.  Rex is right- it’s not a blogging platform.  It’s a highly effective social/support network.  And more.

Paul Lester has become one of my favorite bloggers.  If you don’t subscribe to his blog, here is the feed link.   Sign up now.  You’ll be glad you did.

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