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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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Right hand lead

Back when President Obama secured the Democratic nomination, I posted a pic of him from his 2004 Senate campaign. Here it is again: AP Photo/M. Spencer Green Notice the poster hanging on the wall? It’s from the famous Ali/Foreman “Rumble in the Jungle” fight in 1974, also...

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