Archive for March, 2010

I Want to Make Twitter More Relevant for You

Twitter is the latest culprit in making information overload an even bigger problem than before. And between geolocation, the real-time web, and firehose this & that, the amount of info coming at us will only increase.

There is simply too much stuff coming at us every day. And too much of that stuff is what your neighbor’s dog had for breakfast or what Lady Gaga is wearing, meaning, completely irrelevant to me. But I know there’s signal in all that noise, and I believe it’s worth finding.

I’m not going to resist the firehose because it won’t slow down. I’m going to help.

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How to Have a Better Startup Networking Event

Monday I attended Entrepreneurs Helping Entrepreneurs, a networking event sponsored by the Mayfield Fund and First Round Capital. Roughly 100 founders were invited to come network over finger food and the chance to win a mentoring session with a famous founder like Jay Adelson (Digg), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Aaron Patzer (Mint), Gina Bianchini (Ning), Max Levchin (Slide), or Mark Pincus (Zynga).

There are a few things that made this event stand out from others that I’ve recently attended. I recommend the following for a better startup networking event:

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