Web 2.0 Summit

Web 2.0 Summit

Nov 7, 2008
Web 2.0 Expo

Web 2.0 Expo

Apr 22, 2008


Jan 18, 2008

The annual Techcrunch award show at the Herbst Theater in SF to honor the best “new” startups of the year. Co-sponsored by GigaOm, ReadWriteWeb and VentureBeat. Fun to catch up with the usual tech and startup crowd, as well as my friends and clients, Om Malik (GigaOm) and Richard MacManus (ReadWriteWeb).

eHub Announces New Editors

Jul 9, 2007

As most of you know, I’ve been flying solo on eHub since it launched as the first Web 2.0 list back in Oct 2005. It’s been a thrill and both personally and professionally gratifying to maintain a resource that’s used widely. eHub has over 400,000 page views a month and reaches 14,000 daily RSS subscribers […]

Love 2.0

Love 2.0

Feb 14, 2007


Jan 6, 2007

Thanks to Don Tapscott for the book!

Hacking the System

Hacking the System

Nov 11, 2006

A few bits of other news caught my eye this last week amid the flurry of activity here in San Francisco around the Web 2.0 Summit. Power to the People Creative Commons is hacking the ad system to fundraise. CC put their new video on Revver, the online video site with revenue-sharing. Every time someone […]

Widgets Live!

Nov 7, 2006

I’m at the Widgets Live! conference this afternoon with a sold-out crowd of widget geeks, technologists, developers, bloggers and execs at the Marines’ Club in San Francisco. Widgets Live! is the first conference by GigaOM, hosted by Om Malik (my client) in partnership with Niall Kennedy. It’s also the first conference I’ve been to recently […]

Stylehive Launch: Party and New Features

Stylehive Launch: Party and New Features

Oct 23, 2006

Last Thursday night was the official launch party for Stylehive, the social shopping community focused on new trends, products, designers, stores and experts. The launch party was fabulous. Thanks to everyone that came! As Styehive editor, Stephanie Wong, writes in the Stylehive blog post: “Hivers, bloggers, friends and fashion fiends from San Francisco, Los Angeles […]

eHub Interviews channel at CNET Japan

eHub Interviews channel at CNET Japan

Jun 16, 2006

Last month I had the pleasure of hearing from Kaori Omoto, an editor at CNET Networks Japan. Today, eHub Interviews went live as a channel at the Japanese version of News.com. CNET Japan will be translating eHub Interviews as they are released at featuring them at http://japan.cnet.com/column/ehub/ The first interview to go live is eHub […]

Yahoo! Photos Redesign

Yahoo! Photos Redesign

Jun 8, 2006

Yahoo gave a demo to a small group tonight at the Frey Norris Gallery in San Francisco. The event was hosted by Brad Garlinghouse, Vice President of Communications, Community and Front Door (pictured left) and other members of his team. Yahoo Photos presented at DEMO in February 2005 and is about to be released as […]

The Web 2.0 Movement Described

Mar 18, 2006

While there have been many seminal posts on Web 2.0 in the last several months, I strongly recommend reading “Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning?” by Bryan Alexander, Director for Research at the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE). Thanks to Bryan for the mention of eHub at […]

Foldera Simplifies Your Digital Life

Foldera Simplifies Your Digital Life

Mar 4, 2006

These days, like many of you, my life is filled with electronic communications, whether that’s email, chat, collaborative project management, mobile messages, or other data sources. I’ve written about this in the past. On any given day, I spend hours on communications and between my work as Ideacodes, eHub, and personal communications, I pretty much […]

MashupCamp Day 1

MashupCamp Day 1

Feb 21, 2006

I’m at MashupCamp, a two day event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, nestled in Silicon Valley, south of Palo Alto and north of Sunnyvale. I mention that because there’s a palatable sense of tech here in the Bay area that can’t be ignored. It’s one of the reasons that I moved […]

TechCrunch 5 Party

TechCrunch 5 Party

Feb 19, 2006

Mike Arrington’s TechCrunch 5 party for Shel Israel and Robert Scoble’s new book, Naked Conversations, was a big success on Friday night in Atherton, CA. Some 400 people showed up at Mike’s house to mingle, hang out, congratulate Shel and Robert, and generally celebrate amidst a great crowd of techies, bloggers, entrepreneurs, tech giants, thought […]

The Agile Web Design Manifesto, An Introduction

Feb 11, 2006

Co-authored by Emily Chang and Max Kiesler of Ideacodes. On August 20, 1980, Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler were the first to summit Mount Everest without the use of bottled oxygen. They accomplished this amazing feat by doing what no other expedition had ever done. They carried all of their own gear, did no route […]

