SXSW Bound: Rookie Style #SXSWi

This will be my first year heading to SXSW and I have little clue of what to expect.  I’m fortunate in that I have a few friends who are veterans of the sport and willing to let me tag along.  Even with that network it’s certainly an intimidating event – everyone...

My 2010 Product Wish List

2009 was certainly a big year for Twitter. I consciously used it more jumped into some more conversations, including some with a few companies. One of the nice things Twitter does, in my opinion, is give individuals and companies a greater ability to communicate so in...

The Twitter Value Debate

A quick background to this post; this morning several friends and I had a conversation spawn about the value of Twitter to the masses. The discussion started between myself (@mattsolar) and my close friend, Pete (@petekuhn). Since we’re both bearish on Twitter’s value...

The "real" Live Search – Summize & Twitter

I passed on the Google Dance this year but was curious to see pictures in near-real time (from less than an hour ago).  Google and the other search engines can’t pull the data in that quickly but Twitter is able to using search.Twitter.com (aka Summize).  A...

Setting up Facebook Privacy & Privledges

I’ve received a few emails from friends about how to best adjust Facebook’s privacy levels. I’m not sure if this is the best way, but I certainly think it’s a step in the right direction and can greatly increase the value and usability of Facebook to you as you won’t...