Figure A: Typical Twitter experience /artist’s impression Scoble has a great rant up today on twitter’s failing as a platform. This is similar to Jevon’s epic (and correct) rant on why you shouldn’t build a business on Facebook… or otherwise on someone else’s platform. At least not unless you are prepared to take the risks. [...]
Jevon has a great post up today on how the new trend towards social aggregators is missing the point. I’ve called these things underpants business models. Collecting a lot of people’s seemingly-useless personal stuff in one place, but then, through some magical step 2, everyone profits. I, like Jevon, and everyone else, are still waiting [...]
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 [...]
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.