Monthly Archives: July 2009

This Revolution Will Not Be Monetized

A few days ago this video, “JK Wedding Entrance Dance,” cropped up online: [youtube=] I’m no fan, but the mainstream appeal is clear: the video has almost 13,000,000 views. I’ll allow to explain what …   Read more

Introducing Ameritocracy's Insight On Wikinomics

As you may have noticed, has a new feature. It’s an in-text feedback system called Insight, and had a soft-launch late last week (see the persistent bar at the footer of the page). Already …   Read more

Social Network Analysis: Cool Tools From Cool Dudes

Okay, so neither Charles Armstrong nor Vinicius Vacanti are really “dudes” in the Jeff Bridges, “The Dude abides” sense of the word – in fact, far from it. Armstrong is the founder and CEO of …   Read more

Where's My 'dislike' Facebook Button Already?

This morning I opened up facebook, skimmed my feed, and saw that a friend from high school had posted a video that made an argument that was (in my estimate) intellectually dishonest — and a …   Read more

A Brief History Of OSes

Last month I read Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash. It’s one of those books that throws your ideas about the nature of the world up in the air, leaving them differently-arranged  when they land. If you’re at …   Read more

Measuring Collaboration: Lessons From Shane Battier And The NBA

One of the critical challenges with enterprise collaboration (a Steve noted earlier) is determining how to measure and reward it. For inspiration on how to solve this problem, I look to non-corporate collaborative context – …   Read more