Some stuff I'm reading this week...

The Long Tail: I wish people would stop using economy as just a smart-sounding metaphor

The Long Tail: I wish people would stop using economy as just a smart-sounding metaphor

Chris Anderson doesn't really understand economics, but tries to put measurements on social economies.

How Much Time Should You Spend Networking?

How Much Time Should You Spend Networking?

And it's a very dangerous thing in this world to not share information. People are paranoid about giving out information, and you don't want to be stupid, but you have to think that competitors can also be colleagues. The old business models are changing and you're putting yourself at a positional disadvantage if you're just relying on internal information now.

Stand Up to Cancer | Social Media Club

Stand Up to Cancer | Social Media Club

SU2C is a multi-party effort started out of a group of Media Executives who are trying to raise money to fund ‘game changing’ research and “dream team” research teams who can make a huge impact in our fight against cancer.

Social Capital and Civil Society - Francis Fukuyama - Prepared for delivery at the IMF Conference on Second Generation Reforms

Social Capital and Civil Society - Francis Fukuyama - Prepared for delivery at the IMF Conference on Second Generation Reforms

The definition I will use in this paper is: social capital is an instantiated informal norm that promotes cooperation between two or more individuals. The norms that constitute social capital can range from a norm of reciprocity between two friends, all the way up to complex and elaborately articulated doctrines like Christianity or Confucianism. They must be instantiated in an actual human relationship: the norm of reciprocity exists in potentia in my dealings with all people, but is actualized only in my dealings with my friends. By this definition, trust, networks, civil society, and the like which have been associated with social capital are all epiphenominal, arising as a result of social capital but not constituting social capital itself.

At Failcamp, embracing their screwups | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/13/2008

At Failcamp, embracing their screwups | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/13/2008

At Failcamp, mistakes were OK. Admitting them was even better. As one participant said by means of introduction, "I fail on a regular basis, and I thought this would be a good spot for me. I mean, I failed five times in that sentence." It's OK because out of failure can come valuable lessons, ones that can lead to future success. That's the message Failcamp organizers Alex Hillman and Amy Hoy wanted to get across to the 20 people who met in Old City last month to share stories of their setbacks.

Government Data and the Invisible Hand | bart.vanherreweghe.com

Government Data and the Invisible Hand | bart.vanherreweghe.com

David Robinson, Harlan Yu, William Zeller, and Edward W. Felten, Government Data and the Invisible Hand, 11 Yale Journal of Law & Technology 0 (2008). View PDF

BarCamp wiki / BandCamp

BarCamp wiki / BandCamp

What is BandCamp About? Music, Musicians, Artists, Bands, marketing and promoting your band, booking a tour, dos and don'ts, selling your music online/offline, old guard vs new guard, etc.

ArtHitch | Value Your Art

ArtHitch | Value Your Art

ArtHitch - a place for artists, collectors and galleries to get connected allowing them to buy, sell, and track ownership of original artwork.

Orson Welles quotes

Orson Welles quotes

“In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”

Corporations Picking Up Bill for Co-Working | workforce.com

Corporations Picking Up Bill for Co-Working | workforce.com

Co-working spaces have been around for a long time, but traditionally they have been the domain of entrepreneurs and freelancers. However, owners of co-working spaces say they are seeing more corporate teleworkers coming in, and in more than a few instances, they are getting their employers to foot the bill.

The 7 Best Jobs for Facebook Addicts - US News and World Report

The 7 Best Jobs for Facebook Addicts - US News and World Report

More and more employers are scouting for social networking skills and trying to fill positions that require daily Facebook diligence. And it's not all Silicon Valley—the Securities and Exchange Commission just started Twittering.

This is not a dream, folks. The Facebook future is now. Here are the seven best jobs for a Facebook addict

Ma.gnolia Looks to Open Source for the Future | OStatic

Ma.gnolia Looks to Open Source for the Future | OStatic

But given the Ma.gnolia team's strong history of supporting open standards (from OpenID and OAuth to microformats), I'm betting we'll see a very friendly license here. On a technical side, it seems likely that M2 will be a success, and that it will keep its hardcore of web-tech-savvy users.

Ma.Gnolia Going Open Source, More Exciting Than The Guy Made It Seem

Ma.Gnolia Going Open Source, More Exciting Than The Guy Made It Seem

Here at Gnomedex, the guys at Ma.gnolia have announced that they are going open source. This is actually very interesting news. If you look at what Wordpress has done for the world of blogging, you can see the power of what an open source social bookmarking platform can do for the world of social bookmarking

Ma.gnolia Opens Their Source - Rev2.org

Ma.gnolia Opens Their Source - Rev2.org

The social bookmarking service Ma.gnolia has announced at the Gnomedex conference today that they are going to make their code available in open source.  The gnomodex conference is being held in Seattle and brings together the best and brightest in blogging, podcasting, and overall tech enthusiasts.  Larry Halff and Tara Hunt made the announcement today during their early morning speech.

Bookmarking service Magnolia opens up its source to all | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone - CNET

Bookmarking service Magnolia opens up its source to all | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone - CNET

To cut through some of the tech talk it's akin to WordPress.com offering WordPress.org, a downloadable version that can be hosted on the user's own servers . More importantly, the project should help speed up the development of both the hosted and user-installed iterations of the service by tapping into a community of avid developers

Ma.gnolia Goes Open Source; Wants to be the WordPress of Social Bookmarking

Ma.gnolia Goes Open Source; Wants to be the WordPress of Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking service Ma.gnolia is going open source, announcing plans to allow anyone to download their code and run their own version of the service under a GPL license. While the project - dubbed M2 - won’t officially launch until next month, the company is launching Ma.gnolia.org today, which includes a project charter, preliminary documentation, and a discu

Ma.gnolia, Going Open Source | Blog World Expo Blog

Ma.gnolia, Going Open Source | Blog World Expo Blog

This morning Ma.gnolia announced that they are doing to take the open source route.  Many of you may be familiar with the larger book marking site Delicious; but Read Write Web has an excellent list of why Ma.gnolia is cool

M2: Ma.gnolia to go Open Source - Download Squad

M2: Ma.gnolia to go Open Source - Download Squad

So, why Open Source, and what does it mean to Ma.gnolia users? Well, you'll be able to download Ma.gnolia and run your own version of it, and that version will be able to interoperate with Ma.gnolia.com and other web services. Standards like OpenID and OAuth will be supported, allowing for maximum portability of your data -- which, in the case of Ma.gnolia, mostly means your bookmarks and tags --- between sites. If you're already thinking of creative uses for an Open Source Ma.gnolia, good! They're looking to make user feedback a big part of building M2, so keep an eye on their blog if you've got input.

Ma.gnolia Chooses the Open-Source Route: Will It Help Win Over Delicious? | Profy | Internet news and commentary

Ma.gnolia Chooses the Open-Source Route: Will It Help Win Over Delicious? | Profy | Internet news and commentary

What’s more, being open-sources for Ma.gnolia means that any webmaster or any company will be able to take the code, customize it and install it as a part of other existing web properties. The interesting approach is that even if you install your version of M.gnolia on your website it will still be able to communicate with the other Ma.gnolia’s and all the links saved will join the bookmarks of the core Ma.gnolia.

StopTheManga.com | Show Yourself!

StopTheManga.com | Show Yourself!

this site was built as a response to the flood of "mangatars" on twitter.com sourced from FaceYourManga.com and feel free to play along — all you need is a twitter account

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