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Twitter works just fine – but for investors, anything except total market domination is a disaster | Comment is free | The Guardian
Nothing better illustrates capitalism’s addiction to illogic than the mismatch between Twitter’s workability and its unpopularity with Wall Street [...] Any company that cannot demonstrate a clear route to monopolising its space, monetising its users’ data on a vast scale, is to be discarded, targeted for acquisition, consigned to perpetual dowdiness. [...] When I’ve pointed to Wikipedia, Apache or Linux as harbingers of a new, non-market, open source economics, one of the stock responses is: “now show us something more spectacular.” The problem is, these modest, functional and free products are already in their own way spectacular. Wikipedia is the biggest information product in the world; Apache runs half the world’s web servers; and Linux is the system of choice for at least a third of all servers (the computers that run businesses) and 97% of the world’s supercomputers.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
800-Pound Publishing Gorilla Facebook Barges Back Into Blogging With “Notes” | TechCrunch
Facebook’s advantage is its distribution. The same weapon it’s used to barge into web publishing with Instant Articles and video hosting with its auto-play clips could help it invade blogging. It’s similar to how LinkedIn used its natural traffic to launch a professional-minded publishing network. People will write where they get an audience. If that’s Facebook, they’ll publish there. And while Twitter doesn’t discriminate, showing every post to everyone, Facebook’s filtered feed shows you what it thinks you’ll actually consume [and what's in their best own interest, keeping you on FB, favouring native content of link-out content]. [ step by step, FB is productizing - offering more to advertisers how to reach their user base, leverage its huge user base, Big Data, users data, the ceiling for FB earnings is far off! and thus its market cap (valuation). could nearly double again from its 250bn. it doubled in 5 years from IPO slump. ] // &! wrd.cm/1Pw2v5w
Appification  App  Store  Google  Play  Apple  App  Store  Facebook  Messenger  Facebook  Instant  Articles  Facebook  Newsfeed  The  Content  Wars  discovery  distribution  algorithm  Silo  Platform  TOS  Twitter  linkedin  Facebook  Notes  Wordpress  self-publishing  publishing  2.0  digital  publishing  publishing  YouTube  Tumblr  medium.com  Blogger  Blogging  noise  noise  pollution  Signal  vs.  differentiate  differentiation  Google  Content  native  advertising  native  friction  frictionless  branded  e-mail  marketing  e-mail  marketing  advertisement  targeting  advertisement  re-targeting  ad  targeting  Big  Data  user 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Reid Hoffman on best strategies, valuable lessons, the PayPal mafia & creating early social networks - YouTube
book on culture, HR & career // 4 companies that inspire HR and culture - Amazon (Jeff Bezos) 'obsess over customer,' 'invent in the name for customer,' 'it's still day 1,' &! Zappos (Tony Hseih) 'everyone is a customer advocate' &! Netflix (Reed Hastings) 'Freedom & Responsibility' &! TeamTreehouse (Ryan Carson) '4 day work week,' 'think like an owner,' 'productivity; work@work, dont collaborate @ the cafeteria,' 'less Google.' 'dont guilt people 2stay in the office 4 10-12 hours with perks' &! Buffer's Transparency & Communication &! 37signals/wordpress & garyv be nice & respectful. // &maybe too Skidelsky: leisure time. and 25 days of holidays. Alain de Botton - work doesnt have 2be ur sole identity! & actually shouldnt be. // &! min 57 hiring advice! mix highly talented driven hungry learning machines (people) with 1-2 people with some kind of experience 4 guidance and not making mistakes that have been don't already elsewhere (& holding also a mirror up >> anti-dogma)
Start-up  of  You  book  HR  human  resources  Tony  Hsieh  Reed  Hastings  Netflix  Jeff  Bezos  Reid  Hoffman  Robert  Skidelsky  lesson  advice  corporate  culture  corporate  values  corporate  social  responsibility  CSR  productivity  Alain  de  Botton  sociology  status  anxiety  Psychology  war  for  talent  hiring  dogma  Buffer  Wordpress  Matt  Mullenweg  David  Heinemeier  Hansson  37signals 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Google and blogs: “Shit.” – Marco.org
