Learning from Twitter
Odeo released a new service today called Twttr , which is a sort of “group send” SMS application.
Lots of negative feedback from our post the other day on Cash4Gold’s amazing growth and profitability . This year, their third year of operations, they are on track to make $160 million in revenue and $50 million or so in profits.
Twitter is about to raise a boatload of cash.
Twitter business model
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Lurking innocently on Google’s blog this afternoon , like many of their big announcements, was the bombshell that they have reached an agreement with Twitter to make all tweets searchable.
No, it’s not FriendFeed, although yesterday didn’t provide any good news to users there who really would love to hear that their community still matters. Google and Microsoft said “no.”
Sean Parker , a managing partner at Founder’s Fund , gave an interesting talk today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. The key to it is simple: Facebook, Twitter, Apple, and eBay will dominate the web going forward. One company of note that won’t?
Yesterday at the Web 2.0 Summit , Founder’s Fund managing partner Sean Parker gave a provocative presentation entitled “The New Era Of The Network Service.”
I’ve been doing online communities for more than 20 years, starting in 1985 when a friend had a BBS. One thing I’ve noticed over and over again is that chat rooms and forums start out fun and then devolve over time for various reasons. But in 2000 I discovered that blogs had the opposite effect.
Twitter’s COO, Dick Costolo, today, at the TechCrunch Real Time Crunchup (live video of the conference is live now on building43 , there will be lots of news all day long from this event), told the audience that Twitter is , indeed, going to turn on an advertising model. This is a huge shift in what Twitter is saying publicly.
I believe that people who produce content should be able to make a living for producing that content.
It started as a little joke that I said on stage at the BlogWorld Expo. One of my fellow panelists said she didn’t like people who told other people that they were doing Twitter wrong.
During his keynote at SXSW this afternoon (live blog here ), Twitter CEO Evan Williams just announced a new “At Anywhere” platform, which allows websites to more deeply integrate the service into their sites. The idea is to offer a more seamless experience to Twitter users navigating third party sites like the Huffington Post and the New York Times, giving them Twitter content without forcing them to jump off the page they’re currently viewing.
TweetDeck is switching its default video Tweeting platform today, from 12seconds to TwitVid. TwitVid.com will serve as the video service across all existing TweetDeck products, as well as all new products released by TweetDeck in 2010. TwitVid will be integrated into the next iteration of the TweetDeck’s desktop application, which is expected to be launched next month.
Twitter CEO Evan Williams has just taken the stage for his Chirp keynote.