Where are your friends? Check foursquare. Check facebook places. Check for location-based tweets. Check instagram. Yipes! That’s a lot of places to check! Banjo the new iPhone app automatically checks all those services and notifies you when a friend is nearby. Pretty neat. It’s like banjo takes all the location-based services and syndicates that information […]
Sharing and distribution, for curators
With all the overload that people have now, we are going to find that other services need to do two things: 1) Pick the best Force people who upload many items to pick the best item out of the many items they post. An example is flickr. Most people don’t want to have to scroll […]
Things are more fun when you do it with a group. Over on my art blog, I cover 8 ideas for using collaborative boards on Pinterest. Here’s a teaser with one of the ideas: start a love board with your girlfriend.
We consume 3x as much information as we did in the 60s. I’ve been thinking lately how much I input versus how much do I output. I take in lots of information, but what do I do with that information. There are three keys. 1) Production We read and watch a lot, but we do […]
People, just be glad that Yahoo didn’t buy Instagram. Yahoo purchased Flickr 7 years ago for $35 million dollars. Yahoo hasn’t done anything much with Flickr. Although it would be interesting to see what would happen if Instagram and Flickr merged together. But Yahoo right now wouldn’t be the company to do it. Yahoo doesn’t […]
As Instagram grows bigger and bigger with the inclusion of Android phones, people need better ways to manage their friends they follow. The solution? Instagram needs lists or groups. Right now I follow 100 people. I can handle the photo feed of 100 people pretty well–mostly because everyone posts just one photo at a time. […]
If you have a hard time figuring out what the story is for your product/company, try writing some facebook ads for your product/company. That will give you an idea of how to succintly describe your business in a way that captures the attention of your audience. Often we get caught up thinking about things in […]
Yesterday I was thinking about this blog and how I’m writing about syndication as creating, reading and sharing. Lately the sharing aspect has been a particular interest to me. Last night I bought “The Mesh: Why the Future of Business Is Sharing” by Lisa Ganksy. It looks like a promising read.
After thinking about how Instagram limits their feature base, it made me start thinking about how other sites do the same thing. Tumblr’s main sharing feature is simply to reblog. And tons of people do it. In fact last year I did some research to see which add-on sharing services work best with tumblr and […]
Every time I see a friend tweeting an instagram photo, I click on it. Why? Because I know I can’t view an entire archive of his photos, so I have to click on it right now, or else I will never see this photo for the rest of my life. Instagram, thank you for making […]