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  • Emergence: What Developers and Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The Evolution Of The Retweet - Steffan Antonas
    doing new things with what you ve built Ask them why The answers you get might floor you Credit Where Credit is due Tim O Reilly was the very first person I ever saw Retweet someone else s message it must have been some time around ETech 08 because that s when I found out about Twitter so I just wanted to offer him an innovator shout out I remember seeing that word Retweet and thinking huh a twitter footnote How honorable and transparent From then on I did the same Tim if you re reading this do you remember who the first person you ever Retweeted was Published January 28 2009 Author Steffan Antonas Category Business Entrepreneurship Cyberculture Design Technology Top Posts Web Strategy Tags Design Entrepreneurship Innovation Twitter Web Strategy Comments 20 Comments Published by Steffan Antonas To the readers of this blog This post like all the others should be thought of as the start of a conversation so please share your ideas by joining in the discussion If you do please adhere to the following commenting rules 1 Be Cool no flaming and no spamming All inappropriate comments will be deleted 2 If you must curse please do so with style and taste 3 Put your URL in the website field and not in the comment box Finally If you liked this article please consider sharing it on del icio us StumbleUpon or Digg I d appreciate it Post navigation Previous Post Balance Grasshopper Next Post Visualizing Positive Vibes of the 44th Inauguration via Twitter 20 Comments Fraser January 28 2009 at 3 16 pm Excellent post I love the tips at the end Your tip for developers reminds is one that s burned into my mind I could talk at length about examples from our experience with Glue but I ll stick to the twitter theme you started in your post Twitter launches a very basic platform It s intended for simple status replies Early users start using an symbol when directing a status message at a particular user Twitter realizes what s emerging and makes a change to the system to support this initiative they made the word following the hyperlinked to a profile helping to further connect individuals I believe Ev has a post on this but can t find it right now Aside check this out http search twitter com search q new retweet Steffan January 28 2009 at 3 06 pm Fraser Thanks for the thoughtful comment and for the link to the Twitter Search for new retweet symbol I hadn t even noticed that Twitter made that change because I ve been using Tweetdeck exclusively This has happened within the last few days Emergence and evolution right before our eyes Brilliant This illustrates the point perfectly nuggets like this are why I stalk you on Twitter findchris January 28 2009 at 4 13 pm Anyone like username syntax Steffan January 28 2009 at 4 24 pm Got your Tweet about

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  • Like Moths To A Flame: Why Open Source Draws Entrepreneurs And Why It’s Important For Innovation - Steffan Antonas
    better code and sustainability of open source platforms Entrepreneurs are and will always be agents of change because they have a unique set of incentives that drive innovation and community building Those who are pro open source should recognize that those incentives can have great affects for everyone and not get so hung up on defending the free faith If we try to squash incentives that drive entrepreneurship by requiring everything that is produced to be free the end result will just be less innovation Published February 6 2008 Author Steffan Antonas Category Business Entrepreneurship Design Technology Tags Design Entrepreneurship Innovation Open Source Comments 7 Comments Published by Steffan Antonas To the readers of this blog This post like all the others should be thought of as the start of a conversation so please share your ideas by joining in the discussion If you do please adhere to the following commenting rules 1 Be Cool no flaming and no spamming All inappropriate comments will be deleted 2 If you must curse please do so with style and taste 3 Put your URL in the website field and not in the comment box Finally If you liked this article please consider sharing it on del icio us StumbleUpon or Digg I d appreciate it Post navigation Previous Post Hat Tip To The Boys In Blue Next Post The New Game Plan for 2008 7 Comments Emergence What Developers and Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The Evolution Of The Retweet Steffan Antonas Blog January 28 2009 at 8 26 pm Twitter opened up it s API countless numbers of entrepreneurial minded developers have released applications and services that integrate with and build on Twitter my favorites AlexSchleber February 6 2009 at 8 35 pm Open Source to me is an extension of Moving The Freeline marketing concepts There can almost always be a back end whether it be in related paid services or monetization of fame traffic etc But before that in an attention economy where attention is the only or at least the most scarce resource you first have to give to break through the noise By substantially moving the freeline giving away some of your best stuff you take away most barriers to people ever even giving your ideas a second look let alone purchasing implementing them THEN once you have established that what you have to offer is valuable in this case by them trying out your Open Source software and that you can be trusted to deliver only then can you plausibly charge for additional products services E g if WordPress had been closed source there is almost no way it would be the most widely used blogging software right now Once they accomplished that they started making real money from VIP and corporate clients for whom they develop and maintain custom WP set ups despite the core product remaining Open Source Follow me on Twitter I follow back Twitter com AlexSchleber Steffan February 7 2009 at 9 29

