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Chairman, President and co-founder of Socialtext
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When I ran for student body President at Foothill College (where I'm giving this year's commencement speech), they had each candidate record a video pitch. Even back then I was a pretty good speaker. But in a room with just... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
Was quite a week... LinkedIn and Slideshare View more presentations from LinkedIn Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
Today I'm pleased to share that Socialtext has gained a strategic investment by Bedford Funding ($1.4B PE firm) and will integrate with Peoplefluent. They are all gassed up and stepping on the accelerator. There is a strong strategic fit with... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
SlideShare Infographic: The Quiet Giant of Content Marketing View more documents from SlideShare Pro Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
Our family's santa story ended up in a Canadian newspaper. Parents beware: it's that time of year when 'is Santa real?' searches spike Santa Claus tries the slopes on Whistler mountain in Whistler, B.C. on Saturday Dec. 17, 2011. Parents... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2011 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
Instead of constantly playing defense against congress, we should pass a Protect the Internet Bill. SOPA and PIPA are very dangerous symptoms of an underlying problem. Powerful embedded interests from the entertainment to the telecom lobby will continue to introduce... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2011 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
Its so fun to write oversimplified posts about such-and-such is dead. Not because its true. At best you can point out something is broken and alternatives are rising fast. But I wonder how the people behind the aging technology and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2011 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
This morning SlideShare launched a complete rewrite from Flash to HTML5, and a new mobile web app. You would think that as the world's largest social content network, with 60M monthly unique visitors (you too can be unique) this would... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
Great infographics from the White House channel on SlideShare American Jobs Act Address Enhanced Graphics View more documents from White House Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
Google+ has captured the imagination of marketers. So much imagination that Google responded early saying Plus for Businesses is on the way: "Right now we're very much focused on optimizing for the consumer experience, but we have a great team... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2011 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
I had a little trouble understanding Circles in Google Plus myself, so I created this visual guide on how the Asymmetric Sharing model works: Visual Guide to Circles in Google+ by @ross View more presentations from Ross Mayfield Google Plus... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
This week I've been hanging out on, a new social music site. Its a very simple and addictive way to share and listen to music with others. In rooms you join or create, you turns DJing songs from an... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2011 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
This morning the White House posted Obama's birth certificate to their Pro Channel on SlideShare. While the politics around this are rediculous, I'm really proud that the White House would put so much trust in our service and are forward... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
Wow that's hot. Social networking, mobile, photo sharing. $41M raised before launch. Testing conventions, with damn good timing. But will this color fade to grey? Mobile social software application Color launched today. With more pre-launch funding by Sequoia et. al.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
As we watch the most incredible of events unfold in the Middle East, we certainly don't know how they will conclude and it may take longer to understand them. Social Media, nay, the Internet, didn't cause the revolution in Egypt.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
A long time ago Tim Oren scribbled this on a napkin to help explain a little of what he learned about collaboration. We put wikis in the top left, email in the bottom left and IM in the bottom right.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
Thanks Carlos, but I'm quitting smoking, but am soccer anytime ;-)
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Thanks Susan, and yes -- see you in Boston!
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I co-founded Socialtext in 2002, and through eight-years of hard work pioneered the hottest category of Enterprise software. An old Estonian saying says "the work will show you the way." And what has kept me going through this journey is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
With all the movies available on Netflix Instant, have you ever started to figure out what movie to watch with your family like this? You know that guy who plays the Scarecrow in Batman? Then you have to hope someone... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2010 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
I'm an advisor to Badgeville, which launched at TechCrunch Disrupt this week -- and won the audience choice award! Badgeville is a social rewards and analytics platform that increases loyalty and engagement with your web audience. It's been great to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
Inc. Magazine interviewed me on How to Bootstrap your Public Relations. There are, of course, new opportunities and challenges given how technology is disrupting media: "When you had to go through mass media, there's really a handful of media outlets... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
For many the NewTwitter is about a new user experience. Or Twitter eating its client partners for lunch while adding content partners. But for me NewTwitter can be summed up in this slide: You've probably seen a lot of charts... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2010 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
DailyEndeavor, the job guide written by regular people (I'm one of them and an Advisor), just opened up three new job review categories: Management Consulting Jobs, Banking & Finance Jobs and Law Jobs. If you are a lawyer, consultant or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2010 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog
Today's SlideShare Pro subscriptions launch has got the web buzzing (disclosure: I'm an Advisor). SlideShare Pro has been iterating in beta with some customers who have found a new cornerstone in their social media strategy. “SlideShare is the fastest growing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at Ross Mayfield's Weblog