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Archive for January, 2011

India Calling, An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking is a recently released book by Anand Giridharadas (a columnist for the International Herald Tribune and New York Times online) which has been receiving overwhelming positive reviews from various media outlets (NY Times Article review here, NPR Interview here, an appearance on the Daily Show, which you can see here).   I haven’t read the book, but it’s now on the top of my to read list.   (more…)

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This week, LinkedIn rolled out a new feature called InMaps.   It’s a visual way to show your full Linkedin network and highlight key source concentrations of your network, trace connectors who are bridges to two or more network sources, and see which sources of your Linkedin network may need to be built up.

Below is the image of the map created for my network.  (more…)

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Today is Martin Luther King Day here in the US- a federal holiday recognizing this great man.   It’s a great time to reflect and contemplate some of his most inspiring and thought provoking quotes (below). (more…)

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Happy Birthday, Wikipedia!  Tomorrow, Saturday, January 15, Wikipedia will turn 10 years old.  Earlier this week, founder Jimmy Wales spoke to NPR reflecting on the current state of Wikipedia after its first 10 years.  Take a listen (click on Wikipedia icon below to launch audio) (more…)

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JWT Intelligence has put together a fascinating list of 100 Things to Watch in 2011.   Spanning technology, fashion, pop culture, sports, film, environment, it is a pretty comprehensive list, but slanted towards technology related trends.     Slide 9 in the Slideshare presentation below lists all 100 items and each subsequent slide provides specific commentary on each individual item. (more…)

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WordPress.com (specifically, their stats helper monkeys as they call them) created a nice statistical summary of 2010 for this blog (and in fact for all wordpress blogs– a really nice year end surprise from them– much appreciated).   Below is their analysis and comments.   More of my commentary at the end of the summary.

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: (more…)

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