Landscaped changed dramatically ~2009/10 forward for blogs/content creators. >> blogs have to be now niche, focused, regular content w engagement (due to algos/ranking), ... // "If you want traffic, Google’s arc makes clear to publishers, you’re going to have to pay for it." Include Facebook. Include Twitter (Promoted Tweets). Include Snapchat (Discover, Linkedin (Pulse). >> All gained sized, thus noise, people gaming the system, ... thus owner changes rules and system for his/her advantage and gain (profit maximization). // // even content curators (by hand) can be 1/2 noise. And the summaries are just shorter bouts of noise to scan through (medium.com, Mahalo) - its like joining the dark force. // Things come and go in waves/trends; thus the next wave/trend could be self-published long-form niche content partially free (The Information, ebooks, Pando) which are remarkable (Seth Godin) // snacking is SO western lifestyle, even for information/news - is lowering productivity/focus
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Google warns Blogger users over porn
http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-bans-explicit-adult-content-from-blogger-blogs/ - Google bans 'explicit' adult content from Blogger blogs Summary:In an abrupt reversal of policy, Google will soon disappear blogs on its Blogger platform that don't conform to its new anti-adult policies. [...] "Google: Removing content it doesn't like" [...] [...] [opt] to move to self-hosting, which is a safer option than trusting art, writing or creative speech to any conservative company. [...] [Search as public utility, unencumbered by politics nor religion and other things.] // question, snapchat already blocked porners from receiving money via its internal payment product for snaps/paid snaps. question, will it ban nudity when it went public and the company turns into a grown up with grown-up supervision? &! zdnet.com/article/timeline-googles-role-in-global-sex-censorship/ &! http://pando.com/2015/02/24/silicon-valleys-war-on-sex-continues-as-google-bans-adult-blogs/
Tumblr  Wordpress  publishing  2.0  publishing  Blogging  TOS  Platform  Blogger  Google  sex  work  sex  worker  adault  content  Porn  pornography  content  distribution  content  discovery  Wall  Street  conservative  Snapchat  censorship  stigma  stereotype  bias  prejudice  Google  Search  free  speech  Information  wants  to  be  free  public  utility 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Why Reddit's new 'no remote worker' policy is upsetting | VentureBeat | Business | by Tom Cheredar
See the thing is, people are likely upset because they look at Reddit as the anti-establishment — that if these guys (aka Reddit) can rise to the top without becoming a Yahoo or Facebook, then there’s hope for all the people in Salt Lake City, Nashville, Atlanta, and every other middle-of-nowhere city in the country with a decent Internet connection. People who live outside of Silicon Valley can still be all-stars in the technology world — and Reddit is a big part of that. So people were understandably rattled, and probably feeling more than a little defensive about this issue. (That’s not to say there wasn’t also plenty of healthy discussion about business philosophies of remote workers, too.)
Reddit  capitalism  Silicon  Valley  Venture  Capital  community  remote  workforce  Mobile  Creative  Mobile  Creatives  Future  of  Work  Wordpress 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Native advertising remains an awkward — but very necessary — mess | PandoDaily
http://bit.ly/1rRdtax "“We can buy page views… but we can’t buy time spent,” Segrist said, euphorically. The New York Times jumped “full force” into native 12 months ago, according to Tomich. “It’s been incredibly successful,” he said. “Success is limitless with this type of advertising.”" | http://bit.ly/1nZKdcB + http://bit.ly/1rzyfxM + http://bit.ly/1umjzEp + http://bit.ly/1zbHXYd + http://bit.ly/1rzJEMB "Facebook is no longer a social network. It’s the world’s most powerful news reader [...] I no longer go to the New York Times front page to start my day. I get there through the ‘side door.’ Facebook. [...] Facebook drives massively more referral traffic than Twitter, and publishers I’ve surveyed confide that the ratio can be as high as ten or twenty to one. [Even Pinterest comes before Twitter]" + http://bit.ly/1A0SAhX + http://bit.ly/1xbawCh
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
LadyBits’ First and Last Year on Medium — LadyBits on Medium — Medium
https://medium.com/ladybits-on-medium || Ev & Biz bankrolling writers. ""A rare insight into Medium-the-terribly-run-magazine as opposed to Medium-the-impressive-publishing-platform + ""The most surprising part of the Ladybits story about working with Medium is that Medium offered terrible analytics + """Nobody knew where the money was coming from to pay writers." On working as an editor at Medium. + ""If you're wondering about the @Medium biz model, LadyBits' @arikia explains — just as she's walking out the door. + ""The best sign Medium is YouTube for text: contributors quitting over discovery and rev share! || +++ ppl talk about going so fast that you think you have nearly no control. otherwise you are not moving fast enough.
