Do you magnify efficiency?

When you think about designing [something] using technology, do you magnify the efficiency or the inefficiency? I came across this quote from Bill Gates in The 4-Hour Workweek: “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applies to an inefficient operation will magnify...
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Pick one

Recently I’ve been thinking more about simplicity in software: how limited choices create better results. Photography is quickly becoming one of my passions and I have a healthy collection of digital picture frames.  Before digital frames I was be forced choose one great photo to put into a frame, but now, since the digital frame can carousel 50+ photos, I load the maximum into it. Sure I...
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Secrets to building sustainable online communities

This past week I gave a talk on building sustainable online communities. You can access the presentation on slideshare and register on telligent.com to view the full webinar.


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Track mentions on Twitter

In August we released our 3rd version of Telligent’s tool for helping people measure and understand their community: Telligent Analytics 3.0. Telligent Analytics is unique in that, unlike the myriad of other listening tools available, we started with ensuring that Telligent Analytics provided unique information first and foremost from Telligent powered communities.  In the most recent...
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More than just the application

From a comment left on this article: How Social Media Upending Enterprise Successful companies put more value on the information than the application. Look at what Amazon has done for consumer buying or what Google has done for advertising. The key to this market is not on building the new ‘it’ application, but on helping companies understand how their brand is being discussed, what...
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