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  • Getting Things Done Archives - Steffan Antonas
    Proudly powered by WordPress Theme Designer by Array Getting Things Done On Curiosity Rigor and Learning As You Go In this 30 minute video Photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman shares some lessons from his time creating the Wisdom project in which he interviewed elders around the world including Chuck Close Bill Withers Jane Goodall Frank Gehry Massimo Vignelli among many others Zuckerman talks about the anxiety we feel as we

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  • Visualizing Your Professional Network With LinkedIn and InMaps - Steffan Antonas
    my map below and I ve drawn on it a bit to make it more clear what s going on I can see my life long friends from my academic life clearly separated at the top right in pink Graduate School at Georgetown mostly Then there are distinct clusters from teams I worked with in KPMG s IT Advisory practice Interestingly this broad network is split into three representing the bottom left quadrant of the map the Boston office the San Diego office and a distinct cluster of connections to cross functional KPMG teams I worked with across the country linking them Then there s Callaway Golf a network almost totally on its own in green on the bottom right I worked there for the last 2 years in Carlsbad CA What I find most interesting is the area on top that s where my online life meets my offline one The blend of gray purple and dark blue clusters represents the connections between my friends who are involved with web startups or in the tech community and my friends in private equity and venture Seeing an algorithm spit out my own personal slice of the web and startup world

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  • My 3 Themes for 2011 - Steffan Antonas
    Focus More On The Few Things That Are Most Important I took on way too much in 2010 and for many reasons it was because it was a transitional year for me We were preparing for a big trip and a move between coasts I also knew I would be leaving my full time job in September so I said yes more than I should have to side projects and took on more freelance work than I could handle at nights and on weekends The result was that I did less of things that I enjoy like read and blog I spent less time with my family and friends and I was tired and worn out in my day job I found my upper limit for work and then I crossed it for the first time in my life In many ways it was a fantastic learning experience I taught myself how to freelance and make a consistent side income and I got to speak at a conference and guest host a radio show But I also learned how important it is to focus your energy on the few things that benefit you and trim the fatty distractions and side projects that waste your time break your focus on things that matter and don t move you forward 2011 will be about spending time on the few things that matter most Write With Personality I want to write more in 2011 but I want to do it with more guts and gusto When it comes to writing I ve always wanted to be like Heather Armstrong Colleen Wainwright Penelope Trunk or AJ Jacobs All four are personal heroes of mine because they ve got guts Every single one of them has made me laugh out loud and think deeply and I look forward to reading their stuff because they inject so much of themselves into what they write For whatever reason in the past I ve tended to hold back when I sit at the keyboard Not with ideas but with the delivery of them for sure humor personality etc All I know is that I love writing this blog and I want to get as much enjoyment as I can out of doing it So I m going to loosen the reigns a bit in 2011 in the name of fun and let my readers in a little bit more Come what may What are your themes or resolutions for 2011 Published January 3 2011 Author Steffan Antonas Category Journal Tags personal Comments 8 Comments Post navigation Previous Post Research Reveals Corporations To Focus On Integration Staffing Advertising and Measurement in 2011 Next Post 101 Must See Digital Marketing Charts and Graphs 8 Comments Carol Lynn Rivera January 3 2011 at 8 37 pm I have one big one that s always a battle Mindfulness Seems to coincide pretty well with presence and focus Just to be mindful of what I m doing when I m doing it and

