Especially when they confirm that the things I like to eat are good for me. Now US and Japanese researchers have said that capsaicin, the stuff that makes peppers hot, can cause prostrate cancer cells to kill themselves. Â¡Viva los jalapeÃ±os!
Archives for March 2006
Today, after weeks of planning, I finally got the first BigBlueBall Instant Messaging podcast published. The podcast covers the latest instant messaging news, tips and tricks, rants and more good stuff for IM junkies. The bi-weekly show will run 15-20 minutes long — just long enough for a decent cardio warm-up at the gym. Our […]
With all the buzz surrounding the value of the social network and how Web 2.0 companies are positioning themselves to help connect people, where do you turn when it’s time to call bull****? Feeling a little too connected? Too accessible? Jason Calcanis found the answer… it’s the new isolatr, currently in beta. Website testimonial: “People […]
Thanks to John Maloney of Collabria, who sent me this excellent five-minute video called “The Power of Good Conversation.” Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School discusses how good companies encourage good conversations, and how you can tell a lot about the economic prospects of a company by the health of those […]
What kind of design makes for a successful website? Professional and polished? Rich media? Web 2.0-ish Playskool colors and simple graphics? Not according to Marcus Frind. Who is Frind? According to Google, he’s one of the top Google Adsense publishers in Canada, grossing over $10,000 per day from Adsense alone with his dating website, PlentyOfFish. […]
At Fluor, knowledge management has always been centered around the community. KM-heads call them CoPs or ‘communities of practice.’ We call them simply knowledge communities. And these knowledge communities are the quintessential social media often touted as a Web 2.0 phenomena. Knowledge communities share many attributes with Web 2.0 sites like Flickr, Upcoming and del.icio.us […]
Yesterday BigBlueBall once again felt the full impact of the Digg Effect. This time it was an article on the segmentation of the instant messaging market, with AOL and Google teaming up against MSN and Yahoo. At about 4:45, I left the house for a 3-mile walk. At the time, the story had about 24 […]