With the recent Facebook announcements, the Google Buzz launch debacle and the Blippy credit card mess, Privacy is being constantly talked about. If you look at those three events, we have three very different definitions of privacy. Blippy’s issue was thankfully limited to a handful of credit card numbers. However, when your credit card number… Read More Privacy On The Internet Is Misunderstood
Three companies have been making changes to the way people use the web. I am not talking about mobile devices as they still use the same basic internet that desktops and laptops use. I am talking about Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Each of these companies is trying to own something in the future infrastructure of… Read More The Web Is Finally Evolving To A More Semantic Future
We all know that Facebook‘s F8 conference was just yesterday, but the information on what was changing (see here, here, and here) started leaking almost a month ago. People new about the like button and the potential currency news. To get an idea of how much Facebook announced, take a look at the live blog… Read More Facebook Is Now The Infrastructure For A Social Real-Time Web
When the Mashable post on social media traffic was published, I read it without much surprise. Facebook is huge and getting huger. Then I saw the same charts on another blog, and then another. That last time I noticed something hidden in the charts. My first thought was that the data must be flawed in… Read More Is LinkedIn Really Growing Faster Than Twitter?
Now that the iPad has launched, iPhone OS4 was announced and reviews have been written, we can finally write about something other than Apple. Because of the first ever Chirp conference, Twitter owned the news this week. I have already talked about Twitter purchasing Tweetie and Twitter’s advertising models. So, I am not going to… Read More Twitter Details Plans To Become Micro-Google
Twitter advertising has been a controversial topic for some time. Initially, people hated the idea of advertising by people they follow. The controversy initially started with IZEA and their SponsoredTweets as well as Magpie and Ad.ly. Mostly, people hated the idea, but there was no denying that popular Twitter users could make some significant money… Read More What Advertising Model On Twitter Will Really Make Money?
Twitter has been on the minds of bloggers again. It started with Fred Wilson telling developers to do more than fill holes in Twitter. I’ve been thinking a lot about the Twitter Platform and Ecosystem recently. I think it is at an inflection point, much like the desktop software and hardware business was in the… Read More Stop Complaining, Twitter Just Proved Your Exit Strategy
I had been planning to write this post for months, but I never got around to filling in the details. However, Louis Gray wrote about the difficulty of learning to program for all of the different platforms. I figured that it was the perfect setup to this post. Louis explains the problem nicely: While in… Read More How Do You Learn To Program On All These Platforms?
While we see the iPad garnering much attention during its official launch, Android fans are rejoicing. Given how many good reviews there have been for the iPad, this may sound kind of strange. However, sometimes being second best can still be the basis for a fantastic business. I call this the “Burger King Phenomenon”, where… Read More Android Is Apple’s Burger King
You will probably read enough about Apple today, that I decided to go a completely different direction. Today I am going to talk about Google and all of their applications. Because, if Google really wants to become our main web application provider, then they need to become more consistent. I am talking about consistency in… Read More Google Needs A Consistent Approach In Their Applications