Year: 2010

  • Aviation safety law passes – thank you!

    Kevin Kuwik, working w/families of flight 3407Photo by Jerry Zremski, Back in March, I asked those of you in Massachusetts to call Sen. Brown’s office to persuade him to sign on to a bill as a co-sponsor. This was a result of an appeal I received from a friend of mine who I’ve written […]

  • We’re living in the future

    Image by Anirudh Koul via Flickr I’ve been on a genealogy kick lately. Starting about a month ago, I signed up for and started trying to track my family tree. At the time, I had about 120 family members (from a prior attempt at using, so I imported that into and got […]

  • We hold these truths to be self-evident

    In honor of the 4th of July, I went over to Wordle and created a word cloud out of the Declaration of Independence. Kinda cool: (Just in case you’re wondering, this is definitely not the geekiest thing I’ve done for the 4th of July. That’d have to be this.) Happy 4th of July!

  • Techdirt saves journalism – Harper’s Magazine

    Last night I was lucky to be invited to join a group of super smart people at an event hosted by Techdirt (and sponsored by Google). The event was provocatively (and with tongue planted firmly in cheek) titled “Techdirt Saves* Journalism” (see the disclaimer at the bottom of the page for more about the title) […]

  • Google Buzz driving engagement

    Just did a quick, unscientific sample of one blog – mine – to better understand where the stuff I write on my blog was producing the most engagement. Though I was peripherally aware of this, the conclusion was nevertheless a bit surprising: by a wide margin, there’s more interaction going on on Buzz than anywhere […]

  • Searching Google Profiles

    A handful of people have pointed out a glaring omission on the Google Profiles page. Here’s what the homepage for Google Profiles looks like today: That’s right, it’s missing one of these: Doh! I happened upon an extremely helpful post in Buzz today from Tom Sullivan. If you use Google Chrome, you can configure your […]

  • Rumsfeld’s Rules

    One of the highlights of SXSW the past two years for me has been attending a dinner hosted by friends Rick Murray and Mike Krempasky of Edelman Digital. At this year’s dinner, I was chatting with Mike about politics — which is fairly natural for us, as Mike is a co-founder of, and I, […]

  • Anonymity and comments

    Fred Wilson has a good post up about how he approaches comments at his blog, A VC. The post was inspired by this weekend’s piece in the New York Times about news sites moving away from anonymous comments, and gives a great overview from someone whose blog regularly receives 100+ comments per day. Anonymous comments […]

  • Google Buzz button for your Blogger blog

    Update: GXG has a wonderful update to this approach, which includes Google Analytics tracking. See his post here. In case you hadn’t seen the news, the Buzz team announced the release of a set of buttons to make it easier for your readers to share your content with their friends via Google Buzz. You can go […]

  • New role – Google Profiles

    I’m excited to share the news that I’ve taken on the additional responsibility of becoming product manager on Google Profiles. Last year’s announcement about Profiles was the first step towards making it easier to find people on Google; my job will be to build out the next steps. What about Blogger? I’m not leaving Blogger behind; […]