When I met Michael Arrington in Silicon Valley this summer we talked about this interview….CNN Black In America 4 Documentary

Ok, things are clearly getting out of control with this whole Michael Arrington, black Entrepreneurs, CNN, Black In America 4, Silicon Valley documentary. From someone who lived it and was in the middle of this whole thing let me tell you my view point and why I think a lot of the unnecessary attacks, blog post, tweets and all needs to slow down. You can call this a butt kissing post, make up or whatever but here’s my story/opinion.

When I met Arrington twice this summer in Silicon Valley.

While working on NewMe Accelerator this summer and going to Silicon Valley there were a hand full a [...]

Location matters for your startup via Scott Allison

Before you launch your startup think about your location. Read Location matters for your startup by Scott Allison.

Y-Combinator partner Paul Graham recently wrote an essay, “Why startup hubs work“:

If you’re in a startup hub, unexpected good things will probably happen to you, especially if you deserve them.

And it’s not just the increased likelihood of serendipity, but to do your best work, who you hang around with matters.

Jim Rohn said:

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

via Location matters for your startup « Scott Allison's Blog.

More African Americans are needed in technology

Just sad...

 If TechAmerica, technology’s largest advocacy organization, would send a banquet invitation to all African-American CEOs of public technology companies, the International Business Times (IBTimes) said, the response would be so small that the tech organization would cancel the event.

Read more at More African Americans needed in technologyvia Capital Outlook.

AddThis Celebrates 5 years of Sharing with social data infographic

Last week AddThis which I use here on SocialWayne.com celebrated five years. To celebrate AddThis released the infographic below that captures some of the data they learned about sharing over the last half decade.

Sharing facts
Address bar sharing (cutting and pasting a URL into an email) is 10X larger than any other type of sharing (i.e. Like button)
Sharing data in one week outpaces what the Hubble Telescope collected in its first 20 years
Peak engagement with shared content happens 2 mins after a share.
Most content is shared at 9:30 in the mornings, and on Wednesdays.
AddThis was [...]

Black In America 4 – Silicon Valley – The New Promised Land – Promo Picture & Video Released

Last week while I traveling CNN released a new promo picture for the upcoming Black In America series. TheBlack In America 4 subtitle is called "Silicon Valley - The New Promised Land" and tells the story of the NewMe Accelerator participates who lived in Silicon Valley this past summer. The promo picture features the eight founders who lived in the house which includes Anthony Frasier of Playd, Hank Williams of KloudCo, Angela Benton of Cued/NewMe Accelerator, Hajj E. Flemings of gokit, Crisson Jno-Charles of Fetchmob, Tiffani Ashley Bell of Pencil You In, Pius Uzamere of becouply and myself( [...]

‘Here’s to the Crazy Ones’ – I want to change the world.

Not sure what my future is going to be but the unique events & experiences I've had over the last 6 mths have been life changing #future #fbTue Oct 18 01:47:46 via Twitter for iPhone

Random thoughts, rants, goals and dreams!

I want to change the world. I don't want to occupy the world but change it.
When I change the world it's not [...]