Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

Both Sides of the Table

Social Networks: Past, Present & Future. I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). Social Networking in Web 1.0.

What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

Both Sides of the Table

I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). What are the big trends that will drive the next phase of social networks?

Open Source Business Model


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Monday, March 5, 2007 Open Source Business Model A recent spate of posts on the challenges of running an open source business is interesting ( Tosh , Siemens , Downes , Tosh 2 ) and quite heated as one of the founders of elgg - a social networking platform aimed at the educational space - Dave Tosh laments - Elgg is the most popular white label social networking platform in the world powering over 2000 networks.

F2F Still Matters


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 16, 2007 F2F Still Matters Kathy Sierra has a great post today: Face-to-Face Trumps Twitter, Blogs, Podcasts, Video. And in fact all our globally-connecting-social-networking tools are making face-to-face more, not less desirable.

Startup Opportunities in SoCal


Will's post talks about lack of interest in working for startups here in Southern California, saying: we probably’d don’t have the: a) same support infrastructure (meet-ups, networking events, etc.); There are more than enough meet-ups and networking events; we’ve got plenty of examples of successes in the area; and there are plenty of startups to jump to in case of a startup failure. And there are tons of ways to use social networks.

Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. Its also been interesting to see the interaction of tools involved - Social Networking, Blogging and a Discussion Group. Marketing, Startups and Networking in Los Angeles.

Where LinkedIn Works for Me


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Where LinkedIn Works for Me Ive been a long time user of LinkedIn , but only recently have started getting the benefits I always expected. Sometimes, Ill use LinkedIn to contact my network, but mostly I still just go to their profile and email them. Marketing, Startups and Networking in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Social Media Starters What is Visible Networking?

Thoughts on OpenSocial


If all OpenSocial does is allow developers to port their applications more easily from one social network to another, that’s a big win for the developer, as they get to shop their application to users of every participating social network. We don’t want to have the same application on multiple social networks. We want applications that can use data from multiple social networks.

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How To Bootstrap Your Startup

Posted by: Serkan | September 10, 2007 4:44 AM Thanks Serkan - the next post will be up soon. Posted by: Matt | September 10, 2007 4:46 AM Good read but. Posted by: Darren Stuart | September 10, 2007 4:53 AM What an excellent article! Posted by: Stephen Glauser | September 10, 2007 5:28 AM Hey Darren - if you are doing it all yourself then youre definitely bootstrapping, but not off-shoring. Posted by: Matt | September 10, 2007 6:28 AM Excellent post!

Social Shopping (continued)


When I had dinner with Gary a few months ago we talked about how the next big opportunity for e-commerce was to weave social networking and blogging tools into the existing infrastructure to directly drive transactions (see excerpt below from an earlier post on social shopping ). The next step in this evolution of commerce will be social shopping or companies leveraging Citizen’s Media (blogs, podcasts, videocasts, tagging) to drive commerce.

How To Create a Web App

ReadWriteWeb ReadWriteWeb ReadWriteEnterprise ReadWriteStart Country Channels ReadWriteBrazil ReadWriteChina ReadWriteFrance ReadWriteSpain About Subscribe Contact Advertise Subscribe to ReadWriteWeb Home Products Trends Best of RWW Archives Reports How To Create a Web App Written by Matt Rogers / October 4, 2007 1:13 AM / 29 Comments « Prior Post Next Post » This is the second post in our series on how to run a startup and develop a product.


LinkedIn and Facebook on collision course?


The company has clearly done a great job creating a strong revenue model around social networking and leveraging the technology industry to get started, but as I see more and more mainstream users join the service I wonder how big it can get and how it will play against the other players in the space. For example, why couldn’t I maintain one profile on Facebook and only share the professional information with those in that network and the personal with those in another?

Second Life for Kids


While much of today’s online and social networking growth is being driven by teens and college students, very rarely do I get the opportunity to learn about interesting companies through the eyes of my young children. If you log into the site right after school, you can see a number of overloaded servers where penguins are living in a virtual world, earning points to decorate their igloo, playing games with others, and socially interacting.

