“A writer’s notebook is not a diary. Writers react. Writers need a place to record these reactions. That’s what a writer’s notebook is for. It gives you a place to write down what makes you angry or sad or amazed, to write down what you noticed and don’t want to forget. A writer’s notebook gives you a place to live like a writer.” - Ralph Fletcher
Amid the fallout from Facebook’s IPO is renewed skepticism about its business model. What looked like a juggernaut when it first filed to go public is now besieged with questions about the effectiveness of its advertising and the impact of mobile computing.
Many of those same doubts apply to the cluster of social media and networking companies that went public over the past year. as well as the host of still private, second-tier social companies that are growing fast but generating little or no revenue.
That’s stunning, really, because a year ago it seemed like the pending run of IPOs by social media and networking companies was poised to put to rest all those doubts about this sector’s sustainability. Instead, they still face a fairly fundamental question: Can successful social media companies also be successful businesses?
Am I the only one who thinks that looks a lot like a neuron?
Below is a visual of the Tweets from VA and Washington, DC one minute after the August 23 #earthquake.
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Bricolage (pronounced /ˌbriːkɵˈlɑːʒ/ or /ˌbrɪkɵˈlɑːʒ/) is a term used in several disciplines, among them the visual arts, to refer to the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of things that happen to be available, or a work created by such a process. The term is borrowed from the French word bricolage, from the verb bricoler, the core meaning in French being, “fiddle, tinker” and, by extension, “to make creative and resourceful use of whatever materials are at hand (regardless of their original purpose)”. In contemporary French the word is the equivalent of the English do it yourself, and is seen on large shed retail outlets throughout France. A person who engages in bricolage is a bricoleur. [aka a Tweeter]