Whatever happened to the quiet weekend? Where news didn’t break and we all stopped working to enjoy a wonderful spring day or two? Judging by the amount of news breaking over the past two days, apparently the weekend is as good a time as any to move the dial….
Yahoo CEO Trash-Talks Web Rivals–But That Won’t Stop the Company’s Troubling Brain Drain (ATD) Bartz may be at the help of a troubled company, but she can sure dish it out. How long can she take it?
As Steve Jobs Bashes Flash, Agencies Say They’re Ready (ClickZ) It seems the story is tacking away from Flash. If the agencies are not defending it, it’s clear the technology has to evolve to where it once again adds the value it once was perceived to add. Also read this piece: The real reason why Steve Jobs hates Flash (Charlie’s Diary) This piece is important.
Betaworks, a New York Tech Incubator, Has Grown a Following (NYT) I am always interested in what Betaworks is up to. Nice to see them get some ink, so to speak.
How Twitter’s New Media Blog Aims To Teach By Example (Mashable) Who knew they had this resource? Now you and I do. “The blog aims to be a practical how-to guide for creating projects, such as NBC’s Twitter interface for the Winter Olympics, and Sloan hopes that as people follow the blog, their imagination for what they can do with Twitter will become bigger and broader.”
State of the Internet Operating System Part Two: Handicapping the Internet Platform Wars (Tim O’Reilly) Tim handicaps the major players, a major addition to our Web 2 conversation.
Could Groupon Save Your Business? (Open Forum) A rising new service that you should know about.
NYT’s Nisenholtz’s Speech: The Importance Of Engagement (paidcontent) Martin Nisenholtz is a pal, and what he has to say here is well worth your time.
Google’s Brand Gets Thumbs Up; Google Buzz Not So Much (SEL) Well, one outta two ain’t bad, esp. when #1 is literally, being #1. Recall what I wrote about Google’s brand here.
Confession #60: Like, Whatever (TweetageWasteland) Enjoying Dave’s posts. This one rings true: “I’ve had people with Twitter followers in the millions kindly link to my blog and the result has been anywhere from a handful to a several hundred new visitors. That’s a pretty small click-through rate. In the past, people who wanted to share content usually did so on a blog. They had to create a blog, build a following, and maybe learn a little html. It took some commitment and effort to share. It was an active choice as opposed to a knee-jerk reaction. And from that time until now, I find that the number of visits from even a lightly trafficked blog is markedly higher than many Facebook likes and Twitter retweets combined.”
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