The Social Networker

by Chris Miller at 07:19:00 AM on Monday, August 24th, 2009

A screencast of Gist and what may become the future in multiple email system and social network contact management.  I walk you through each section outlining what works and a few things that need enhancement.  Let me know if you want an invite and I will see what I can do.

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by Chris Miller at 12:33:46 PM on Thursday, August 13th, 2009
I ran across the following picture, sent from a friend today, and it sums up the many ways we all take part of VGS.  The funny thing was, I can't recall the last time I sent or received an actual letter someone put a stamp on and mailed.  Well outside of Amazon shipping something.  The order of the steps I don't think meet how those of us in the virtual world consider friendship levels, but they all do exist.Image:Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - Levels of Intimacy
Age plays a big part in this also.  While kids may put text messages and Facebook right up there in the rankings, our older generation doesn't do much tech according to statistics.  So talking in person, phone, letter and email are the final steps.  I personally  think steps 8 and 9 should switch places as most of us consider the phone communication right below talking in person.  What about you?

Further VGS entries:
Created Subject
06/10/2009 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - The Twitter API Breaker
05/19/2009 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - The Co_friend
01/27/2009 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - The Over Information Gatherer
12/10/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - Social Network Refugee
12/01/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - new Repetitive Posting Syndrome (RPS)
11/17/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - the publisher aka Minutia-streaming
09/18/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - Social Stalking
06/23/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - Forcing Temporary Remission
05/12/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - Profile of a Social Networker
05/08/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - the dosage issue
04/14/2008 Tweeting in the bathroom - the new social crime
04/07/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - the variance
03/12/2008 Chris Pirillo further proves my VGS theory is true
03/11/2008 Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS) - you have it

by Chris Miller at 12:08:00 PM on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
The news broke fast on the announcement of Facebook buying FriendFeed. We had to break down what this means to you as a user of either one.

The roundtable discussion with Louis Gray, Wayne Sutton, Jeff Smith, Corvida, Sarah Perez, and myself (IdoNotes). Just at 45 mins in length.

Find articles on our topics by following our groups bookmarks on Diigo here.

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by Chris Miller at 11:07:50 AM on Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
An all guys roundtable discussion with Louis Gray, Jeff Smith, Wayne Sutton and myself.  Just at 40 mins in length.

Find articles on our topics by following our groups bookmarks on Diigo here

After getting everyone settled in, we jump right into the discussions:

    * How to control your inbound content flow
    * LazyFeed
    * Posterous
    * and more....

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Yes this is a blatant theft of the outline that Jess uses on her page, but I asked permission. Why?? Because I am a hardcore admin and can make ugly tables to make you developers frustrated, but this was too nice to pass up.

Also Known As: Chris Miller (when awake)

Boring Certifications: (only because someone asked twice)

  • Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging
  • Domino 7 Certified Security Administrator
  • PCLP ND7
  • PCLP ND6
  • PCLP R5
  • PCLP R4
  • CLP Collaboration (soon to be retired Aug 2006)
  • random former R4 exams
  • CLI for numerous admin areas including Domino, Sametime and Workplace
  • CLP Insane

Yes, I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out.


  • At work an IBM 2 GHz
  • At home a plethera of 6 machines with various Windows versions and Red Hat on a wired/wireless LAN
  • A Toshiba E740 with 802.11b (yes geek toy)
  • An Apple 40GB iPod that is filled to the brim
  • Compaq RioPort MP3 player (now in storage)
  • An EBook (REB1100) also for travel (Love that darn thing)
  • Verizon and they always seem to know how to find me, damn cell


One dog, a Pug. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me.

Let us now also add a deranged cat that is in the process of being toilet trained. Update: Toilet traning was very very close.


Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks.

I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Next is the MP3 hard-drive for the car that I found. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.


  • Incredibly fast English
  • Very slow Spanish
  • Emoticon-ese
  • Learning Korean
  • HTML
  • Advanced Sarcasm

Geek class special abilities:

  • Notes/Domino overdrive
  • Workplace
  • Sametime
  • Active Directory (huh? kidding)
  • Quickplace
  • LMS, LVC and the other L's of elearning
  • Windoze junk
  • MS Exchange versions
  • LAN
  • Server Iron
  • Yeah, yeah it goes on some


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Hershey’s Stomach of Holding: Jess and I are fighting over who eats more chocolate. TWDUFF can help me out and vouch for me.

Character Bio:

This will take far more time than I have today. I will start with I was born and still live in St. Louis, MO. Even though for a couple years I was never, ever here and always on the road, this is smack in the middle of the US. Everything is just a few hour flight. That part is nice. No beach/ocean/coast isn't the best. But with the travel I make up for it.

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