Wow, the past few days have seen a noticeable increase in traffic here, which says to me that some of you subscribers are more actively engaged and are maybe even passing on my posts to friends of yours. Thanks!
A quick shout out to a few folks who've been commenting:
So, on to the networks version of my "Things I'm thinking about right now" series (here are Part 1 and Part 2):
Web Worker Daily brings us back to the point of networking: remembering that it's not just a series of transactions is important.
Fred Wilson hits on something near and dear to my heart - he's unsure of where this is going and about the difference between what users want and what developers will seek out. I believe that I have a very good idea of where it should go. Let's talk Fred.
He also links to Dave Winer, who gets provocative in Fred's comments (Scott Rafer also adds in his useful pragmatic view). I think that he's right on here - real platforms look different from Facebook F8, folks.
Jason Calacanis's post which spins the discussion around and essentially asks, "Does this stuff have any substance?" He also continues on in a second post, lightly touching on something that I think is being left under-discussed: the younger generations are being raised, at least in the U.S., with the expectation that they have to market themselves.
Proving that he really is a portal, Scoble also points me over to new stuff coming out of Plaxo. I'm hoping to make it to Lunchaxo tomorrow, to see what's going on.
Ok, I'm realizing this could be a bit of overload for people, so I'm going to stop now. As promised, I'm working on a more coherent piece that will hopefully pull these things together better.