Reading Time: 2 minutes I had a ‘water-cooler’ conversation with my colleague Chris and we discussed a meeting that he had with an editor of one of the UK’s IT publications. The journalist had said that they were turning their back on blogging as a mainstream media. The journalist talked about his publication getting rid of blogs as he … Read moreBlogging is dead apparently
Reading Time: < 1 minute When I used to work at Yahoo! the phrase online real-estate was used to describe the space on page available for advertising and promotion. A couple of blog posts have taken the analogy between property and online services to new levels. Stuff White People Like hides some canny observation beneath its iron fist of satire. … Read moreOnline real estate
Reading Time: < 1 minute I had my folks staying with me for the weekend. Here is a collection of their thoughts on the web properties that I showed them: Bloglines – ‘Its like a newspaper, but theres more of it’ said my Dad Flickr – ‘But why would you want to keep all them photos and not print them out … Read moreWeb 2.old
Reading Time: < 1 minute As I mentioned before, utility is a key requirement for social software to work effectively and build loyal communities. A great example of this is Twitter, I have been giving much thought to what utility actually meant, Twitter on the surface of it does very little, but is community and developer eco-system deliver something that … Read moreSocial network utility
Reading Time: < 1 minute Ok so this isn’t about the obvious answer that Twitter is a social network that provides status information, but instead that Twitter’s API has changed in use. Its gone from people building countless front-ends to the service (from mobile clients to Mozilla plug-ins and stand-alone applications for both Mac and PC user) to becoming a … Read moreWhy is Twitter like Facebook?