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Social Networking Advertising – It Will Be Even Harder than we Think

I’ve had a few experiences in the past few weeks that continue to bolster my belief that monetizing social networks and communities will continue to be a lot harder than people think. 1. I posted a question on Twitter about the difference between two different sets of Bose headphones and got a lot of information […]

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FriendFeed and the Facebook News Feed – FriendFeed is For Sharing and Facebook Used to be About my Friends

I was reading this article on TechCrunch “Facebook Targets FriendFeed; Opening Up The News Feed” and I found it kind of interesting. As someone who uses FriendFeed a lot and uses Facebook less and less, I don’t think the FriendFeed team should spend much time worrying about this announcement. The reason is really simple. In […]

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Mining Facebook Status Updates – Search and Trends

I was checking out tweetmeme today and I thought it was pretty clever. Twitter is its own community with its own dynamics, but I have lately been itching for a service that would help me get value out of the status updates that my friends are constantly posting. I just came back from a trip […]

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FriendFeed, Twitter, and the best places to “hang out” online

I’ve been really busy with work lately and I find that being busy really helps me focus on the best uses of my limited free time. Lately I’ve found myself spending a lot of time “hanging out” on Twitter and FriendFeed. The reason I like hanging out on both sites is very simple – they’re […]

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FriendFeed and Plaxo Pulse – FriendFeed Is My Preference and it Reminds Me of Twitter

I’ve been intrigued by Plaxo Pulse and FriendFeed ever since I heard of both services. In the spirit of disclosure, I worked with one of the co-founders at FriendFeed when we were both at Google and I think he is a very bright guy. With that out of the way, I have to say that […]

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Are Early Adopters Leading the Web Astray?

I’ve been following all of these posts about whether the Internet is boring (if stable equals boring, then I’d say it’s pretty darn boring) or whether we’re in a digestion phase for technology (which I do think is the case and is a much more interesting discussion). I think there is something a bit different […]