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…


Is Facebook Usage Boosting LinkedIn Usage?

Funny, I've been a long time LinkedIn Member, almost 2 years now.  I've been a Facebooker for almost 6 months. For almost a year, my LinkedIn network has grown slowly, very slowly. But now, I'm noticing that there has been a wave of new LinkedIn contacts requesting to become part of my network. Not just friends, those stick to Facebook, but real colleagues who have jumped into the LinkedIn network.

Could it be that there is an increase in LinkedIn users as Facebook popularity grows? Both towers seem to be adding users, both for very different reasons.  I'm still of the belief that you don't want to mix business with pleasure, not with the permanence that the internet can bring to your profile and your reputation. I'm curious to know - is maintaining two indenties - for work and for play a common occurrence?  Or are folks starting to melt the two together? Alec Saunders suggests that Facebook will replace the social networking of LinkedIn. What say you?