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OpenSky Sending 100% Profits to Haiti

Through this Sunday, my company – OpenSky – will be donating 100% of profits to Haiti relief. CEO John Caplan offered this simple blog post explaining what we’re doing. Our company has a very simple concept. We enable people with passion and influence to offer products they know and love. But our many Shopkeepers are [...]

Scott Talks about The OpenSky Project

In spite of the title, I’m not writing about flying today.  (Though there is an airborne intro video on my YouTube Page.) While my Blog may typically have my random musings, this post is really meant for friends & family so I’ll have a place to link to from Facebook, etc. As most of you [...]

Social Graph, Meet Commercial Graph

Your social graph, or social network as Wikpedia defines it, “is a social structure made of individuals (or organizations) called “nodes,” which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as friendship, kinship, financial exchange, dislike, sexual relationships, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige.” I think there’s a new Graph [...]

Authentication Rot

Yes, there’s a new form of Rot on the Internet. There’s ye’ ole’ Link Rot for when links die on the ‘net, there’s Application Rot, (which I wrote about a few years ago), and now there’s Authentication Rot. (Though this isn’t really a great name. I’m amenable to suggestions.) Actually, Authentication Rot doesn’t exist too [...]

Twing: Historical Screen Shots

In November, 2008, the Twing.com Forum/Community Search & Discover Engine disappeared from the world. After the abject failure of ill-fated parent company, Accoona.com, this interesting and potentially useful product went off into the netherworld of Lost Websites. Even the venerable Internet Archive for Twing doesn’t have a good copy due to the library feature’s apparently [...]

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