Blog Posts by Greg Cohn

  • The Real-Time Web… in Real Time

    I'm happy to be returning to Denver to the Defrag conference again this year. It's an event I wouldn't miss, and a tribe of folks I really enjoying learning from and engaging with on behalf of Yahoo!.

    One of the big themes here continues to be the conversational web -- the principle that communications of all kinds, in the web era, are two-way. Marketing is increasingly happening on services like Twitter, enterprise communication tools look more and more like social networks, and so forth. You can't talk at your partners/customers/friends; you can only talk with/listen to.

    Another current and increasingly important theme on the web is the real-time web -- the idea that all of these conversations are happening in real time. And that if you're not watching the stream of what's happening, you're going to miss important opportunities. I know that will be a big topic at Defrag, along with the topic of which tools companies are using to participate and manage their participation in the

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