With a background in marketing, design, and technology, Dave Burke focuses on bridging disciplinary gaps to create web products that delight both users and business owners. [More...]

On the Social Webs

Dave Burke on Twitter
Dave Burke on Vimeo
Dave Burke on Slideshare



Careless Jarvis

So tweeted Jeff Jarvis, quoting Lauren Ashburn completely out of context. The topic on today's Reliable Sources, under the banner "The Poisonous Press: Invective Attracts Attention", was whether the increasingly nasty partisan political dialogue has bled into journalism. Here's the exchange around Jarvis' quote: 
Kurtz: People at this table who went into journalism used to think it was about informing the public, digging out inconvenient facts, and now is it all about getting hits on your blog, getting your cable ratings up, getting your circulation to stop declining if you're in this business (holding up print newspaper)? Is that what it's about?
Ashburn: You know I think that, what I was trying to say before, is it really comes down to money. There is no money on the internet. There is no money right now in corporations, in major news organizations, budgets are being cut. How many people did CBS cut? Three hundred out of its news force, four hundred? Something like that? There is no money. And if there's no money, you need to. . . I think the bar is higher to do things that will gather that traffic and get circulation.
Ashburn's language certainly could have been more precise, but it's clear that her "no money on the internet" statement referred to shrinking budgets in internet news operations. It certainly didn't mean anything along the lines of "you can't make money on the internet" which was Jarvis' inference.
Sometimes I think Jeff Jarvis' ethos is, Don't let the facts stand in the way of a chance to show how old media doesn't get it.

GS Graduate School IA Class: Week 7: UX and Agile

Here are my slides from the week 7 lecture on UX and agile. We started with the ball point exercise (PDF explanation), then moved into the lecture.


Andrew McAfee's six ways to "snatch defeat from the jaws of victory" in Enterprise 2.0

I caught the stream of Andrew McAfee's talk at the just-finished Enterprise 2.0 conference, in which he says that we're in the midst of a "tipping point" of Enterprise 2.0 adoption, but that there are still ways to ruin a good thing.

(Watch the whole video on demand at E2TV.)

Here are my notes from his six ways to "snatch defeat from the jaws of victory" in Enterprise 2.0 adoption:

Click to read more ...