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History of Social Media: From email to Facebook

By billpetro / February 1, 2011 /

HISTORY OF SOCIAL MEDIA There is so much in the news on Social Media — there is even a movie about The Social Network that got Golden Globe and Academy award nominations — that it seems useful to share an “infographic” from the OnlineSchools on the history of social media as it progressed from email…

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State of the Internet: Email

By billpetro / January 26, 2011 /

STATE OF THE INTERNET: EMAIL It is regularly being said that “Email is dead.” And while it’s true that Millennials often remain within the walled garden of Facebook or their mobile devices, email was the way most Boomers came to know messaging on the Internet. I say: “Email is dead, is dead.” Long live email.…

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Reports from the Left Coast: VMworld in San Francisco

By billpetro / August 31, 2010 /

I’m in San Francisco for the seventh VMworld event. It would be unfair to call it a “geek fest” as there are so many business people here. Rather, it would be more accurate to call it a “nerd-o-rama” as there are so many cool technologies being discussed relating to Cloud Computing that you’ll want to…

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History of the iPad: When is a Tablet not a Tablet?

By billpetro / January 27, 2010 /

HISTORY OF THE IPAD Question: How can you have a “history” of a device that was just announced today? Answer: This has been the longest anticipated unannounced product in history, or at least Apple history. It has been a veritable speculation-o-rama.   Question: I don’t get the iPad. Isn’t it just like a giant iPhone?…

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History of Facebook

By Bill Petro / February 4, 2009 /

Today is Facebook’s 5th birthday. Where did it come from, and what is it now?

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Information Reformation

By billpetro / October 31, 2008 /

I wrote the following article about a dozen years ago when I was a technology evangelist at Sun. Back in the mid-’90s, we were experienced the early part of the first wave of “The Web.” Today, with the advent of Web 2.0 technologies we’re seeing an explosion in different dimensions. Wikis, social networking, mass collaboration,…

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Information Reformation

By billpetro / October 31, 2007 /

I wrote the following article a dozen years ago or more when I was a technology evangelist at Sun. Back in the mid-’90s, we were experienced the first wave of “The Web.” Today, with the advent of Web 2.0 technologies we’re seeing an explosion in different dimensions. Wikis, social networking, mass collaboration, blogging, and Instant…

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