Archive for April, 2008

Blogroll Deletions

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Almost every blog has a blogroll. It is the notable list of links to other blogs that the author finds interesting and/or valuable. Most bloggers find it easy to add blogs to the list. But for some political reason, many find it hard to delete such links as they want to steer clear of potential tension created with the affected party.


A Safer Internet Business Model

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Here’s a thought for all the serial entrepreneurs out there: next time you’re looking for “the next big thing”, look no further than “the current mediocre thing”. I’ve come to the conclusion that rather than trying to reinvent the wheel with a completely new business model, it is easier to modify a recently-adapted idea. This will likely yield greater potential success and minimum downside.


The Ultimate Blogosphere

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

The current state of the blogosphere is in turmoil. Productive discussions and conversations are being overshadowed by politics and hidden agendas. Instead of propagating new ideas, too many blogs are focused on branding and corporate initiatives. The quintessential purposes of a blog are to inform and educate. That in mind, this leads me to my ultimate vision for the blogosphere.


Why YouTube Shouldn’t Be Worried About Flickr Video

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Without even testing Flickr video yet, I can tell you why YouTube shouldn’t be worried about the industry’s newest entrant. When you think YouTube, you think video. When you think Flickr, you think photo. These well-known associations are embedded in the minds of users. A huge change in perception would be needed and I just don’t see this happening.


Twitter’s Position on the Web

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

What exactly is Twitter? It’s universally recognized as a “micro-blogging platform”, but its functionality extends beyond that. Twitter’s versatility is what makes it so useful and effective. It is also a major driver behind the success of the company. Serendipitously, Twitter has uncovered an unknown niche nestled between instant messaging and e-mail.