Tuesday, May 26

Blog Redux

Can Small World Theory Explain Polarization? #blogredux
Blog Redux, community strategy, digital literacy

Can Small World Theory Explain Polarization? #blogredux

This week in Blog Redux: can small world theory explain polarization? This week I’m reviving an old post from blog.ginaminks.com from July 10, 2010. The post was titled How information needs and small world signatures are related to affinity and relevance. Ahh the good ole days when we didn't have to worry about SEO and we could just write to communicate! This blog post was based on my undergrad degree, in particular the work of Elfreda Chatman. Unfortunately she passed away very unexpectedly soon after I graduated. I wish she were around to know how much she impacted my work, and so I could work with her now. As always, I’ll re-post the blog in its entirety here, and add my comments as a quote that start with Thoughts from 2020. How information needs and small world signatures...
Is Community Still a Bad Word? #blogredux
Blog Redux, community strategy

Is Community Still a Bad Word? #blogredux

This week in Blog Redux: is community still a bad word? This week I'm reviving an old post from blog.ginaminks.com from February 2012 (almost 8 years ago!). The post was titled On dev-ops, marketing, the c-word, and pneumonia. Don't worry, the c-word is community. As always, I'll re-post the blog in its entirety here, and add my comments as a quote that start with Thoughts from 2019: . On dev-ops, marketing, the c-word, and pneumonia Pneumonia is a funny thing. For those of you who don’t know, I was diagnosed with pneumonia a week and a half ago. While I was at Cloud Connect. I can honestly say I’ve never been this sick in my entire life. It’s worse than the massive kidney infection I had when I was 8 months pregnant. Or the appendectomy that happened when I was six mo...
Cloud 2020 Summit – did our predictions materialize?
Blog Redux, announcements

Cloud 2020 Summit – did our predictions materialize?

The Cloud 2020 Summit was held May 19, 2013 at the Supernap in Las Vegas (which is now called Switch - I think). The event was pulled together by Krish Subramanian, Ben Kepes, and Mark Thiele. The purpose was to "look at the future of cloud infrastructure – it’s going to bring together pundits, vendors and enterprise buyers to postulate on where the industry is going". The website is no longer live, but you can see the agenda here. Thank goodness they invited bloggers! I'm not sure how I got invited, but I sure was happy to be there. I'd like to challenge anyone who attended the Cloud 2020 Summit and blogged about it to republish their blog, with added commentary now that we're at the close of 2019. Observations from 2019: Here is the post I wrote (original post is here). Looking ...