Quirky Has Become My Favorite Product Site

I was talking about Quirky.com to a few people this week and was shocked - shocked I say - to hear they hadn't heard about it. How to describe Quirky... Imagine every crazy idea you ever had for a product was suddenly being built and you could order it for a pretty good price. Doesn't that sound like a good deal? You should visit Quirky. You …

Unbelievable 3D Street Art

So 3,000+ people have already liked this blog post on Facebook, so it makes me think this has been around awhile.  But it's the first time I saw it, so who knows, maybe my faithful readers will view this kind of street art with the same kind of amazement.  Warning - make sure your jaw isn't too close to a hard surface. https://plus.google…

Business Stars of Tomorrow Take Center Stage at UW Business Plan Competition

I've said it every May since 2007 - judging the Investment Round of the UW Business Plan Competition is one of my favorite days of the year.  It's exciting to absorb the energy and inspiration from all of these young entrepreneurs and idea generators.  Sure, most of the 38 "companies" on display won't ever go past this day, but every…

Start your morning with Paper.li

There are a lot of semi-useless social media tools out there.  One that I am liking more and more is Paper.li.   In a nutshell, it takes your Twitter feed, and distills it into a front page of a newspaper, so you can scan all the important topics you care about in one shot.  It even splits them into categories like Sports, Media, Pol…

Twitter recognition of Fall of the Berlin Wall

It may be funny to think that a technology that didn't even exist in 1989 could do a nice job of commemorating the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  But http://www.berlintwitterwall.com is a pretty cool mashup of Twitter feeds from around the world.  You don't need to be a Social Media wonk, or even have a Twitter account …

But How Much is My Facebook Page Worth

So Twitter doesn't make a dime of revenue.  But there must be value there, since it's extremely popular and nature abhors a vacuum.  So maybe I'm the one who should generate the revenue from it.   For example, suppose Pepsi called me and wanted me to tell all my Twitter friends that Double Caffeinated Clear Blueberry Diet-Pepsi was a…

Follow Conversations About Anything, with Monitter

Ok, so here's a little Web site that could probably get addicting if you got good at it and could figure out what it's most useful for. Monitter goes out and collects Twitter "tweets" from around the Twitter-sphere and brings them to you.  You choose 3 topics that interest you, and Monitter brings you a steady stream of all the tweets in some …