Comments on: Tweeting our way forward A clear-eyed view from Zachary Karabell Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:10:54 +0000 hourly 1 By: reality-again Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:45:55 +0000 These companies make information and people more accessible – Call that ‘Signal’.
They also generate an increasing and overwhelming amount of irrelevant information and unwanted contacts – Call that ‘Noise’.
It is becoming a challenge and a priority for companies and individuals to develop resisitance to that noise, in the sense of avoiding it altogether and by finding new ways to discern it from the relevant signal.
We are increasingly immersed in BS, both as individulas and as business people. In this sense the Internet is reaching a point where its economic contribution starts to obey the law of diminishing returns, and its contribution to GDP and people’s quality of life is decreasing to a point where it may be already negative in some aspects.
A similar thing happened to transportaion technology based on highways and cars – It produced the nightmare known as traffic congestion, pullution, road rage, etc.

By: HamsterHerder Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:04:28 +0000 “The scale of such potential is barely captured by official productivity statistics.”

Oh, here it is: ‘Goodwill’…

Enjoy your ride Karabell.

By: From_California Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:34:57 +0000 Twitter differs from every other company you mentioned in that a huge percentage of people can’t even understand what it does that’s valuable or useful. I’m a a fairly sophisticated person tech-wise — having been a software product manager in Silicon Valley and having reasonable programming skills. So there was non resistance to new tech here. But after making my best efforts to get into Twitter, I gave up for the same reason many people do. They just don’t understand how it could possibly enhance their life or work. Of course, it’s a dream for publicists and media people. And there are surely many practical business reasons to create a message stream. But compared to the obvious utility of a Facebook page, it’s strictly optional for the vast majority.