Made my 1st podcast appearance last night alongside and - thanks !
Lessons From The Sharing Economy via
It's not THAT they keep swimming, it's HOW. For example, Nook is not saving B&N; for now, its bookstores are!
What if Everything You Know About Social Media Marketing is Wrong?
Apple reportedly partnering with American Express on new iPhone payment system
Still don't like square aspect ratio. I've adopted Instagram grudgingly. (Square does look good on FB & Twitter, tho).
Please, no YouTube filters. I blame Instagram for turning every image posted mauve, green or high-contrast B&W.
Agreed. Web 1.0 ad-funded companies are gone (w/ few exceptions.) Time is now for social BUSINESS models.
Never noticed that, but you're right. Weird.
I had arguments w/ folks about Snapchat--people told me they COULD do payments or ads. Maybe, but w/o biz model, who knows?
Learn From Firms That Transformed In Internet Era To Prepare for Collaborative Era
Or, perhaps, YouTube ensures Reports are not made erroneously--double clicks!
Subtle changes on YouTube. I like the more nuanced "Add to" & "Share" options, but why have a "more" button w/ just 1 option: "Report"?
Wow, that means a lot, especially for such a lengthy post. (It took a long time to research & write.) Can't wait to see yours!
Is Uber a paragon of free market efficiency or living proof for the need for regulation? Why Uber must be stopped
Called it! : Guardians of the Galaxy is now the highest-grossing film of year:
Sadly for the majority of us, money does appear to buy happiness
My new blog post: Learn From Firms That Transformed In The Internet Era To Prepare for the Collaborative Era
I prefer the selection on , but they could learn a thing or two (or 100) from about service, reliability & care.
I'm happy to proven wrong, but I try to avoid it. :) Enjoy the long weekend!
Once a network gains critical mass, it's hard to shift. We stay on FB b/c our entire network is there, not b/c we love FB
I think that's the definition of a bubble! :)
Thanks. I believe we will see another bubble burst, just not as painful or large as 2000.
BTW, of all the crazy discussions I've had about Snapchat's valuation, this has been the more sane & informative. Thx.
Valid point. I am reacting more to current tech bubble than to risk/reward inherent in VC funding.
I'm not arguing for lowering rate of failure of VC-backed firms. I'm questioning why one w/ $0 revenue is worth $10B.
BTW, thanks for sharing the article on Erlang. News to me and very interesting.
Hype is cause of 75% failure rate. Snapchat may someday be worth $10B, but until it has biz model, it's all hopes & dreams.
I spent time in Bay Area w/ Forrester. EVERYONE claims their leadership team is better, yet 75% of VC-backed firms still fail.
My question: Why does everyone keep calling Snapchat "social" when it's a messaging app. Those, I agree, come & go easily!
That said, once a small # of social networks establish themselves, it is MUCH more difficult for others to get foothold.
No evidence Facebook is fading. People say it, but data doesn't support it. I think FB will prove sticker than most think.
What I don't understand is the idea of making up what Snapchat COULD do. Let's see it build biz model, then we'll talk value.
FB/Google has edge in ID mgmt; Venmo/Paypal on ecommerce. Any msging app can open API & offer these, but LONG way to go.
Do you think Snapchat has advantage over WhatsApp, WeChat, Line, Viber, FB Messenger? Why? All are OTT, can do ID mgmt, etc.
Social isn't a fad, of course, but few networks have monetized to $10B. Snapchat may do it, I just wouldn't bet on it.
Are you counting down the value in real time? :)
Some say messaging is the "killer app" in support of Snapchat's $10B value. I say AOL Aim, MSN Messenger & ICQ. They're killing it, huh?
Being acquired doesn't justify value. Look @ Geocities, Myspace, TheGlobe. Profit justifies value
Gonna go out on limb, but I'll bet companies that have no revenue fail more than those that do.
Silicon Valley pixie dust IS awesome--until hype & hope ends. Ask Friendster, eToys & TheGlobe.
I may be wrong, but until Snapchat earns $1 (or $10B), it's just Silicon Valley pixie dust.
Oh no! Your final discount to the expires in 2 hours!
You realize that it's easy to grow w/o ads or subscription fees, don't you? Growth w/o rev meaningless?
I'm sure you have examples of ad rates going up as platform gets more ads? I didn't think so.
