June 2007

Aaron Brazell

Premium Content Available

In the next few days, you’ll be introduced to Technosailor Premium Content. It’s premium because you have to do something to get it. In many cases, that something is paying a fee. Not in this case. This premium content is completely free. You might think I’m going to collect your email address or make you […]

Aaron Brazell

Washington D.C. Area New Media Conference

For those of you in suburban Washington, I’ve been asked to be a panelist at the New Media Nouveaux Conference in Tyson’s Corner on July 13. The topic is “Futurists, what’s coming next?” and I’ll be sharing the stage with Sean Gorman, CEO of FortuisOne and Brian Williams, CEO of VigetLabs. The entire conference is […]

Aaron Brazell

Hosting the Carnival of Maryland

Just a word to let you all know that I am hosting this week’s Carnival of Maryland. The Carnival is spearheaded by members of the Maryland Blogger Alliance, a loose confederation of bloggers from Maryland that began as political blogs banded together a few years ago and today represents a much broader cross-section of the […]

Aaron Brazell

Facebook or MySpace?

My Art of War entry the other day caused quite a stir. Notably, it caused a stir with the readers of b5media blog BuzzNetworker where Kevin Palmer, the author who has developed a professional public profile using MySpace takes issue with my sentiments regarding Facebook’s success. He has successfully stirred the pot and many more […]

Aaron Brazell

The YouTube Video Revolution

It was announced the other day that YouTube would begin serving H.264 video format on all their YouTube videos. This is an announcement that was made in conjunction with Apple regarding video formats for their Apple TV which uses Apple’s Quicktime format. If you’re not familiar with H.264, it is a high definition video encoding […]

Aaron Brazell

The Art of War: Facebook’s Strategic Plan for Ultimate Victory

Have you heard of MySpace? I had, once upon a time. Now, it seems to be off the grid. Facebook on the other hand has been making a progressive march to the sea and is taking no prisoners. In February of 2007, Facebook reported 18M users, up from 7.5M 7 months earlier. (Edited) Toronto claims 1 in 10 Torontonians as Facebook users (approximately the size of the Baltimore City population).

Facebook’s success has not been overnight. When it began, it was created as a closed social network for primarily high school and college students. Users would be able to join Facebook if they had a valid email address from a registerd University or other school. There was a smaller percentage of workplace networks where users could join if they had a valid company email address, but by and large these networks were much smaller due to reluctance of companies to join the social media revolution and risk employee productivity losses.

Aaron Brazell

Video Interview at Mesh

Loren Feldman and I sat down for an interview while at Mesh. Loren is probably my favorite new media guy ever. Says what he thinks and is highly entertaining, if sometimes mildly disturbing. Check out this video with him and I sitting down and talking about b5media, Macs and other stuff. Thanks Loren!