Another POV on the Power of the Network Effect

The propulsive power, structural operations and connective benefits of the Network Effect have been identified and studied in many fields of science, technology, the Web, telecom, transportation, biology, neuroscience and many others. Indeed, the Network Effect is writ large across nearly every aspect of the Web’s endless reach. In an insightful post on¬†Socialmediatoday.com on July […]

Does Being on Law Review or Effective Blogging and Networking Provide Law Students with Better Employment Prospects?

[This post was originally uploaded on November 12, 2014. It has been updated below with new information on March 5, 2015.] Oceans of ink and an unlimited quantum of bits have been expended in the past several years reporting, analyzing and commenting upon the fundamental changes to the legal profession in the US following the […]

Hey, What’s the Big Idea: Modeling the the Networks of Emerging Innovations

When you want to invite someone new into your LinkedIn network, the social business platform provides users with a simple formatted email making it easier to do this. It reads in part “I’d like to add you to my network”. Recently, a research team published the results of their work proving that a similar network […]

The Predictive Benefits of Analyzing Employees’ Communications Networks

In the wake of the destruction left by the Enron scandal and subsequent bankruptcy in the early 2000s, one of the more revelatory and instructive artifacts left behind was the massive trove of approximately 1,600,000 of the company’s corporate emails. Researchers from a variety of fields have performed all manner of extensive analyses on this […]

Terahertz Spectrum Technology May Produce Major Increases in Wireless Network Speeds

Remember when upgrading from a 14.4 baud modem to a 33.6 baud modem felt as though you had moved from bicycle to Indy racing car online? What about when you had DSL installed and you had never experienced anything like it? How about when you next had a T1 line at the office and then […]

Visualization, Interpretation and Inspiration from Mapping Twitter Networks

[This post was originally uploaded on September 26, 2014. It has been updated below with new information on February 5, 2015.] Have you ever wondered what a visual map of your Twitter network might look like? The realization of such Twitter topography was covered in a terrific post on September 24, 2014 on socialmediatoday.com entitled […]

LinkNYC Rollout Brings Speedy Free WiFi and New Opportunities for Marketers to New York

Back in the halcyon days of yore before the advent of smartphones and WiFi, there were payphones and phone booths all over of the streets in New York. Most have disappeared, but a few scattered survivors have still managed to hang on. An article entitled And Then There Were Four: Phone Booths Saved on Upper […]

Studies Link Social Media Data with Personality and Health Indicators

[This post was originally uploaded on January 27, 2015. It has been updated below with new information on March 20, 2015 and February 26, 2018.] Reports of two new studies were issued recently describing meaningful connections between the predictive value of Facebook Likes and personality types, and next the parsing of language in Tweets to […]

Single File, Everyone: The Advent of the Universal Digital Profile

Throughout grades 1 through 6 at Public School 79 in Queens, New York, the teachers had one universal command they relied upon to try to quickly gather and organize the students in each class during various activities. They would announce “Single file, everyone”, and expect us all to form a straight line with one student […]

Digital Smarts Everywhere: The Emergence of Ambient Intelligence

The Troggs were a legendary rock and roll band who were part of the British Invasion in the late 1960’s. They have always been best known for their iconic rocker Wild Thing. This was also the only Top 10 hit that ever had an ocarina solo. How cool is that! The band went on to […]