Happy 12th Blogiversary

Twelve years ago it all started with a definition of teamsiems zeitgeist. Happy 12th blogiversary!

Happy 11th Blogiversary

Eleven years ago it all started with a definition of teamsiems zeitgeist.

Happy 11th blogiversary!

Happy 10th Blogiversary

I started this blog on this day in 2005. Happy 10th Blogiversary!

Like a lot of blogs I don’t write much here now, just the occasional rant about Texas politics. I mainly have used this blog to capture moments in time so that I can go back and read them and be nostalgic.

Ninth Blogiversary

I started this blog on this day in 2005. I won’t say much today, but 9 years is a long time on the interwebs. Happy 9th Blogiversary!

Eighth Blogiversary

It all started 8 years ago today with one simple blog post: Zeitgeist Defined. Happy 8th Blogiversary!

In addition to teamsiems Zeitgeist, I now write three other blogs: teamsiems tweetsAdventures in Flying, and Noms For The Win.

Seventh Blogiversary

On this day in 2005 I posted my first blog entry and defined the direction of this website: Zeitgeist Defined. Happy 7th Blogiversary!

I still hold true to my mission: publication of the intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of this era. I also think it is important to develop and defend your personal brand. With the tag line “a team of Siems making observations,” I believe I both define and defend the teamsiems brand. I will continue to do so as long as I am able.

Sixth Blogiversary

Happy 6th Blogiversary! I defined teamsiems zeitgeist in my first post.

I know I always say this, but a lot has happened in 6 years and 320 posts. My mom and aunt Ruth died, Twitter and Facebook grew up as social media giants. Barack Obama became the first black President of America. I traveled to Europe. And, I got remarried to a wonderful woman.

Fifth Blogiversary

Five years ago today I posted Zeitgeist Defined – my first blog entry. Happy 5th Blogiversary!

A lot has changed since then. I moved from Blogspot to Blogger to WordPress and tried to keep all my posts together. Ironically, in 2005, I foresaw the hassle of moving blog content around and that’s what held me back for a few years. But, alas, I had too much to say and no where to keep it so I started teamsiems zeitgeist.

I’m still observing the times and happens around me – still staying true to the original premise.

Here’s to the next five years.

Twitter Haters

The conversational Web site, which lets users post 140-character microblogs, saw a 1,374 percent jump in unique visitors between February 2008 and February this year, up to 7 million from only 475,000, according to Nielsen NetView.
By comparison, Facebook grew 228 percent, to 65.7 million users, during the same period.
Source: Is Twitter’s breakneck growth causing a backlash? | John D. Sutter| CNN

Some users say Twitter has outgrown its core audience and is irrelevant to the technophiles who made it popular in the first place. Others are annoyed by the flood of spammers and profiteers who now use the site’s popularity to make a buck.

It is inevitable that a Web site seeing Twitter-style growth would face some glitches and a backlash from early adopters, said Laura Fitton, a consultant and co-author of the book “Twitter for Dummies.”

“There’s going to be all kinds of people using it all kinds of different ways,” she said. “The purists can go pound rocks.”

Major news such as the Mumbai terrorist attacks and the Hudson River plane landing has broken over Twitter, and that’s added to the site’s popularity, she said.

Twitter is the new facebook. I don’t see what all the uproar is about, growth of popular services/products is inevitable: look at Google, Yahoo, Yahoo Messenger, AOL, AOL Instant Messenger, Netscape, Netscape Messenger. Things come and things go. If the twitter elite (l33t) thought they could keep this little product to themselves forever then they should pull their heads out of the sand and look around. The social media world is changing – hell it’s all about change.

Google Zeitgeist 2008

Well Google has compiled their most searched list for 2008. Funny how the term zeitgeist found its way on to the name of their list. I guess it fits my definition of zeitgeist.