Tag Archives: Facebook

Don’t bet the farm on someone else’s platform

Twitter’s @rsarver released an announcement giving new guidance to developers on the best opportunities to build on Twitter.  Basically it says don’t build a Twitter client that consumes the Twitter stream.  Existing clients will be fine as long as they adhere to the Twitter TOS. So Twitter have figured out that their value is in [...]
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Monetising Disqus

The Techcrunch switch from Disqus to Facebook got me thinking about how Disqus competes and earns money.  Mark Suster has suggested that Google should buy them which undoubtedly could be a nice financial outcome but it’s probably a little early for the visit to the “pay window” (attributed to JLM). I’m a huge fan of [...]
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Did Facebook just kill Foursquare and Gowalla?

I’m not a fan of Facebook, always thought it was pretty pointless unless you were under the age of 20.  However now that they have just released Places I think it’s pretty likely they are going to take a huge chunk of the location market, essentially for two reasons: They have a massive (500m) user [...]
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The Facebook backlash is growing

Jason Calacanis has written a damning blog post about Mark Zuckerberg overplaying his hand It’s part of a growing backlash to Facebook and it’s attitude to it’s users and it’s partners. I couldn’t agree more. I wrote this on Robert Scoble‘s blog: “The privacy debate is a storm in a teacup. Right now it matters [...]
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