Posts filed under “Web/Tech”

Secret, Whisper and the Anonymous Troll

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen is none too happy these days. As the New York Times reported yesterday in a front-page article, the inventor of the web browser and co-founder of Netscape is miffed at the latest Silicon Valley fad: Anonymous sniping from within the tech industry.

Several new anonymous social commenting apps and startups — with names like Secret and Whisper — are generating lots of buzz. As it turns out, these new social networks have provided “a rare, unvarnished look at the ambitions, disappointments, rivalries, jealousies and obsessions of the engineers and entrepreneurs” of Silicon Valley, the Times reported.

Andreessen’s complaints are valid. Combining the anonymity of comment trolling with social networking creates a greenhouse for sniping snarkiness. Anonymity may work well for whistleblowers, but in a small community of over-worked geeks, it might be creating some problems.

A debate on anonymous postings has long raged on the Internet. continues here

Category: Really, really bad calls, Web/Tech

How Does Facebook Make Its Money?

Source: Business Management Degrees

Category: Digital Media, Technology, Web/Tech


Source: Economist

Category: Digital Media, Markets, Research, Technology, Web/Tech

Dealing With Twitter Hate

1. Never ever respond. That’s the hater’s goal. To entrap you. Draw you into a conversation. Wherein you have to justify your complete existence. You can never ever win, furthermore the hater’s friends will pile on. Read if you must, but never acknowledge you’ve done so. 2. Research the hater. Especially on Twitter. See how…Read More

Category: Think Tank, Web/Tech

Top Reddit Posts

Click for interactive graphic Source: UK Data Explorer

Category: Digital Media, Markets, Web/Tech

60 Minutes: The Future of Amazon

Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, serving 225M customers. What’s next for the company that prides itself on disrupting tradition?

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos looks to the future

Category: Retail, Video, Web/Tech

Twitter’s Path to IPO

click for larger graphic Source: Equity Zen

Category: IPOs, Web/Tech

50 Digital Marketing Metrics

These 50 metrics are must haves for any CMOs, CDOs, CIOs and CFOs. They help to illustrate why marketing is important and how marketing will help your organization. 50 Digital Marketing Metrics for CMOs, CDOs, CIOs and CFOs from Vala Afshar Vala Afshar, Chief Marketing Officer at Extreme Networks on Oct 31, 2013

Category: Digital Media, Web/Tech

Content Curation: More Signal, Less Noise

Originally presented by Simon Nash at Internet World London 2013 More signal less noise: why attention matters but engagement is a tactic not an outcome. from Reading Room ~~~ Content curation: More Signal, Less Noise

Category: Digital Media, Web/Tech

How Do You Use Linked In? (Infographic)

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Source: Power Formula via Forbes

See also 5 Clever Uses of LinkedIn


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Category: Digital Media, Employment, Web/Tech