Dear Sean Parker: about your Facebook exploit of my mind

I just saw your remarks about how you, and the other social media inventors, exploited our minds. I’m your first addict. So, nice to meet you again. You sound like that drug dealer who is trying to clean your conscience by admitting some of the harm you have done. Oh, sure, what you did is … Continue reading Dear Sean Parker: about your Facebook exploit of my mind

The contextual and exponential future of Facebook

Rocky Barbanica and I visited Facebook’s headquarters today and interviewed a bunch of people for the book “Age of Context” that I’m writing with Shel Israel. What’s the age of context? Five radically expanding technologies/data types. 1. Sensors. 2. Wearable computing. 3. Big Databases. 4. Social network behavior. 5. Location. What will that bring for … Continue reading The contextual and exponential future of Facebook

Facebook lists make Twitter and Google+ lists look lame in comparison

Over the last week, to get ready for a new season of videos on Building43 (we just loaded a new one about Inkling, an ebook company). Why am I so list crazy on Facebook? Because this feature blows away the same feature on Twitter and on Google+. Twitter can’t have more than 500 on one … Continue reading Facebook lists make Twitter and Google+ lists look lame in comparison