Question 59 of 365: When is Judgement better than Feedback?

I speak a lot about the value of perpetual beta or the need to emphasize process over product, so this maybe an entirely hypocritical thing to say. But… Judgement is better than feedback sometimes. Knowing in an absolute sense that someone hates your idea can be preferable to having any …

Question 57 of 365: Who is doing the asking?

As I have been asking a lot of questions of late, I thought it was time for me to see who else is doing the same. I should have something in common with those other who are also looking for answers, right? A kind of community could be formed around …

Question 56 of 365: How can we make openness tangible?

I have written about openness before in a more theoretical sense. I have talked about open as “the space between.” And yet, I never explored just what that idea of openness actually looks like and how we can strive for the balance of openness in our work every day. Defining …

Question 54 of 365: Why are we digital amnesiacs?

Image via Wikipedia I was going to say that we may be digital goldfish, but then I did a little bit of research and it looks like goldfish have a lot longer memory than we have ever given them credit for (about 3 months for colors and other things). My …

Question 52 of 365: How do we unfollow in the physical world?

We have embarked on exploded the word “friend” with many new online connotations as well as redefined the word “space” to mean anything we want it to. We have made completely altered the concept of characters (as in 140) and manipulated “a conversation” so much that is almost unrecognizable in …

Question 51 of 365: What do we model in our networks?

I believe that I am not modeling the uses of my network that I actually use my network for. If I have created my network, I have done it wrong. Let me clarify further… I model the link dump quite often by connecting my delicious feed to twitter. What I …

Question 49 of 365: Is there space for us?

Image by Cyprien via Flickr I was just in Nebraska working with some online teachers at one of the best facilities I have ever experienced. From the offices that had defined areas, but no doors to the classrooms with polycom systems for distance learning, mobile laptop carts, and the ability …

Question 46 of 365: How do users become customers?

I don’t usually use these terms, but I have continued to use them after reading a really interesting white paper on why Freemium models don’t work. I believe that we are all users of lots of products, services, schools, and ideas. We are much more selective as to what we …

Question 44 of 365: What parts of us are fragile, perpetual and renewable?

We Are All We Need View more presentations from bhwilkoff. We would rather be: Skeptical, Wise, Steadfast, and Stable. But we aren’t. We Lack: The vision to be stable. The certainty to be steadfast. The reflection to be wise. The experience to be skeptical. And, that isn’t all bad. We …

Question 42 of 365: How can you frame a question so that it actually gets answered?

Participation matters. Above all else, if you expect people to come to your blog, read your feed, follow your buzz or engage in your web application; you must look for a level of participation that really doesn’t have a whole lot of modeling in the real world. The blogosphere had …