One hurdle to a true wireless revolution – ease of use


It is pretty clear that Scott McNealy’s pitch years ago that the "Network is the Computer" is finally coming into fruition with broadband penetration at 50% and wireless data speeds getting faster and faster every year. Having a network available to you 24/7 makes it easier to keep your data in the cloud and accessible by any device, anytime, and anywhere.

The End of Email?

Jason Ball

For the first time last month, UK Internet visits to social networks (blue line) overtook visits to web-based email services (orange line). As the chart below illustrates, Hitwise’s category of the top 25 social networks, which includes Facebook, Bebo and MySpace, accounted for 5.17% of all UK Internet visits, compared to 4.98% for Computers and Internet – Email Services, which includes Hotmail; Yahoo!

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Nsyght- Social Search Bookmark Drive

Jason Ball

The guys over at Nsyght have asked that I help spread the word about their “bookmark drive”: Nsyght is building what we hope to be a new type of social search, a search that is directly driven and personalized by your bookmarks. If you have any friends or buddies in your social network that has a lot of bookmarks, ask them to stop on by to help us out.

Facebook is My Space's Best Friend

Dec 5, 2007. In fact, in my mind, the most important social networking ad news of the year was the launch of the MySpace targeted ad platform. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Facebook is My Spaces Best Friend.

Who Participates in Social Media

Jun 28, 2007. Who Participates in Social Media. almost 30% of the 27-40 age group have joined social networking sites; similarly, almost 20% of 41-50 year olds have commented on blogs and posted ratings/reviews. Tags: social media , web services.

Did Twitter Kill the Blogger Star?

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When Twitter first became popular with niche crowds in 2007 it seemed to take hold initially with bloggers. I have started blogging again having taken a hiatus since 2007 (actually, I was initially embargoed by who didn’t want me blogging after they acquired my company).

Businesses Must Manage the Twitter Conversation

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On Facebook (and nearly all social networks that preceded it) the relationship was always reciprocal – if I accept your invitation to follow me then I have to follow you. Apple must be overwhelmed by people who hate the iPhone service because the AT&T Network is so bad.

Online advertising, again, equals data

"Someone will successfully fuse social networking and online advertising. This should be the area that traditional media companies would move into, if they had any sense." - Stowe Boyd , Jan, 2, 2007 Right on. I don't think its an easy code to crack necessarily(because of the data repository and analysis needs -- think of the cycles to be spent finding Vespa interest data points and correlating them with advertiser messages), but it will happen in 2007.

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It’s a Family (tree) Business: My Herritage Acquires Polish Startup

VC Cafe

Bliscy will help MH increase reach as the acquisition brings MyHeritage family network to 56 million registered users and approximately 762 million profiles, 18 million family trees and 116 million photos. Also in 2010, acquired the Dutch family network

Why Carmun?

Feb 16, 2007. Facebook and MySpace for social community. Whereas applications called social networks seem to exist to help improve ones social life, Carmuns mission is to help improve academic experience and outputs. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Maximizing the serendipity around you. Why Carmun? Over the past five years, Ive seen an abundance of web-based innovation centered around structuring data and different data-types.

She’s Got It! Female Qualities Pay-off in Business

Mike Michalowicz

million businesses in America in 2007, which were owned by women. Social Networking. Let’s face it – women are natural networkers. This is the very reason why husbands rarely ever manage the social calendar. In today’s business environment, mastering social media is mandatory, and the ladies absolutely have a leg up! Behavioral Influence Entrepreneurship Mindset Motivation advantages female entrepeneurship listening social networking women

8 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Programming Career

Software By Rob

has been in recession since December of 2007. social network & web portal companies… I have not experienced a slowdown at all.

Knowledge Retention: How to Protect Your Competitive Advantage


Nor is the knowledge loss limited to technical knowledge: It is not simply losing someone’s knowledge if they retire or leave the organization, it is also losing their social network, if you will, in terms of who they seek out for answers to questions in their domain.

