Due to a number of factors my blog post frequency (and quality) has drastically deteriorated over the past few months, but that’s okay. I hope to improve it as things settle down, but I haven’t had the time to dig in and do any high quality posts. In an effort to just let everyone know what’s going on at the moment I’m going to try and increase the frequency by at least doing brief updates on what’s going on around me and the business topics I blog about.
2. I’m violating company policy by making this post from a Flickr reserved cube when I don’t work for Flickr! (See above photo)
3. I think this is the 7th Yahoo!ww office I’ve been to, and yes, the majority of them are purple and yellow.
4. It’s amazing that this is the 4th year of the Web 2.0 conference. 4 years of Web 2.0? You’d think we’d be to the next version by now.
5. I’m taking on a new role with Right Media/Yahoo!, as the head of exchange product strategy. It will be fun, challenging, and probably be more work as the scope grows from focusing on tail web publishers to the entire advertising ecosystem.
6. I’ll be back in the Bay Area early next week for the Right Media Open at the Half Moon Bay Ritz. It’s turning out to look like it will be an amazing event. Not only is Jerry Yang keynoting in a fireside chat format, but we also will be having a lively competitor panel featuring DoubleClick’s CEO David Rosenblatt, DRIVEpm’s president Scott Howe, and Yahoo!/Right Media’s founder and CEO, Michael Walrath. This panel will be moderated by John Battelle.
7. I’m tired of social networking getting so much hype, yet I do still find myself mildly participating in it. I understand the hype, but frankly think that we’re quite a ways off from extracting enough revenue to justify the valuation of Facebook and other sites right now.
8. I love Oregon Duck Football, so I’m enjoying the current season with the Ducks ranked in the top 10.
9. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook is now having his informal chat with John Battelle at Web 2.0, and he’s answering questions extremely honesty. Pretty refreshing, and maybe that’s youth, but it’s fun to watch. He also seems to have quite a bit of that geek genius that some of the best companies have. Although, I must say I still don’t know that the revenue will be there.
10. My kids are growing up fast, and it seems like it’s just getting faster. I’m really enjoying it, but can already tell I’m missing things about when they were younger as well. There’s nothing better than being a parent though.
11. It’s amazing that I almost entirely read my news and educational content in my feed reader. I’m not sure if RSS is going mainstream as fast as people thought it would, but man do I love it.
12. It might be time for me to get a better car. My 94 Accord is wearing down a bit, and now that I’m driving my kids around in my car a bit more, I feel like it might be time for something newer and safer. Any suggestions?
13. 20% of the audience for Zuckerberg’s speech are currently building applications for Facebook. Impressive.
14. It’s fun getting perspectives from people you meet at conferences. People’s world views just aren’t the same.
15. Is the advertising world getting easier for web publishers yet? I think progress is bieng made, but is it enough?
Alright, that’s enough for now. More blogging soon…