I have been working on formalizing a new project over the past few months which is why my blogging here has gone down considerably. For about 18 months now I have been having escelating conversations with Nitin Mayande and John Wrobel on social media. I read a ton on the subject and in many posts or conversations I want to jump in a debate things because there is so much room for evolution of the conversation. (Also I like to debate - my wife hates it and my mom says I should have been a lawyer.) Anyhow there is a ton to learn and explore on how social media works, how it impacts how people build relationships and how businesses adjust to this. One of the biggest areas of improvement that can happen around this space is real data and science.
Because of the desire to jump into this conversation more fully with Nitin and John we have formed a new blog: The Study of Social. The intent is to bring multiple perspectives to this conversation. We will be talking about social analytics, social network structure and the performance of the network. I believe these items are all very critical to gaining a better understanding on the impact of social media. Please check it out and let me know what you think. I will still blog here about some things social, like tools or news, and buisiness items. All of these items are starting to converge for me and continuing to discuss them is important to me.
I hope you have a chance to take a look and let me know what you think.