telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…


Who's Movin' On Up? Facebook!

With all the insanity around the growth in Facebook (have you been ‘booked” yet?), it’s worth mentioning that it’s still only got about 10% market share, with MySpace having the bulk of the weight still.  That being said, the trend to move towards Facebook is growing quickly.  Since I signed up (yes, I know), there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t have friend requests from people that I know. It’s addictive. I’ve even bought gifts.(yes, I really know)

There’s some considerable room for growth, of course.  I like Facebook because it’s not a blog, where MySpace is sort of blogging for newbies (sorry MySpace folks)…. I like the updates, the format, the fact that this blog post will automatically pop into my Facebook profile as soon as I click submit. I like how easy it is to find people, and how simple it is to keep people away.  Privacy is still important.


  • more mobile features would  be good
  • a twittr-like widget would be interesting and more instant than messages and pokes…..
  • How about a recommendation widget? If you can’t believe your friends, who CAN you rely on for the best takeout thai?

What would YOU add to Facebook?

Buzz Canuck has some interesting stats between MySpace and Facebook which will surprise you.

Buzz Canuck: Social Network Shifts - If MySpace and YouTube are the Established Heavyweights, Who are the Rising Challengers to the 2.0 Throne?

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