My wife watches American Idol. I try not to, but invariably I get sucked in because I like music and singing. I do not like the show because the competition is not about talent as much as who the american public likes. VentureBeat wrote about this in their post about American Idol and Crowdsourcing: In… Read More American Idol, Crowdsourcing and What Startups Can Learn From It
Over the past few days, there has been a ton of rumors and speculation regarding who is buying Twitter. Silicon Alley Insider has a very good post on why Microsoft must buy Twitter. Granted, they are looking at it from a search perspective, and that should be expected given Microsoft’s current search issues. I agree… Read More Twitter Suitors Revisited
The internet is alive with rumors that Google is in talks to acquire Twitter. This is not overly surprising as Google tends to make a run at many hot properties. The concern with this is that Google does not have a great record of integrating new purchases and having them flourish. They already bought and… Read More If Twitter Is For Sale, Who Should By It?
Social news sites were some of the first social sites that were not a pure social network. The poster child of social news is Digg. As the king of social news, Digg sees almost 33.5 million unique visitors per month according to Compete. The bigger question is how other social news sites are doing, and… Read More The State Of Social News
You may not have heard that another personalized news service has launched out of private beta. The new application is called Veritocracy, or Veri for short. They have a post regarding their launch which describes some of the basic features: Simply put, Veri gives you a personalized view of the topics and news stories that… Read More Veri Looks Very Interesting, A Q&A With The CEO
In the past few years, we have seen the explosion of “social”. Obviously, lots of people ask why. I feel that a lot of it boils down to simple human nature. People are social beings, regardless of their tendency towards introversion or extroversion. Introverts are social, just on a smaller scale, maybe even just one-on-one… Read More Why Social Works
Given that RegularGeek is just over one year old and the end of the year is here, there will be a few of these year in review type of posts. Today I wanted to present the 10 most talked about posts on this blog. This list contains the 10 posts with the most number of… Read More RegularGeek 10 Most Talked About Posts
About a month ago many speculated that StumbleUpon was for sale. EBay is asking for the equivalent of a king’s ransom, rumored to be $75 million. Given that StumbleUpon has revenue in the range of $5 to $7.5 million, the asking price is not completely unreasonable. There are not many companies that can buy up… Read More Google Should Buy StumbleUpon
Image via CrunchBase Digg has done a lot of interesting things over the years, but recently they did something that confuses me. First, they banned Zaibatsu, possibly the third most active user of Digg. A few days later they announced new funding for what they call international expansion. About one week after that announcement, they… Read More What is Digg Planning?
If you read this blog regularly, it probably means you are involved in social media and most likely an early adopter. If not, then you are probably just a hardcore geek looking for a geek fix. Given that this is my audience, I am going to tell you why the possible/probable acquisition of Digg by… Read More The Google Digg Purchase Would Mean Nothing to You.