Ever since FriendFeed added their subscriber counts to FeedBurner (with my complaints), I have been wondering how we should really deal with the different audiences that consume the content that we create. As I sat down to write some thoughts, Chris Brogan posted a similar idea. Thankfully, he took his post in a different direction,… Read More Who Is Your Audience And Are Audiences Different?
Kyle Lacy had a short post today titled What Business Blogging Is Missing. The general idea is that many corporate blogs are more of a PR pitch trying to sell a product: If you want to become a thought leader in you industry you need to talk more about What You Do not about your… Read More Talk With Me, Not At Me
About two weeks ago, Alexander Van Elsas had an interesting post where he asked several questions about the current state of web applications. There were a few questions that really bothered me as I initially thought they had been answered several times: If everything becomes open and connected, what will happen to the big destinations?… Read More With All This Openness Where Is The Destination?
Well, it took several days, but I finally got the new Facebook homepage. With this redesign, Facebook realized the battle is for conversation. Conversation makes a site more of a destination for people, and the new redesign is completely targeted towards this. As much as sites like Twitter and FriendFeed have been battling for the… Read More Facebook Won The Conversation Battle
By now you have heard that Google Reader has added a “private conversations” feature. As with most things Google, people have been praising the new feature. First, a few details from the official announcement: Comments can only be seen by friends of the person who originally shared the item. Comments are not yet available in… Read More Google Reader Hijacking The Conversation
I know I am a technology guy, and I am very logical and literal. Because of this I get annoyed when people use conversation and Twitter, Microblogging, or Status Updates as synonyms. Have you ever tried to have a conversation on Twitter or Identi.ca? Part of the reason for my annoyance this morning are two… Read More Status Updates Are Not Conversation