Web 3.0 - The Intersection of Quality and Quantity

May 28th, 2008 | Categories: content, markets, networks, off topic, social media, trends, web issues

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

May 27th, 2008 | Categories: content, financing, launch, markets, networks, off topic, trends

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

May 27th, 2008 | Categories: design, launch, off topic, social media, strategy, usability, web issues

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

May 26th, 2008 | Categories: content, launch, networks, search, strategy, web issues

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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Del.icio.us Link Posts

May 23rd, 2008 | Categories: blogs, content, marketing, networks, off topic, strategy, trends, web issues

In order to create consistency and ensure a steady flow of blog posts for their readers, some bloggers choose to auto-post their newest del.icio.us links. I am definitely not a big fan of this technique. In fact, I think it’s lazy and reduces the overall perception of the blog.

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