Posts with tag "Twitter"

CobWEBs Daily Edition podcast: Uhm Twitter, hate saying this but your web page – it sucks

cbn1-podpost We have a tradition here at CobWEBs podcasting headquarters that unfortunately people seem to be ignoring. It is a tradition that allows you the listener to have us stop talking about Twitter and only involves a cash payment via PayPal to each of the hosts.

Sadly it seems that people instead want for the three of us to continue talking about Twitter so on tonight’s show Sean and I give Allen Stern a great big pat on the back for an excellent post that nicely dissects the lousy user experience that new users to Twitter have at the Twitter homepage. We both of course carry on from that with our own discussion points regarding Twitter and how its actions run counter to being a consumer oriented web service.

Posts referred to in the show

Welcome New Twitter User. Now Get Lost! – CenterNetworks

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One person’s Brightkite message is another person’s ad

chickenevil4 There is a big storm brewing on the Web right now and it all has to do as usual with advertising. You know, that thing that helps keep all the great warm and fuzzy Web 2.0ish social media electronic hippie-dom flowing like a never ending bottle of Sonoma wine as recommended by Garry V free for all to use?

Ya. Advertising. The ugly underappreciated and often hated advertising. Well at least when it isn’t VC dollars propping these web wunderkind up until the advertising dollars start to flow.

I use to get really irritated at people who would say how much they hate advertising for whatever reason, and believe me I’ve heard them all, and yet they still want to keep on using all these free web apps. Uhm. Excuse me. Are you the only one allowed to earn a living for your work?

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CobWEBs Daily Edition podcast: Twitter numbers – the good, the bad, and the bullshit

cbn1-podpost Tonight’s show with myself and Mark starts off talking about the confirmed purchase of Gizmo5 by Google and the potential to provide a real viable threat to Skype. As I said in the show if I was Skype I would be feeling more than a little nervous right now.

From there we got distracted by a discussion about PayPal and how it is really a verifiable portable identification system that everyone is saying we need. Given PayPal’s recent opening of an API it is quite possible that a service could be built around this idea and still deal with the security concerns Mark raised about the idea.

We ended up the show talking about the whole discussion the last few days around Twitter’s stagnating, or declining, numbers. These are the same people who are using any one of the vast number of Twitter clients out there which will have an effect on the numbers that are suppose to be stagnating.

Posts referenced in the show

Trust assurance in open identity networks – SiliconAngle
Google Acquires Gizmo5 Soft Phone Service – SiliconAngle
Google Confirms Gizmo5 Purchase – The Inquisitr
Twitter may be gone by 2012, but we won’t be – Roy Bragg
Some thoughts on Twitters new ReTweet feature – Sean Bonner
Twitter In Trouble? I Smell Trolling At 100 Virtual Paces – The Inquisitr

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CobWEBs Daily Edition podcast: Is Twitter’s light shining too brightly too soon?

cbn1podpost.pngThis is what you get folks when you don’t pay attention to our blackmail request for bribes donations not to talk about Twitter – a whole show about Twitter and social media.

In tonight’s show Sean and myself talk about the ecosystem around Twitter, from the retweet system to whether or not its API should be public domain. As well we look at the fact that at this point in time Twitter has no way to earn the kind of money to justify its current valuation. Plus Sean suggests that Twitter won’t exist even 20 years from now unlike older internet protocols like IRC, NNTP and IM.

Posts referenced in the show.

Beyond Social Media – Doc Searls
Who’s really the ‘social’ in social media? – Shooting at Bubbles
Search: Less Useful Due to Massive Info Growth, the Flow? – Louis Gray

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