DataMasher: Get Freakonomic On Government Data

DataMasher: Get Freakonomic On Government Data

If you’re a lobbyist / advocate, conspiracy theorist or Freakonomics fan, then you’ll love DataMasher. The map-based mash up site just took the Sunlight Foundation’s $10,000 grand prize in the Apps for America 2: The Data.gov Challenge. DataMasher offers users with no programming experience a chance to compare government data sets on a…

The Future of Social Networks at Graphing Social Patterns

The Future of Social Networks at Graphing Social Patterns

Charlene Li gave the opening keynote at today’s Graphing Social Patterns conference. The keynote was titled “The Future of Social Networks” and Charlene clarified that specifically she was focused on five to ten years out in her presentation. Her basic thesis is that in the future, ‘social networks will be like air.’ In other words, it will be…

10 Social Apps Demo at GSP West

10 Social Apps Demo at GSP West

Tonight at the Graphing Social Patterns, 10 social applications gave demonstrations for the GSP West AppNite. The first six applications were Facebook Apps and the last four were Open Social applications.

Tim O’Reilly: Graphing Social Patterns Conference Keynote

Tim O’Reilly: Graphing Social Patterns Conference Keynote

I’m at the Graphing Social Patterns conference in San Jose again today. I’m covering the event for Read/WriteWeb and doing a few interviews for Read/WriteTalk. This morning, Tim O’Reilly gave the ‘developer keynote’ for the conference. The presentation hit on three basic themes:

Background on O’Reilly Media
A Web 2.0 Refresher
What I…

SocialMedia Aims to Bring Attention Economy to Advertising

SocialMedia Aims to Bring Attention Economy to Advertising

I’m at the Graphing Social Patterns conference in San Jose for the next two days. I’ll be covering the event for Read/WriteWeb and doing a few interviews on Read/WriteTalk. This morning Seth Goldstein, Co-Founder & CEO of SocialMedia.com, gave a presentation etitled Appvertising: The Future of Social Advertising. I also sat down with Seth…

Big Brands & Facebook

Big Brands & Facebook

I’m at the Graphing Social Patterns conference in San Jose for the next two days. I’ll covering the event for Read/WriteWeb and doing a few interviews on Read/WriteTalk.

This morning Charlene Li from Forrester Research gave a presentation entitled ‘Big Brands & Facebook: Marketing Case Studies & Best Practices.’ The theme that she came…