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  • Three Themes For 2010 - Steffan Antonas
    on blocking out clutter and distractions and focusing on just the activities and habits that help me achieve my goals improve my relationships and keep me on track Optimization is what 2010 is going to be about Wish me luck with this one Deep practice There are a number of things I ve always wanted to be really good at that I m just OK at right now because I haven t made achieving expertise in those areas a priority yet There are a few core skills that I want to actively develop in 2010 In a few cases it may take over 10 000 hours of effort to get me to the level of proficiency that I ve always wanted which is why I never really committed myself in the first place I m shifting my approach and putting some long term learning goals on the high priority list The marathon towards expertise starts now Shipping I ve always had an insatiable desire to learn The problem is that my free time is limited these days and my curiosity isn t so I spend more time than I should Googling reading blogs taking on new projects that get half done or buying books that don t get finished Doing 80 of 10 things isn t progress It just means that nothing got 100 done Time to put more time into fewer projects and focus on the essential activities that help me wrap up projects and ship content And there you go we ve gone full circle What are your themes for 2010 Published January 5 2010 Author Steffan Antonas Category Journal Tags Journal Comments 5 Comments Post navigation Previous Post Best of 2009 Next Post Hacking The Flip A Quick Lesson In Community Building 5 Comments Markus loimp February

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  • Best of 2009 - Steffan Antonas
    of web writing I ve done to date It started a string of online conversations that has turned into two friendships Both Alex and Fraser have individually gone out of their way to help me out on several occasions when I needed it and I owe them each a debt of gratitude for coming through for me in the clutch I wish both of you together and individually great success in 2010 Nate Ritter I met Nate at a Tweetup at the beginning of the year in San Diego after reading about him in Wired the year before He s genuine brilliant and he s become a great friend He is also the best person to have in the room when someone says Anyone up for Guitar Hero Mark Lovett At the beginning of this year Mark and I met for lunch He told me he was starting a blog I had no idea how committed he was or how much he would inspire me This year I ve enjoyed joining others in having important discussions on his site GlobalPatriot and watched Mark rapidly grow his online presence run ultra successful fundraisers and meetups He s a person to watch in 2010 Angie Swartz In between running her new company SquareMartinimedia her blog SixFigureMomsClub and speaking at events around the country she was kind enough to invite me as a guest a few times on to her radio show TwitterTalk radio I had a blast Special thanks to Angie for great times at the meetups that I attended this year She always goes out of her way to say hello and strike up great conversation Clay Hebert Clay is the founder of Tribes Win and co founder of Fear less online magazine He s great to chat and share ideas with He writes a great blog and has a unique way of looking at the world that I totally appreciate I expect to see a lot more from him in 2010 Ryan Graves Ryan s become somewhat of a partner in crime on the web His stamina for writing and producing content consistently impresses me He s always up to something We started out blogging at almost exactly the same time in 2007 and I m on his blog a lot his stuff is full of energy and he writes almost daily Vada Dean Matthew Clower Expect these two gentlemen to make waves in 2010 It s been great getting to know you both Matthew thank you for making important connections happen at the precise moment I needed them Vada thank you for the many insights you consistently add here on this blog Alex Rainert Alex writes a great blog called EveryDayUX com that I frequent Damn good stuff Recommended reading for any design junky Christian Messer I ve been aware of Christian on Twitter since 2007 From the very beginning I singled him out because he was posting things that I found useful I learned more from his links

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  • The Last Time I Saw Dan Zaccagnino He Was Just Some 15 Year Old Who Wouldn't Put His Guitar Down... - Steffan Antonas
    They ve built a global community of over 125 000 musicians in 170 countries Incredible So that s what you ve been up to Dan A very humble hat tip to you The Colbert Report Mon Thurs 11 30pm 10 30c Dan Zaccagnino www colbertnation com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Health Care Protests Published September 4 2009 Author Steffan Antonas Category Journal Tags Choate Friends indabamusic The Personal Stuff Comments 8 Comments Post navigation Previous Post How Restaurants Can Use Social Sites Like Yelp To Boost Business Next Post Why I m Keeping Facebook a Friends Only Affair 8 Comments Brian Partridge September 4 2009 at 11 34 am I started at Choate in 99 graduated in 02 and I also remember Dan as a huge musician Steffan Antonas September 4 2009 at 11 47 am He was huge into music from day one I was only at Choate for a year that overlapped with Dan but I still have strong memories of him around the dorm and in Mem circle toting his guitar around He obviously found his passion early Indabamusic is a phenomenon I almost fell out of my chair when I found that clip on

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