Some stuff I'm reading this week...
Very cool community for women entrepreneurs. They even have an incubator. Noice.
So I figured, that if people voiced out against some of the things these companies were doing with their updates, and how their sites were working, as long as these companies actually listen and use the influence that many of these big time bloggers have, they could make incredible progress.
The idea that one’s Social Whuffie is always changing got me thinking about how Alexa ranks the most popular sites based on traffic. This is totally ridiculous, but what if one’s Whuffie was also indexed? Just for fun, I spent a few minutes and mocked up what an index might look like. I based this off of the Victoria Start-up Index (notice YikeSite and Apricado by the way).
This is hilarious Dave. Love it.
Over the past few years I've learned the hard way about the need to bank my bliss ~ my attempts at sustaining a safe reserve in my emotional savings and loan association. Unfortunately, deposits into my financial institutions have not been nearly as strong. So, in recent months, for many reasons (not the least of which was Tax Day), I have been trying to master my money issues. Let me tell you, with personal finances, ignorance is not bliss ~ and it's uncomfortable admitting it to anyone, anywhere ~ much less here.
People often complain about good ol’ boy networks, those loose groups of old-timers that seem to control everything. At their worst, such informal associations can foster unhealthy prejudices and favoritism. But I think there’s more to them than that. At their best, these networks allow men and women to build mutual goodwill through the exchange of services and ideas in a community. They foster social capital.
Laura's landing page when you click to go to her website from Twitter is really brilliant. I'm inspired by this and will definitely be creating one myself!
The opportunity was called Transit Camp — a two-day conference, held in Palo Alto in February, to pull together ideas about how to fix what was broken in inter-county, inter-city transit. Transit enthusiasts got about 100 people from the public and private sectors to show up to brainstorm. The focus was on finding a user-friendly way for riders to navigate between and among two dozen transit systems.
It’s not forum software. It’s better. It’s designed from the ground up to be more inviting and less technical than what we traditionally associate with the word “forum”. If you take a quick spin through the site, it’s easy to see, but it wasn’t until after I started using it myself and had a brief chat with Lane Becker, one of several people behind the interface, that I began to realize just how impressive their vision is.
It should not only cut the rapids back to a quality stream but help me channel my attention so it’s applied where it counts. It understands and shares which people and topics I’m most connected to.
Good example of a local blog that curates really useful information for the residents of Raleigh.
Local political blog
Across the country, with the definition of work evolving into networks of individuals whose business involves traveling light with a cell phone and laptop computer, co-working spaces have cropped up in dozens of U.S. cities including Seattle, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif.