If for the sake of argument, anyone could present you with a perfect model for targeted development and marketing, would you follow it or argue at the moon? The Internet business model, for most developments, is unrealistic to a flaw. Through presenting one great targeted startup, hopefully other developments and strategies will follow.
Over the last several weeks I have beta tested any number of startups which represent what we might call “refined walled garden” approaches to social interaction. Typically, and walled garden approach has met with great criticism from proponents of cloud computing. The dogma for many in the social networking, marketing and even technology spheres has been one of liberal damnation for anything not free, or akin to a desktop application.
Since early in my humble blogging career I have been down on three things; SEO, Google and hyped but useless web services. Down on SEO because it was and sometimes is about “gaming” the system, Google because it could be great but is resigned to being good enough and worthless sites for obvious reasons. SEO […]
Sometimes we look at great innovation and are compelled to compare like creations in evaluating them. More often than not it is the differences between websites that appeals to us. All these startups of the last two years have so much in common, but useful aspects outside commonality are sometimes the reasons we choose one […]
Is it time for one site to be everything to everyone (in a similar fashion that Yahoo or AOL was 10 years ago)? We are all now forced into situations where time and the efficient use of it have become acutely important. The Web is simply too expansive and the tools utilized too varied for […]
Diigo is perhaps one of the web’s premier research tools – this is widely accepted. Whether Web 2.0 actually ever existed is irrelevant, but the innovation brought to us these last two years is undeniable. The big question for me has been: “Does the innovation actually do anything for us?” I think I have tested […]