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Supernova Interview – Frank Eliason of Comcast and @ComcastCares

In the Network Age, sometimes the biggest problem we have is when you get dropped off the network. Whether phone, cable or satellite, everybody has a problem eventually. How your service provider deals with the problem is usually the difference between whether you care for them, or hate them.

Frank Eliason’s job is to make sure you know that Comcast Cares. Business Week called him “Comcast’s Twitter Man.” He’s not just talking a lot, or doing great public relations, Frank and his team of 10 are out there, online, on forums, Facebook, Blogs and Twitter, making sure, as he says in a blog post, that you know “Read More

2 Comments | Howard Greenstein | November 30th, 2009 | Uncategorized

Nov 30: Design for Social Sharing, with Rashmi Sinha

Network Age BriefingDesign for Social Sharing 1:30pm EST / 10:30am PST (60min) Monday, November 30

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/supernova/2009/11/30/design-for-social-sharing-with-rashmi-sinha-from-slideshare

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What separates “modern” social network systems from “first generation” social networks like Friendster (and, to an extent, systems like LinkedIn)? It’s the architecture.

Join us as we explore how current systems “design for social sharing” with Rashmi Sinha, cofounder and CEO for SlideShare. Slideshare is the world’s largest community for sharing presentations and documents. SlideShare is growing rapidly (more than 18 million monthly uniques) letting everyone from marketers, conference speakers and academicians share presentations and connect with others. Rashmi has a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Brown... Read More

2 Comments | Supernova Staff | November 29th, 2009 | Changing Networks

SupernovaHub Podcasts

SupernovaHub Podcasts

If you’re heading to San Francisco for the Supernova Annual Conference (or merely want to understand what’s on the minds of the best thinkers in business, technology and policy), you can load your iPod up with interviews from our year-round Network Age Briefing series.

Listen to interviews with industry and policy heavyweights including David Weinberger, danah boyd, Scott Harris and dozens of others as we discuss what’s happening now (and next) in the Network Age.

Click here to listen or subscribe to the SupernovaHub Network Age Briefing podcast.

Comments Off | Supernova Staff | November 29th, 2009 | Changing Networks

Supernova Live Stream

The webcast of Supernova is powered by Ustream. View or interact during the webcast at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/supernovahub, or on the Ustream iPhone or Android viewing applications.

Stream will begin broadcasting on Tuesday, December 1, 2009.

1 Comment | Supernova Staff | November 29th, 2009 | Uncategorized

Nov 20: Real Time Network Age Briefing with Tantek Çelik

Nov 20: Real Time Network Age Briefing with Tantek Çelik

Network Age Briefing: Real Time Flow 2pm  EST / 11am PST (60min) Friday, November 20

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/supernova/2009/11/20/real-time-flow-network-age-briefing-with-tantek-elik

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Update: Real-time indeed.  In-process, the call was joined by Doc Searls (Cluetrain Manifesto and ProjectVRM) and Kevin Marks (BT).  Wow that was fun.  Check out the recording. -@ccarfi

As part of our special track at Supernova 2009: Real Time Flow, co-hosted by BT, we are engaged in exploration of the shift from a web of static pages to real time streams of interactions. (Last year, our innovative Open Flow track considered the technologies and practices that allow information to move freely between... Read More

Comments Off | Supernova Staff | November 20th, 2009 | Uncategorized

Supernova Interview: Dr. Bernardo Huberman and the Attention Economy

Dr. Bernardo Huberman is a Senior Fellow at HP Labs, and spends a lot of time studying the actual social interactions we all have on Social Networks, in email, and in person.

He notes in this interview that “given the collapse in the value of information, attention is very very valuable, if only because it is so scarce.” Some of the work he’s doing will help people get the maximum value out of the attention they “spend” on content, while at the same time helping content providers get the maximum value out of the attention we give their content.

Huberman and his team are also creating software to help us... Read More

Comments Off | Howard Greenstein | November 19th, 2009 | Changing Networks, Video

Nov 18: Real Time Flow Network Age Briefing, with Marshall Kirkpatrick

Nov 18: Real Time Flow Network Age Briefing, with Marshall Kirkpatrick

Network Age Briefing: Real Time, Real Change Noon EST / 9am PST (60min) Wedsnesday, November 18

Permalink to show recording: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/supernova/2009/11/18/real-time-flow-with-marshall-kirkpatrick

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As we noted earlier this week, we’re excited to announce a special track at Supernova 2009: Real Time Flow, co-hosted by BT. Join us for a cutting-edge exploration of the shift from a web of static pages to real time streams of interactions. Last year, our innovative Open Flow track considered the technologies and practices that allow information to move freely between users, websites, and organizations. In the months since then, many of the ideas that were radical then have gone mainstream. At Supernova 2009,... Read More

Comments Off | Supernova Staff | November 17th, 2009 | Strategic Change

Supernova 2009: Real Time Flow Track

Supernova 2009: Real Time Flow Track

We’re excited to announce a special track at Supernova 2009: Real Time Flow, co-hosted by BT. Join us for a cutting-edge exploration of the shift from a web of static pages to real time streams of interactions.

Last year, our innovative Open Flow track considered the technologies and practices that allow information to move freely between users, websites, and organizations. In the months since then, many of the ideas that were radical then have gone mainstream. At Supernova 2009, we’ll address the next step: making use of open data flows in real time.

The Real Time Flow track, chaired by leading web technologist Tantek Çelik, will feature high-level participants from... Read More

Comments Off | Supernova Staff | November 16th, 2009 | Uncategorized

Supernova Interview: Joseph Smarr, Plaxo, and Interoperability

In this interview, Joseph Smarr, CTO of Plaxo, and a past Supernova speaker, discusses the way Web 2.0 is allowing interoperability between different sets of data and even completely disparate websites.

Key to some of the interconnections is not just the data layers and open APIs but the relationships the companies, engineers and users have between each other. As the Network Age progresses, it seems important to note that it is not just what you know that will make your company successful, but who you know and how you can cooperate for the benefit of your user and customer communities.

Comments Off | Howard Greenstein | November 16th, 2009 | Strategic Change, Video

Peter Guber and Movie Economics

One of the people I’m personally looking forward to seeing on stage at Supernova is Peter Guber of Mandalay Entertainment. He recently spoke at the Web 2.0 Expo, and there’s a YouTube Excerpt of his take on the economics of the movie industry.

If you want to see the entire panel, the folks at Fora.TV have the Future of Content Distribution set up in chapters on their site.

Hat tip to SocialMedian for alerting me to the post.

Comments Off | Howard Greenstein | November 14th, 2009 | Strategic Change