Archive for the ‘linkedin’ Category

Why Building a “LinkedIn Killer” on Top of Facebook Will be Tough

TweetIn the spirit of full disclosure, I should preface this post by noting that a friend and I tried to build a jobs-related product on top of the Facebook platform fairly recently and ultimately decided not to pursue it. In the process, we learned a few things that I think are worth consideration for anyone […]

Does LinkedIn Want to Be a Part of My Daily Life? Facebook Sure Does

TweetI use Facebook a lot (I do work at a company building games on the Facebook platform, after all). I also use LinkedIn a lot as well. Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the differences between the two services. This is not a “will Facebook kill LinkedIn” type of post – I don’t think […]

Inbox 2.0 – I Think it’s Too Late to Matter for Social Networking (but fix them anyway)

TweetI’ve been reading a few of these posts about Inbox 2.0 and the “Biggest Social Graphs” and they line up with some things I’ve been thinking as well. I’ve posted two blurbs recently on email and social networking – you can read them here and here. Overall, I do agree that email inboxes do contain […]

OpenSocial – Is Opening Up the Answer?

TweetI’ve been reading a bunch of posts about Google and friends launching the Open Social. So far, my favorite posts are this one, this one, and this one. Overall, I am skeptical (are you surprised?) that simply “opening up” is the recipe for victory. A few thoughts arranged in some rough form. At the end […]

Facebook Public Search Profiles and the Battle Between Users and Machines

TweetLike a lot of other web pundits, I was intrigued by Facebook’s recent announcement that they will make very limited profile information publicly available via major search engines. I think this makes sense, especially as the people search market is continuing to heat up with PeekYou, Spock, Wink, and others. Before I get too far […]

LinkedIn and Facebook – Unclear Outcome

TweetI’ve been on vacation for about a week now, so this post is a bit dated. But I’m still going to write it anyway. I have seen a lot of folks saying that they’re going to abandon LinkedIn and use Facebook as the do-all and be-all social network for business and personal needs. After reading […]

Is Vertical Search Stalling Out?

TweetUpdate – A few readers pointed out that the Alexa stats for some of the sites here look a lot stronger if you take a U.S. rank as opposed to a global rank. This is especially true for Trulia, Yelp, Kayak, and Indeed. It’s a point worth noting. I have been doing a lot of […]