medium.com  Ev  Williams  Biz  Stone  Wordpress  publishing  2.0  self-publishing  qz.com  business  model  execution  project  management  YouTube  Revenue  Share  content  creator  digital  content  digital  artist  digital  economy  digital  natives  Women  in  Tech  communication  management  Start-Up  Playbook 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
On Google's new Search Algo Push/Update - Called Panda.
Lesson Learned. Don't build your business on other peoples platform. Even if it is search. Meaning if your business is primarily impressions/unique visitors coming in via search, or even Social Media (FB - newsfeed algo, Twitter - noise + search algo, Pinterest - search algo, Amazon - product search) ... then you have one more thing to worry about every day - because you can't fix it if they break it for you. +++ http://recode.net/2014/05/23/yes-google-punished-ebay-for-bad-seo-practices-but-it-wasnt-part-of-panda-update/
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Dropbox Buys Bubbli, Will Integrate The 3D Photo Tech Into Its Photo Service | TechCrunch
DropBox turining itself into a data platform with all the imaginary auxillary apps and services you can think of. Being your storage place for everything and the gateways are apps, services and software. .... SMART. Very SMART. Documents. Pictures. ... Video and Audio Files next. Blogging Style Public documents w comments ... would be quiet a stretch but not impossible. ... >> Dropbox acquires Bubbli (iOS), a startup that built tech for people to capture 360° views w/ their phones; will integrate tech w/ @dropbox; raised $2M from August Capital - Link
friction  Platform  Open  Platform  Dropbox  Cloudstorage  googledocs  googledrive  Google  Drive  Microsoft  Google  Flickr  Picasa  Facebook  Instagram  Twitter  Vine  YouTube  Soundcloud  acquisitions  acquisition  acquihire  acqui-hire  customer  acquisition  freemium  business  model  publishing  2.0  publishing  Wordpress 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
WordPress.com Parent Automattic Has Raised $160 Million, Now Valued at $1.16 Billion Post-Money | Re/code
Wordpress - democratising publishing. Wordpress VIP plus its new corporate communication platform geto2.com - will compete with the likes of Yammer (MSFT owned) and Slack, atlassian's platforms as well as Salesforce's platform. smart raising a round when money is flushing around - hunt for yield. taking the money for the long-term. likely giving them +5 years runway and solidifying their publishing platform might. there will be acqui-hires along the way I guess. + Automattic’s competitors have certainly been investing, noted Mullenweg. In their last rounds, Weebly raised $35 million, Squarespace $40 million and Medium $25 million. In addition, Wix is currently valued at around $730 million, raising $127 million, in an IPO. ... Automattic's aim is, to become cash-flow positive - I guess. Not in a hurry but naturally with pushing mobile, e-commerce and the Freemium model (driving up conversion) on Wordpress.com.
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Announcing an audacious proposal | Dalton Caldwell
The advertising-supported monoculture

“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks.” - Jeff Hammerbacher, fmr. Manager of Facebook Data Team, founder of Cloudera

[...]

I want a real alternative to advertising hell… I would gladly pay for a service that treats me better.

The disappointment of Web 2.0
Internet  leanstartup  Pivot  web20  Web  web2.0  Web  2.0  Platform  Digg  reddit  freemium  Wordpress  advertising  advertisement  businessmodels  businessmodel  Google  Facebook  Twitter 
december 2012 by asterisk2a
Matt Mullenweg is Interviewed by Om Malik at LeWeb Paris 2012 - YouTube
Twitter and Facebook got as users the advertisers, and people are data.

Gotta make money.
platform  Twitter  facebook  startup101  startup  customer  focus  Wordpress  Matt  Mullenweg 
december 2012 by asterisk2a
BuddyPress.org – WordPress Social Network Software
Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress.

BuddyPress is completely free and open source. Unlike hosted services, BuddyPress allows you to stay in control of your site and create a totally customized, unique experience.

Global, personal and group activity streams with threaded commenting, direct posting, favoriting and @mentions. All with full RSS feed and email notification support.
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march 2010 by asterisk2a

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