Information Reformation

I wrote the following article over a dozen years ago when I was a technology evangelist at Sun Microsystems. Back in the mid-’90s, we were experiencing 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…

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How to Raise Your Visibility on the Web, Part 2

How to Raise Your Visibility on the Web, Part 2 We’ve talked about how getting your own domain name can give you immediate exposure on the Web in my previous article, for my friend who wants to use the Internet to find a job. It’s a first step, that provides the virtual equivalent of an…

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How to Raise Your Visibility on the Web

How to Raise Your Visibility on the Web, Part 1 Recently, a friend of mine who is doing a job search asked me:   Bill… Petro… dot com, how did you come to get a .com after your name, and more importantly, how could potential employers find me more easily on the InterWeb?   And…

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VMworld 2008: Day 2 Review – Virtually Anything is Possible

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VMWORLD 2008: DAY 2 REVIEW – VIRTUALLY ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE VMworld is not just a trade show about virtualization, it uses virtual technologies and Web 2.0 technologies in a way I’ve never seen before. Here’s an example: Blogging: Not only is blogging encouraged, but it is honored. There is a special set of tables in…

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VMworld 2008: Day 1 Keynote

VMWORLD 2008: DAY 1 KEYNOTE Following yesterday’s opening event, both the Technology Exchange and Partner Day, the conference started in earnest today with a keynote by Paul Maritz, VMware President and CEO. Paul is quite an articulate speaker, sounding both like a savvy businessman and an erudite professor. For many, his accent is difficult to…

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iPhone 3G Launch: a Tale of Two Cities and Two Vendors

iPHONE 3G LAUNCH: A TALE OF TWO CITIES AND TWO VENDORS Remember the old Far Side cartoon that shows a couple thinking about each other — with the commentary “Same planet, two different worlds”? That was the sense of the first day the iPhone 3G went on sale in the US. It seemed that the…

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To Twitter Two Twitters To Tweet

I love movies, and I love the Academy Awards show. I’ve watched it each year for decades, but I did something this last Sunday that I’ve never done before. I tracked comments on the show via Twitter. There were about a thousand “tweets” on subjects related to what people were wearing, what jokes worked or…

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Zooomr for photo sharing

Zooomr Here’s an interesting new social networking photo sharing site you might want to check out. It’s called Zooomr. My friend Brian Berliner points out that Zooomr is offering 12 months of FREE Zooomr Pro account access to (Google) Bloggers. This FREE upgrade includes 4GB of photo uploads each month. What does it look like?…

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