Interesting learning Google+ is purposely designed for selective sharing whereas (according to my experiences and a discussion at GDG Seattle yesterday) Facebook is purposely designed to default to ‘open’ sharing.
So it follows, findings reported in the paper, that sharing increases when sharing is selective. Still some wrinkles though:
G+ is great for collecting followers (again confirmed at GDG) yet engagement seems to be on down spiral. Even Robert Scoble seems to not be getting G+ engagement he once was. GDG folks feel Robert’s posting more on Facebook.
Irony is, very experienced GDG people are becoming tired with Facebook’s redefining Groups, Lists and Privacy controls. Facebook places is pissing people off because its on or off, without any in between (guys want to allow their wives to check them in, but not have their “friends” check them in).
Disclosures. I’m working on selective sharing design for connected business (requiring selective sharing) to give confidence to tease out never before shared info to improve traceability and product recall.
Apple’s new Facebook friendship should last longer than the doomed Google friendship:
Given the importance of location, maps act as an ideal platform for commerce and search on mobile. Spurring Apple to develop its own mapping service, replacing Google maps on iOS devices.
If you visit Yelp.com on mobile Safari, you’ll see a banner ad that says, “We have an iPhone app!” The idea is to get you to use the app, not the mobile web. The more you use the app, the less you use the mobile web. The less you use the mobile web, the less you use Google.
Facebook has already come up with a Plan B. Alongside its iPad app, it has produced a browser-based ‘Web app’ that would let mobile users bypass the App Store and launch other Web apps from inside the social network – potentially turning Facebook into a rival mobile platform.
Thanks to all the users who tried out Airtime yesterday…
…Another key way we ensure safety is by tying people’s behavior to an identity. In a matched call, we initially keep the name of each person anonymous. If, during the video chat, one side requests to add the other person to their Airtime friend list and the other person accepts that request, then the names of each person are revealed to the other. But even when your name is anonymized, your account on Airtime is still tied to your Facebook account and identity and so you’re always accountable for your behavior
“It’s also one of the most important things VCs fail to understand about startups. Most expect founders to walk in with a clear plan for the future, and judge them based on that. Few consciously realize that in the biggest successes there is the least correlation between the initial plan and what the startup eventually becomes.”—Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas (via startuppity)
“The other key disruptor is empathy. Probably every company would say they try to understand their customer — and that they’ve done the market research to prove it! — but what I’m talking about in this context is a bit more subtle, it’s a combination of respect and emotional intelligence (i.e. the ability to recognize and relate to the feelings of another person) that enables you to create truly amazing user experiences. (Instagram is a good example of a company that soared ahead of its competition with a better designed, empathy-driven product.) I just don’t think it’s possible to build an amazing product or app or whatever without being able to empathize with and understand the person who is supposed to be using it. On some fundamental level great design is able to get into the mindset of a user and anticipate, guide, and delight. None of that is possible without empathy.”—Generosity, empathy, and disruption | peter.roj.as (via Heather Rasley)
PuppetDB is a key component of the Puppet Data Library, and brings that to bear in its query API. Resources, facts, nodes, and metrics can all be queried over HTTP. For resources and nodes, there is a simple query language which can be used to form arbitrarily complex requests. The public API is the same one that Puppet uses to make storeconfigs queries (using the «||» operator) of PuppetDB, but provides a superset of the functionality provided by storeconfigs.
PuppetDB is faster, smarter, and has more complete data than ever before. […] PuppetDB offers great power over and insight into your infrastructure, and it’s only going to get bigger and better.
“In order to stay in existence, we changed many aspects of the service (needless to say, for the worse). We lost some of our favorite Blip DJs, users were extremely upset, and the community forever changed. To be honest, it totally sucked. My staff shrank to just me, my co-founder and part-time engineering help. We kept Blip going on a shoestring by running it out of my basement. @jeff”—Announcing FUZZ: Calling All Blippers in the US to Test New Product
Mobile is going to crush Facebook. The logic for Facebook’s price decline is that they have a problem in mobile. They can’t offer all the games they can in a browser. They can’t offer the same ads or branding opportunities. All true…
Unlimited data plans, Netflix mobile. All not true…
18th May 2012, New Delhi: More than 80 People Living with HIV across New Delhi who has prominent side effects of toxic Stavudine, came together for a Stavudine Phase-Out Festival demanding immediate phase out of toxic Stavudine (d4T) from India’s National Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) program….
“while it is easy to start a social network, it looks expensive to run a big one. Real assets need to be bought. Capital expenditures amounted to 30 per cent of revenues, or $1bn, at Facebook last year, and chewed up nearly half of revenues in the most recent quarter. Free cash flow return on assets is strong but Google’s is twice as high.”—
'like' Lex's 2 fundamental questions …
First: will Facebook become a part of everything that happens on the internet rather than just one digital tool among others?
Second: can Facebook change digital advertising as profoundly as Google has done in the past decade?