From Scoble today: Why Microsoft will buy Facebook and keep it closed That Microsoft will buy Yahoo’s search and then buy Facebook for $15 to $20 billion. Add that to all the news that Microsoft is buying Yahoo’s search and that gets very interesting… [Facebook] can’t be seen if you don’t have a Facebook account. [...]
Mark Evans writes that he’s almost done with facebook. He’s not the first or the last to grumble about the blue book (see my post for example on “attention viruses”: Facebook Fatigue, it’s Spreading?. As Mark says, is the facebook honeymoon ending? A certain schadenfreude [twopointoh-denfreude?] in me would like to claim it so (damn [...]
The Penny Arcade tackles facebook. har har
One of the favourite stories Facebook likes to tell is about their photos application. Facebook doesn’t even have a very good (by which I mean feature-rich) photo application. But what they will tell you is this. In just 6 months, Facebook’s photo application surpassed the usage all other internet photo sharing applications in the US [...]
Do you feel like the applications are killing Facebook? For all the gold rush and hoopla surrounding the Facebook platformitization, is it living up to expectations? I don’t think it is. The world could use a great social operating system. But the best applications on facebook are still the original ones: pictures, events, the basic [...]
Google has launched it’s Open API for Social Networks. It’s about time someone did this. This explains why the goog wanted so badly a piece of facebook. And why Microsoft would pay at any wacky valuation for FB to keep it out of teh google. Facebook is the singular major social network not participating in [...]
Or, how to buy friends and influence people: “need someone with knowledge on how to post and title youtube videos and digg articles in a compelling manner… will be paid bonuses for results (ie getting on the first page of Digg, getting lots of viewers, comments, channel subscribers etc) in Youtube” -NYCraigslist Posting “We [...]
My home town Toronto held FacebookCamp to another near-soldout crowd. I’d say approaching 250. You really can’t swing a cat in this town without someone tagging the cat on facebook.
After the jump my notes, running commentary and everything we need to know about monetizing facebook. maybe.
1998-2000 Human to web interaction, Web Usability, Human factors. The great bubble of Web-enabling networked databases and applications – like Online Banking, Amazon.com, lets sell pet food online etc. (eBay never heard of usability) 2001-2005 Website to robot interaction design, the golden age of Search Engine Optimization 2004-2006 Human to Human and social web interaction, [...]
Have you noticed the blogosphere growing quiet? The pros and the a-listers and the corporate blogs are still at it as strong as ever. But tumbleweeds blow through the empty feed folders of personal friends. Flickr too is fading away. Maybe it’s just summer and we’re all outdoors, as we should be, instead. But I [...]
Dave Winer and Euan Semple are writing about the eventual unbundling of social platforms. I like this idea that we could all manage our own bundle of apps both social and professional to track our calendars, “buddy” lists, statuses, media habits and etc. etc. yet somehow all of these would stitch together as well, or [...]
Location is the next big thing in social presence. but are we there yet? # Plazes introduced at Reboot their big new v3 redesign. Or I should say their new un-design of the usability chernobyl that was their version 2 website (it’s much better now). They’ve also added status messages, groups and more community features. [...]
Facebook continues to steamrolelr it’s way to becoming the defacto OS of the social web. With their new launch of applications, facebook is finally opening the door to federate all of our social identities under their umbrella. And it lets us developers build all manner of new social applications – without having to bother with [...]