A Presentation On Online Personal Brands

On Friday Patrick Clements tweeted out that I had linked to a presentation about personal marketing.  He could not find it.  Either could I.  Made a comment to me that it was something edgy.  The only thing I could think of was Marta Kagan's social media marketing deck. But my Startups in 12 Quotes deck […]

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March 9, 2009  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Internet, Marketing, Personal, Web/Tech

Echo: Changing Our World One Block At A Time

Yesterday I spent one of the most exciting 30 minutes of my week talking with Lila King and Karyn Lu of Echo. Echo is an art and civic journalism project that will produce and collect stories tied to physical locations throughout Atlanta. Karyn and Lila believe everyone has a fascinating story to tell. The interview […]

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March 7, 2009  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Fun, Startups, Web/Tech


Force of Good turned three 10 days ago. Unlike previous years the day came and went without notice.  FoG continues to grow, and grow at an accelerating rate.  Here are some stats for the past three years.  Visitors and comments are cumulative. One          Two            Three Visitors           2,525  […]

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February 26, 2009  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Web/Tech

The Julia Roy Incident

It all started innocently enough when I read this tweet. What's that all about I wondered? Well it turns out that a pack of Web celebs created charity auctions on eBay to benefit charity: water (a worthy cause). Julia Roy was offering a 6 hour dinner and drinks outing.  Being a semi experienced Ebayer, I decided […]

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February 24, 2009  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Fun, Games, Personal, Web/Tech

WebChallenge 2009

WebChallenge 2009 is coming.  I am a judge. WebChallenge is a high-school level contest, where students are asked to use free technologies and/or Open Source Software in order to improve their community in some way.  For the Webchallenge 2009 contest, there are 4 main categories in which students can compete: Best/Most Useful Concept (not the technology product, […]

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February 17, 2009  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Internet, Web/Tech

How Not To Build A Web App

This morning I sat down to catch up with Robert Sanders.  Robert knows a thing or two about building scalable Internet companies.  He was the architect that created the infrastructure and systems for MindSpring, cBeyond, EarthLink Wireless, and Vitrue.  During the course of our conversation he mentioned in passing that he really didn't think that […]

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February 16, 2009  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Web/Tech


Forgive the indulgence of the Follower Tag Cloud post.  The output of Twittersheep was just to artistic to muddy with mere words. I found Twittersheep via my friend Tessa.  Twittersheep is a Twitter visualization tool.  It searches your list of Twitter followers and pulls together a tag cloud based on keywords in their profiles. The […]

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February 5, 2009  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Internet, Startups, Web/Tech

Amazon Startup Challenge

Just read over on Feld Thoughts about the AWS Startup Challenge.  If you are building a web app utilizing Amazon Web Services you should check this out.  The grand prize includes $50,000 in cash, $50,000 in AWS service credits, and a potential investment offer from Amazon.  The application is short and straightforward.  Deadline for entry […]

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September 29, 2008  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Startups, Web/Tech

Purewire Progresses

Big day for Purewire.  Today they announced $2 million in funding, Tom Noonan joined their Board of Directors, and the general availability of the Purewire Web Security Service. The Purewire team quietly formed about nine months ago and began working on their concept.  They announced the formation of the company in May.  And now today. […]

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August 4, 2008  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Angels, Internet, Startups, Web/Tech