Welcome to the scattered Signal – coming in every other day or so, while I am on vacation. Here are links I found worthy, between bad beach novels and the occasional adult beverage.
The Facebook Gravitational Effect (Monday Note) Lots of stats about how Facebook is driving traffic around the web. I just finished “The Facebook Effect” by David Kirkpatrick, good history and reporting, short on deeper analysis. I recommend it in any case.
Cookie Madness! (Jarvis) Jeff nails it from what I can tell. The Journal pieces are unsophisticated and border on scaremongering.
RIM Said to Plan Tablet for November to Take on IPad (Bloomberg) Not to mention about 35 others.
Did we pronounce privacy dead this week? (The Social) No we did not. We just realized we don’t know what it means. Totally part of the instrumentation problem I’ve been talking about.
Article: Geolocation Grows Despite Privacy Concerns (eMarketer) Mark my words: Location is the most important signal to emerge in the past two years. It’s just massively important.
Android Smartphones Outsell iPhone in First Half of 2010 (Masable) I tol’ ya so.
DoubleClick Founder Kevin O’Connor Explains How His New Search Engine Is Different From The 19,000 Other Search Engines (BI) I spoke to Kevin last week, I wish I had time to write his company up, this will have to do as I am on vacation!
Will Wired Proclaim ‘The Web is Dead?’ (Gawker) If it does, I will proclaim that Wired has jumped the shark.
This semi-daily Signal is brought to you by Vacation. I suggest you take one.