Let’s Be Remarkable in 2009

While commenting on Chris Brogan’s 12 Things to Stop Doing in 2009, I ended up penning what in retrospect is a wish-list for things to get done in 2009. I probably will tweak my comment (penned under The Philster) into an ebook and publish it (after Chris’ permission).

Sometimes when the right mood strikes while commenting on other good people’s blog posts, good things happen. I rather like what I wrote there and I hope that you do too.

For now, go read Chris’ post, the comments left there by his readers and then enjoy what I wrote there.

If you’re reading this, I hope that 2009 is a remarkable year for you. If you want some help setting your agenda, start here.

Happy New Year, my friends


Pandora-like Recommendations for Twitter

Developers: is it possible to build something like a Pandora-like algorithm for Twitter? Not just a text-based search feature, but something a bit more sophisticated? Here’s what I have in mind:

Is this do-able? Does it make any sense? Would such algorithmic innovations pave the the way for Search.Twitter to be a game-changer in search on the web? I’m a dope when it comes to these things, help me.

Is it possible to make music out of the noise on Twitter?

Twitter Pitch in 140 Characters

Twitter, the frivolous little bird that it is, interestingly offers businesses, non-profits and individuals a pliant means of micro-sharing. And yet it remains a difficult thing to explain to the uninitiated. So after some Twitter conversation on Tuesday night, it occurred to me to develop a  pitch of Twitter in exactly 140 characters:

Twitter is to brains what Google is to servers. If you want portals into those brains, get on Twitter. The future has arrived. Ready to fly?

So what do you think? Does it work? Would you want to learn more if you were a suit-wearing enterpriser? How would you pitch Twitter to your clients, your boss, your friends or strangers you bump into?

Daily Diigo Discoveries December 22, 2008

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