introduction to start-up financing

October 23, 2007

I just saw this great post on start up financing:


it’s not me, it’s facebook

October 17, 2007

I sent Scoble a friend invitation on facebook and he ignored me. I really want to see how he’s using facebook. After a day I started following his twitter and 2 minutes later he started following mine (which is very lame). I thought I am not cool enough – after all he has over 4000 friends, so why not me?

I now realized that it really wasn’t me, it was the 5000 friends limit in facebook. So I am still cool 🙂

facebook applications

October 13, 2007

I am playing with facebook applications for some time now, but still don’t quite get it. I did find a couple of nice ones that use the social network abilities, but most are just stupid games. But now I know that I am not alone. Robert Scoble, who’s a huge facebook fan just said the same thing. So now the only point is – go create next gen facebook app.

facebook vs. linkedin

October 13, 2007

I just witnessed what the difference between LinkedIn and Facebook is all about. I searched for Guy Kawasaki in both networks. In LinkedIn he has 225 contacts and I am 3 hops from him. On facebook he has 2774 friends and I am 6 hops from him. I guess that’s it’s not only the number of connections that you have, but rather type of people that you have as contacts.

Would be interesting to see how LinkedIn would work as a platform that would allow developing applications


October 1, 2007

I don’t get it

And here’s another

October 1, 2007

Following my last post – here is another site that is aimed at aggregating shared items from friends – friendfeed.
The problem with it (other than the fact it will also not create the standard) is that it requires you to provide your password to every site. Do they really expect people to do that? There is no way that I am going to provide my password to them (or facebook, plaxo, …).
Seems like many sites are asking for it recently. Since they all ask for it, it may mean that people are actually doing it.

too many seperate applications

October 1, 2007

Social Networks, email, IM, voice, unified communications, SMS, VOIP and more.

Each one is made up of two many systems that are doing the same thing – each trying to dominate the market. There has to be something that would connect all of them together and will create the standard. Once they can all talk to each other then market domination will no longer be important. There are quite a few start-ups that aim to do that today – xobni, orgoo and more. Is any one of them doing a good enough job to unify everything? I don’t think so. There is a great potential to democratize the web on this