Inspiring the web with just 10K

My friends and coworkers know I complain (a lot) about how bloated things have become and how I pine for the good old days when page downloads were measured in tens of kilobytes instead of megabytes. Time to put my mind to work coming up with a solution instead of just complaining. “With so much […]

Toys and tools – different in degree, or different in kind? 

At the end of a brief history of human communication, Dave Gray of XPLANE gets to what he sees as the future of communications: visual communications. Today, we are free once more. Paradoxically, n… Source: The toys of today, the tools of tomorrow | Brett’s Phrontistery

The Unfinished Journey of Blogging and Why It Matters

Some great insight from Luis Suarez about blogging’s past and future, one of my sources for the WordCamp US talk I’m putting together – The evolution of a blogger (and blogging) 2003-2016. 10th Year Blogiversary – The Unfinished Journey of Blogging and Why It Matters

Manage The System, Not The People

“For me, this is an example of the role of the manager. I was not the leader because the idea to form a circle in the middle was not mine. I was not a coach because I didn’t help any person with their contribution. And I was not a director because I didn’t provide any specific rules or […]

Hanging stars on the wall

The wall behind the sofa in our family room has been blank since we moved in to the house 11 years ago; we just never saw anything that caught our eye. Until recently, that is, when we were browsing images from the Hubble space telescope and thought, “Wouldn’t it be cool to have some Hubble images on […]

Control and Community are Oil and Water « Simon Terry

There is a great expectation gap between what organisations expect of community managers and the real role of fostering and developing purposeful mutual relationships. Like oil and water, control and community don’t mix. Worse still, too much control and you will have an oil spill that kills every living thing for miles. Source: Control and […]