Simplicity has been coming up in the blogosphere lately. This is mostly due to Twitter getting mainstream attention, mainly because the service is so simple. I talked about this before when comparing the complexities of Twitter, FriendFeed and SocialMedian: Why is Twitter so popular? Because it is simple. Is there a learning curve? No, or… Read More Is Simple The New Black?
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
In the “Why Social Works” series, we have covered some of the main reasons why some of these sites are successful. So far, we have the ability to get news, the competition of voting, the ego, and some sites have solid features and have added social connections as a bonus. There are a few more… Read More Why Social Works Part IV: Final Notes and Future Directions
There has been a lot of bad news lately with all of the startup layoffs and the “economic crisis”. TechCrunch has gone as far as creating a layoff tracker. Robert Scoble is obviously tired of the bad news and wishes that someone could write some positive coverage of the current situation. I have already stated… Read More Companies Got Funding Last Week?
Image via CrunchBase As usual, Chris Brogan has a very good post regarding people in the real world and social media. The basic idea is that “normal” people live in a different world than the social media crowd: Sometimes, it’s worth flashing a bit of a public reminder that even though it seems like lots… Read More Facebook is the Key to the Mainstream
Yes, I have another guest post over at LouisGray.com. The post is titled “Increased Activity Streams Boost Social Median’s Chances” and is loosely summarized as follows: The one problem I have been having with SocialMedian has been the need to manually “clip” stories that I find interesting on the internet. Many social news sites, i.e.… Read More YAGP: Social Median and Activity Streams
I tend to read a lot of books. Some are typical science fiction and fantasy fare, but I often read business or personal productivity books as well. One book that I had put off long enough was The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris. I do not agree with everything in the book, and I am… Read More Startups and the 4 Hour Work Week