I’ll Be at Social Media Club Hawaii April 10; Will You?

I sure hope so! Our new chapter has started off with incredible enthusiasm, and the word of mouth is really kicking in strong. Here’s the short scoop: The meeting proper is 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Feel free to come early/stay late and visit at the ING Cafe. 5:00 – 5:30 pm Optional networking and meeting setup 5:30 – 5:35 pm Welcome &…

Going from Free to Fee Part 2

I started this discussion on this post and once I got into a lengthy reply to the comments, I realized there is more to be explored. You may want to read Part 1 and the associated comments here. The more I have been thinking about this, the more I want to see companies explore user-generated pricing. In the beginning, I suspect very…

Going From to Free to Fee, Consciously: Yes We Can?

Chris Anderson has added his voice to the many discussions of how the internet economy which is all about the free is facing cash shortages and reality checks as the economy tanks. He is optimistic that free will survive, yet not by itself. Just as Bernie Madoff’s run came to end, just as the lousy mortgages finally ran out of buyers, I…

Free Idea: Podcaster-in-Residence Saves Hawaii Tourism?

I have always loved the concept of artist-in-residence or writer-in-residence, like our client Lannan supports. It is an altruistic gesture in most cases, a generous soul or organization that supports a creative person in finding her/his muse, or voice. Alas I am a Capricorn and many roads lead back to business in my mind. I was at a meeting today with Robin…

We Have a New Site Design

Time to stir up the water and get a new blog design. Our previous design was very minimalist. We’ve decided too minimalist. We want you to be able to see the range of topics we care about, the various projects we are managing, and have room for things like Twitter and Comments too! Please tell us what you think. We splurged and…

Twitter Joins Us on Verio

Let me start by saying, I’m dropping in on a conversation taking place at Techcrunch, Twitter and on the Joyent blog regarding the continue server outages at Twitter. I use Twitter but have been too busy this past week to even notice their recent round of outages. I found out today they had been hosting with Joyent and last night made the…