The 1st banner ad had click rate of 40%. Can't judge long-term ad acceptance by attitudes now.
MySpace shows how easy monetization is with millions of users. How'r they doing?
So you think ads on Snapchat more welcome than ads on FB? That's weak logic, IMO.
Shrinking organic reach of FB shows how many consumers care to hear from brands.
So you think $10B value for company w/o revenue is obvious, but my doubts are odd?
People said the same about TheGlobe, Friendster, G+ & they were right!
Name a platform that's built $10B value by offering a platform for contests.
Really, great for contests? How much revenue did Snapchat earn for those?
Funny you can declare a biz model worth $10B for an app yet to make 1 transaction.
And everything hyped looks promising until it crashes & burns.
People avoid ads in EVERY channel. Won't be different for Snapchat. Ad model is NOT worth $10B.
More have failed @ monetizing social than succeeded. Still waiting to hear biz model!
If it can't make money, Snapchat ain't worth $10B.
How do you think it will monetize? Can't charge. Can't push ads. Other free messaging apps exist.
Users are worth noting, but plenty of startups w/ adoption but no biz models have failed before finding one. Agree?
Those who do not learn from the past...
Thanks. I see much bigger names than that on the chart! :)
Remember when "volume & velocity" were reasons to think Myspace, eToys & Friendster had great futures.
Thanks. I was hoping for increased capacity sooner than "as early as 2016." Trains are getting crazy crowded @ rush hours.
Did you read the same Gallup Poll as me? Your article claims "work week grows" but Gallup notes hours "has held steady."
Thank you. Any ETA on when we'll get weekend service back. We miss it!
"Memorial Day - Monday, May 26, 2014: Saturday Schedule." Does that mean no WTC service on Sat & Sun?
What I see is that the next holiday is Independence Day. Your calendar must be different than mine.
Can we get an update on the holiday weekend schedules, please?
If that made no sense, blame my poor French high school lessons and Google Translator! :)
Un voyage en Europe est peu probable que bientôt, mais lorsque vous visitez New York, les boissons sont sur moi.
While I prefer NYC retain local flavor, props to Denny's for the look & feel of its new downtown location.
WTC service this weekend? No tweets about it & your website still thinks the next holiday is July 4th.
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Honored to be a "coach" among the Top 40 Social Media Influencers, a list w/ folks I respect!
A terrific trailer for Jon Stewart's upcoming drama, Rosewater. via VIDEO
15 years old, this TV ad is still one of the most memorable, evocative ads I've ever seen. VW's 'Milky Way': VIDEO
"Conclusion emerging is that over the long-term network television is a challenged business." Emerging?! via
While crammed into a PATH train like a sardine, I thought I should ask how that badly needed additional tunnel is coming.
Preschooler Expelled Because His Mom Criticized School in Facebook Post
SoCal Uber drivers align with the Teamsters in search of better working conditions
Ron Paul's campaign paid an Iowa Republican to abandon his support of Michele Bachmann during 2012 election
"Questions for IBM's Watson"
So glad I tried to engage with you. When you figure out how to frame a question rather than insult, let me know.
An Interactive Map Of Hate Speech On Twitter via
Roger Goodell to owners on the Ray Rice suspension:
"I didn't get it right"
And there's been no increase in transaction volume in Bitcoin:
The more people talk of Bitcoin as an investment, the less likely it every is to becoming a viable currency.
Signs of Bitcoin fatigue: Sales at Overstock have fallen considerably since its first week of Bitcoin transactions
What would I change in the article to get more LinkedIn shares, or what might ALS do to get more LinkedIn shares?
Sorry, not sure what you're asking. Can you elaborate?
Marketing lesson of : Consumers are fickle & crowds are hard to predict or motivate.
What's the difference between Snapchat and a child's lemonade stand? One has revenue, the other is a Silicon Valley startup.
Random artwork in conference room at work: "Living the dream @ Amex."
I guess my invitation got lost in the mail: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie marry in France
83% of US millennials sleep with their smartphones, compared to 50% for boomers
What Marketers CANNOT Learn from the .
Your tweet has 20/20 hindsight. Maybe we could also include , eToys and Webvan, too?
Snapchat: $10bn valuation; $0 revenue. It's a wonder where this talk of a bubble comes from!
In 2014 we're partying like it's 1999 (Snapchat $10B; $FB up 36%)! In 2015, will we hangover like it's 2000? cc