Archive for April 2010

If Facebook Wants to Own the Global Like, They Need to Own Bit.ly

TweetEarlier this week I got my bit.ly pro account activated – I’m now sharing links at chudson.me. The nice thing about bit.ly pro is that it really reveals a lot about how powerful bit.ly really is as a service. After playing with the pro version of bit.ly, I’m really convinced that they’re on the verge […]

Startup Lessons Learned Conference – Great Speakers, 50 Simulcast Partners, and More

Tweet Just wanted to do one more quick blog post about the inaugural Startup Lessons Learned Conference this Friday, April 23rd here in San Francisco. It’s going to be a really awesome day and I hope you can make it out to the Westin to join us in person. In the event you can’t make […]

Social Gaming Summit – May 6th and 7th (Earlybird Ends on 4/14)

Tweet I just wanted to do a quick blog post and remind everyone that Earlybird Pricing for the Social Gaming Summit 2010 ends tomorrow, Wednesday, April 14th. We’ve got a great lineup of speakers and topics and you can save 15% if you register using the code SGSCH. We are in the middle of very […]

Does “Sign In with Twitter” Make Sense Without an Web Ad Play?

TweetI’m starting to see the “Sign in with Twitter” button in more places on the web. I’m still trying to figure out what the bigger picture plan is for this service. To me, it looks very similar to Facebook Connect – it’s a simplified way to log into 3rd party sites without having to create […]

Three Reminders about Platform Businesses (Apple, Twitter, and Facebook)

TweetThis has been a really interesting week in the world of platforms. Between Fred Wilson’s blog post on filling holes and the subsequent Tweetie acquisition announcement and Apple’s announcements about some of the social gaming features that will be part of the next iPhone OS release, it reminded me of some things I’ve thought about […]

Do Social Games Need More Social Chaos?

TweetSomething has been bugging me about social games of late. There are a lot of great games out there – I play a lot of them. And you know what many of them have in common? There isn’t enough chaos in most of today’s social games. Let me explain what I mean. I grew up […]