Archive for May, 2008

Twitter Loyalty

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Has Twitter loyalty suffered from all the recent outages? Or does the fact that the community continues to thrive indicate that loyalty is stronger than ever? So-called Twitter competitors, such as Pownce and Jaiku, continue to grow as well, but we have yet to see a mass exodus from Twitter despite its poor service record.

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Web 3.0 – The Intersection of Quality and Quantity

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

The next generation of web services and applications will marry two seemingly separate entities – quality and quantity. Historically, knowledge and information have either come in trickles of quality or a barrage of nonsense. Attaining the synergistic point where quality and quantity can both be united is the ultimate ambition.

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Making Money On The Internet Isn’t Sexy

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Web 2.0 is sexy. Making money on the Internet isn’t. The majority of web 2.0 initiatives fail to turn a profit. Their existence is dependent upon funding or passion. The true money-makers of the Internet are businesses that people don’t talk about.

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Website Iterations

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Every web company will update its website from time to time. These iterations range in scale and scope, and often only require small tweaks. Other times, an entire revamp is in store. Evolution is necessary but not at the expense of the experience.

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Search Starts With The Algorithm

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Last week, Microsoft unveiled plans to compensate search users with cash. This weak attempt to thwart Google isn’t going to work. If Microsoft truly wants to compete against Google, their strategy has to start with the search results.

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