Author Archives: Gideon Rosenblatt

Gideon Rosenblatt writes about the impact of technology on people, organizations and society at Alchemy of Change. He is a technologist with a background in business and social change. For nine years, Gideon ran Groundwire, a mission-driven technology consulting group, dedicated to building a more sustainable world. Prior to that, he spent ten years at Microsoft in various marketing, product development and management positions, where he developed CarPoint, one of the world's first large-scale e-commerce websites. Gideon was raised in Utah, lived and worked in Japan and China for several years, and now lives in Seattle with his wife and two boys. More details on Gideon here.

Google Tiers Search into the Global, Social and Personal

By connecting Google+ to search, Google is tiering web search into three, very useful, layers: global search, social search and personal search.

Read More »

Testing G+ WordPress integration

#gwp Google+: View post on Google+

Read More »

Why is Twitter So Mad at Google?

Twitter is mad at Google for connecting Google+ with search - and for commoditizing their service in the process. How this might not be such a bad thing.

Read More »

Social Context Original Text

This was the original test from the now revised “Why Our Software Needs Social Context” An Idea for Filtering and Signaling Social Context Imagine your phone had a simple slider bar that allowed you to filter your incoming stream of information in real time. Slide the control up to the top to maximum “relationship-mode,” and you get the full spectrum ...

Read More »

Alchemy of Change Weekly Links (weekly)

Tracking 18th-century “social network” through letters – YouTube Researchers map thousands of letters exchanged in the 18th century’s “Republic of Letters” and learn at a glance what it once took a lifetime of study to comprehend. tags: networks Articles AOC Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Read More »

My TEDxRainier Talk on The Soulful Company

Watch the TEDxRainier talk on "The Soulful Company" -- a new generation of firms that won't just tap the soul, but feed it too.

Read More »

Place is a Tag: How Our Phones Should Work

Get ready for the geo-tag - and a revolution in the way you use your phone to search the places around you!

Read More »

Trust in Luck

“If you ever have to choose between hard work and luck, choose luck. But remember... Luck doesn’t like a schmo.” - Joseph Rosenblatt

“If you ever have to choose between hard work and luck: choose luck. But remember... Luck doesn’t like a schmo.” - Joseph Rosenblatt

Read More »

Google+ Hints at a Social Media Marketing Revolution

Google+ pushes better engagement with "permission marketing" principles.

Read More »

Radical Connectedness and the Evolution of Business

From the self-reliance of yesterday to the radical connectedness of today.

Read More »