It’s not even time for SXSW, where all the hot new services get noticed, and yet Quora has been tearing up the buzzosphere lately. What’s it all about? Well, I’m still figuring it out, but the top links today will help you decode the hot not-so-new question and answer service from ex-Facebook folk. To the links:
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Seven Reasons Why Quora Will Be Bigger Than Foursquare (Armano) I just joined, have not figured out how it adds value yet, but David’s take explains why I joined. Also Are Quora Votes A Viable Metric? Influence, Popularity, Expertise, Campaigns & Currency. (Armano) David is digging into Quora, and I’m along for the ride.
Are Any Verizon Apps Preinstalled on the Verizon iPhone? (Spoiler: No.) (DF) This, to me, is Apple’s great leverage: Total control over what is on the device. Total. It’s a great strength, and a great weakness. More on this later.
How to Attract the Young and Rich: Technology (FC) Research for financial services firms, but applicable to all brands.
Could Android Ice Cream Sandwich be Honeycomb optimized for phones? (IntoMobile) Honestly, I put this link in to see if you are paying attention. I mean, did you READ that headline?!!!
A Location-Based Scavenger Hunt for … Buick? (Mashable) Yep, and I think Buick is smart to do this, as it’s brand is so retro…it just might fly.
Real Blogs Don’t Buy Ads On Google (TC) Wow, Mike shows his fangs to a sister AOL site. Fun!
Blog: In the “Year of the Tablet” What Do Marketers Need to Know? (eMarketer) Wow, more than 80 tablets were introduced at CES.
Foursquare Improves, Expands Information For Businesses (SEL) I’ve been waiting for exactly this kind of stuff from Foursquare. Good to see it happening.
Curation is the New Search is the New Curation (PK) Yes indeedy.
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