Design 2.0: Minimalism, Transparency, and You

Feb 6, 2006

Today happens to be the four month anniversary of eHub Interviews, a series of email questions and answers with the creators and companies behind many of the new web 2.0 services and applications that we’ve been witnessing and using online. According to many of you who write in, the interviews are “one of your favorite […]

JP Morgan and Connector Group Showcase

JP Morgan and Connector Group Showcase

Jan 31, 2006

The JP Morgan and Connector Group Showcase, “a unique forum for companies to introduce their leading-edge products and services to the Silicon Valley’s elite group of tastemakers and influencers ,” took place on Monday, January 30 at the JP Morgan offices here in SF. The event offered a behind-the-scenes look into some of the innovative […]

Ajax Calendaring with Spongecell

Ajax Calendaring with Spongecell

Jan 30, 2006

I received email from Marc Guldimann tonight from Spongecell, an “absorbful calendar.” They’re having a launch party here in San Francisco at Ritual Roasters on Wednesday and we’ll be stopping by. There have been a lot of Ajax calendar applications (see the events and calendar category in eHub). Spongecell differentiates itself with the Spongebar, a […]

Microsoft Search Champs v4

Microsoft Search Champs v4

Jan 28, 2006

My partner at Ideacodes, Max Kiesler, and I are back from attending Search Champs which took place this week, January 24 – 26 at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond. Search Champs is an event hosted by the MSN Search team to invite “groups of academics, bloggers, siteowners, and technologists to talk about search… We usually select […]

eHub and EmilyChang.com Join the Web 2.0 Workgroup

Nov 15, 2005

I’m happy to announce that both eHub and emilychang.com have been invited to join the Web 2.0 Workgroup, a network created last month by Michael Arrington of TechCrunch, Richard MacManus of Read/WriteWeb, and Frederico Oliveira of WeBreakstuff. The Web 2.0 Workgroup is a network of premium weblogs that write content exclusively about the new generation […]

Pretty Supr

Nov 5, 2005

SuprGlu “gathers your content from popular web services and publishes them in one convenient place.” My first thought was that it sounded like another simple feed aggregator. I gave SuprGlu a spin tonight and was pleasantly surprised by both the ease of use and the sense of personal discovery. Upon sign-up, you’re given a user-friendly […]

The Social (Activist) Web

Oct 15, 2005

Like you, I’ve been reading much of the commentary online about Web 2.0 at various blogs and sites the last month or so, and particularly this last week as the O’Reilly Web 2.0 conference came and went here in SF. While many have provided insightful thinking into the social implications and technical innovations of this […]

eHub Interviews to Launch the Week of Web 2.0

Oct 3, 2005

eHub Interviews, a series of email interviews with the creators of Web 2.0 applications and services, will launch this week (October 3-8, 2005) as part of the unofficial Web 2.0 week here in San Francisco.1 With over 150 web applications and services in eHub (and growing every day), we felt it was time to hear […]

Netvibes on My Screen

Sep 22, 2005

I had gotten an email from the Netvibes team to take a look at the site last week and signed up and took a quick spin around. I finally had a chance to explore further tonight. The buzz around Netvibes is well warranted.1 In previous posts, I’d been writing about the desire for tools that […]

Google Visitor Map Zooms

Sep 18, 2005

There have been some excellent examples of Google map applications recently like Plazes, which allows you to discover locations and find people by proximity or location, and Mappr, where you can view Flickr photos by US geographic landmark or region. While these apps provide a social network for specific social purposes, the other wave of […]

eHub: Ajax, Ruby, Web 2.0 resource list

Sep 12, 2005

eHub is a constantly updated list of web applications, services, resources, blogs or sites with a focus on next generation web (web 2.0), social software, blogging, Ajax, location mapping, open source, folksonomy, design and digital media sharing. Visit eHub! Buzz and Blogosphere Sept 17, 2005 eHub in The Social Software Weblog Barb Dybwad from The […]

Open source

Aug 16, 2005

MIT Technology Review has a story, The Tech Boom 2.0, that covers a point of view that I couldn’t agree with more.  I often use open-source software to develop high-end, robust, and full-featured websites and web systems for clients and our own projects.  Open-source software isn’t just for geeks anymore, but a viable basis for […]

Mash-up the Web

Jul 27, 2005

While the term mash-up has its roots in hip hop culture, the web mash-up seems a natural evolution of our need to customize and our love of hacks.  (See an earlier post on creating “clever solutions to an interesting problem.”) In Sampling the Web’s Best Mash-Ups, Business Week provides “a guided tour of the some […]

Organize Your Brain, Then Share It

May 13, 2005

As big fans of Basecamp, we were excited to try out 37signals‘ personal information manager, Backpack.  A lot of applications have claimed to be online organizers, but Backpack is the first web app that really comes close to being a true web-based brain. In 1996 after learning HTML, I attempted my own web organizer — […]