Monthly Archives: August 2010

If it isn’t on mobile, it doesn’t exist

For a brief couple of weeks last months, I was very active on Facebook – reading my news feed, commenting on status updates, viewing photo albums, like-ing items, accepting friend requests – all the normal stuff Facebook-ers do. And now … Continue reading

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Reading roundup for Wed Aug 25: information overload, influencing voters with last-minute mobile ads, California’s nightmarish finances and more

Today, we’re reading how bite-sized pieces of entertainment (cell-phone games, quick news articles on mobile phones, podcasts while working out) are tiring our brains. Also see the New York Times’ excellent series on our age of information overload and what … Continue reading

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Reading roundup for Tue Aug 24: Freemium, how to grow a social network, a day in Obama’s life in ‘broken’ Washington, China swallows the stimulus and more

Today, ‘Why Free Plans Don’t Work‘ examines why removing the free part of your freemium strategy can actually improve paid signups. Ironic, coming in the week that Skype’s IPO filing revealed that all its massive revenues come from less than … Continue reading

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Reading roundup for Friday, 21 Aug: Dead web, Apple and RIM upend the market, Japan ambitious no more, American 20somethings and more

Today, we’re reading Chris Anderson’s flame-bait lead article in Wired (‘The Web is Dead’) on how the proliferation of apps and streaming services is on the Internet is making the Web obsolete (i.e. the World Wide Web of HTML pages … Continue reading

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