Blogging Nostalgia and my 30 day Challenge

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It was a social network for the blogger community (later acquired by Yahoo in 2007), which when installed, showed where your visitors come from, what they read and where they go. Social bookmarking’ was a thing, and you wanted to get your links saved to

3 KPIs to Track For Your Social Media Success

Duct Tape Marketing

3 KPIs to Track For Your Social Media Success written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. If you’re in business and you’re not harnessing the power of social media you need to jump on that bandwagon now.

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

Both Sides of the Table I moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and as a VC who had built his career as a programmer, database designer, program manager, CEO then VP Products at Salesforce, I wanted to build a portfolio of software investments. BuzzFeed.

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Zhongguancun in Beijing – China’s Silicon Valley (Part 4 of 5)

Steve Blank

China has essentially closed its internal search, media and social network software market to foreign companies who wouldn’t play with the government rules on the Great Firewall. Facebook was too frightening to Chinese censors, so Renren is the leading social media player.

The Changing Structure of the VC Industry

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We’re all socially connected (so great businesses spread faster). 2007 was the watershed year. Summary: Cheap, mobile, social, global, always-on, one-click-purchase =.

[Review] Hatching Twitter


Twitter, which originated as an accidental side project of a failing Internet startup, first launched into prominence in 2007 when it landed best start-up in the blog category of the technology portion of annual festival SxSW that year.

Google+ Offers Great Business Potential :: Small Business.

Duct Tape Marketing

Headlines wonder if this is their answer to slow Facebook’s growing dominance in the social space. Facebook is a social network, built from the ground up for that purpose, by a company that does nothing else.

This Week in VC with Mo Koyfman of Spark Capital

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We had a special edition of This Week in Venture Capital this week shooting out of the Next New Networks offices in New York. Launched in 2007 in Los Angeles by Adam Bernhard and Konstantin Glasmacher. Social network app developer and ad network.

You Are Only Worth This Much On The Dark Web


That’s not news, but did you know that the items listed go far beyond credit cards or Social Security numbers? This information included can include name, billing address, mother’s maiden name, Social Security number, and date of birth.

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The Demise of Facebook’s Organic Reach

Duct Tape Marketing

Since its launch in 2007, Facebook’s Pages have promised businesses a free online presence with which to connect to customers, offering the opportunity to publish updates and promotional content directly into their news feeds. Facebook Social Marketing Social Media Ken Swanson

Send Share or Like Facebook Is Getting It Right

Duct Tape Marketing

The unfiltered nature of sharing stuff on Facebook and other social networks remains a business challenge.

Zhongguancun in Beijing – China’s Silicon Valley (Part 4 of 5)

Steve Blank

China has essentially closed its internal search, media and social network software market to foreign companies who wouldn’t play with the government rules on the Great Firewall. Facebook was too frightening to Chinese censors, so Renren is the leading social media player.

What Seems Like A Fundamental Flaw in Microsoft Outlook Social Connector

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been obsessed with the notion of email as the ultimate social network for a while. I wrote a post in 2007 titled Social Networks In Obvious Places that catalyzed me to thing harder about this as an investor. This morning, I noticed that Microsoft had released a beta of Microsoft Outlook Social Connector for Outlook 2010, 2007, and 2003. Tags: Email microsoft social connector

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Google Adds Reputation Management to Dashboard :: Small Business.

Duct Tape Marketing

It also appears that this is another way for Google to place emphasis on creating and using Profile pages – something that likely plays heavily in their plans for a social network of some sort.

Weekend Favs June Eighteen :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.

Duct Tape Marketing

Trumpia – All in one messaging platform that includes email, text, IM and voice broadcast as well as social network integration.

Special: 20 Israeli Startups Come to London for “New Media” Delegation

VC Cafe

Footbo - a football-centric social network that enables fans to follow leagues & competitions from around the world while easily connecting with fans from all locations. Ryz Media is a developer of a next generation remote control that is fun, simple and social.

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Google Finally Weaving Local Strategy :: Small Business Marketing.

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Both of these moved signal a renewed focus on making both Profiles and Places pages more important in their ecosystem and perhaps ultimately in a social network of some sort.