Monthly Archives: March 2010

equilibrium in the crowd

do people want to be in a crowd?  this is a huge question for me….  I was thinking recently about our new-found ability to know where our friends are — option 1:  – I want to see where the crowd is… then I want to find ‘margin’ – which is when a venue been mis-priced…

social – physical capital exchange

I strongly believe that there is an exchange rate between social capital and physical capital, even if the exchange rate is low enough, and the transaction costs are high enough, that converting back and forth isn’t generally ROI positive…  I have found that a lot of people take issue with this premise.  I am currently

tuning the dial up and down to find the social web

remember analog radios where you twisted the dial to tune in/overshoot/turn back to a signal?  remember how gratifying it was to get a clear channel for a while before you tucked behind a hill?  that is what the ‘social web’ feels like right now…   Every few months we hit a new strand/clear channel and

foursquare at SXSW

this is awesome shows the trends in my friend checkins in NYC during SXSW…  apparently, 2/3rds of the population went to SXSW and stopped checking in around the city — heart data! ,

foursquare goes to sxsw


writing on the command line