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


officially web 2.0

September 29, 2007

I am on facebook – and checks it out 10 times a day.

I am on Twitter – but only updated it twice. I guess I need more frineds on Twitter to start following in order to really enjoy it. Maybe I would follow Scoble, he seems to enjoy people following him. He will follow me if I follow him…
I have a blog. It is still pretty lame, but it’s a start.
I have an idea for a facebook application – connect twitter to facebook. There are some apps that do that, but none is too good. I guess I need to learn php. Well, that’s going to be fun


Is it a bubble?

September 25, 2007

I guess the simple answer is yes. We are in a bubble. The only question is how long will it take for it to burst.

I can’t believe that any VC gave 6.5M$ to a company that was founded by a 6th year old. If this kid is actually running the show then they must be out of their minds. If he is just a front, a way to get the blogsphere to talk about that – well they have managed to do that.

I went to this panel on web 2.0 the other day and met a guy that has a start up. He and 2 of his friends have an idea for something, but only one of them is a developer so they outsource the development work to India. These guys have an idea so they outsource the work. That’s a smart move. That’s pure .com all over again. Going back to the basics – the core competency is something that you do in house. The work that is commodity – that is the thing that you outsource. If everything that they do is commodity – why start up in the first place?

But I guess it’s just me