Category Archives: Industry News

The morbidity of the Facebook Timeline

When Facebook rolled out its “Timeline” to replace their Profile pages, it seemed like a neat gadget.  It seemed like an odd move to get rid of the activity stream that had been on Profiles before, but it was kind … Continue reading

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Overcoming your visitors’ “social saturation”

Nic Brisbourne recently posted on The Equity Kicker about “social saturation,” a concept put forth by the Forrester Research CEO George Colony to describe his finding that people are running out of time to give to social applications and software. … Continue reading

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The Kindle is dead, long live the Kindle

I’ve been complaining (whining) about the Kindle for some time now.  My main argument was that with the impending emergence of netbooks and tablets (which weren’t out yet when I started this thread), a dedicated “e-reader” was pointless and destined … Continue reading

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Netflix thoughts, question locking, more languages

How about that Netflix, eh?  They always seemed to show so much promise and had what appeared to be a dynamic, forward-thinking management team, but their recent announcement to split up the company into streaming and DVD divisions with no … Continue reading

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Facebook fires two shots across the Google+ bow

Google+ has been out for only a few months now, but apparently Facebook felt the pressure.  Facebook this week add two of the main features that differentiated Google+ from Facebook, and it could be very bad news for Google+. When … Continue reading

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SEO and SEM simultaneously? Razorfish says “Yes, Please”

Razorfish‘s “Department of Searchology” has produced a report claiming that, at least for brands, both paid search and search engine optimization are important, and even that they are more effective together. One of their more interesting findings was this: Before … Continue reading

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The Days of Relying on SEO are Numbered

For some time now I’ve been talking about the eventual shift in how search engines rank their pages from algorithmic factors to more social or “people-based” factors.  Bill Slawski at SEO by the Sea just posted an article that sheds … Continue reading

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