Some stuff I'm reading this week...

Ladies Who Launch: Network for Women Entrepreneurs, Business Magazine, & More

Ladies Who Launch: Network for Women Entrepreneurs, Business Magazine, & More

Very cool community for women entrepreneurs. They even have an incubator. Noice.

Why not make a Change? » Blog Archive » Twitter as Customer Relations?

Why not make a Change? » Blog Archive » Twitter as Customer Relations?

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.

Jeffio - The Whuffie Index

Jeffio - The Whuffie Index

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).

Twitter Spewage among Dave Winer's contacts

Twitter Spewage among Dave Winer's contacts

This is hilarious Dave. Love it.

Sensory Overload: Social Capital ~ my only high yield investment

Sensory Overload: Social Capital ~ my only high yield investment

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.

It’s a Wonderful Life and the Value of Social Capital ∞ Get Rich Slowly

It’s a Wonderful Life and the Value of Social Capital ∞ Get Rich Slowly

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.

Pistachio Consulting Inc. » Who is @Pistachio, Really?

Pistachio Consulting Inc. » Who is @Pistachio, Really?

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!

From Where I Sit: 12 Reasons to Start Twittering

From Where I Sit: 12 Reasons to Start Twittering

Governing: Wikis/May 2008 (transitcamp)

Governing: Wikis/May 2008 (transitcamp)

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.

Getting Satisfaction | GarrettDimon.com

Getting Satisfaction | GarrettDimon.com

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.

Go Big Always - We need a social software inbox

Go Big Always - We need a social software inbox

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.

The Raleigh Connoisseur

The Raleigh Connoisseur

Good example of a local blog that curates really useful information for the residents of Raleigh.

BlueNC | The people's think tank

BlueNC | The people's think tank

Local political blog

Tacoma catches on early to co-working trend | TheNewsTribune.com | Tacoma, WA

Tacoma catches on early to co-working trend | TheNewsTribune.com | Tacoma, WA

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.

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