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Archive for October, 2007

Tod Sacerdoti, CEO of the online video ad network Brightroll, notes that video impressions will soon pass number of searches.

1. U.S. video impressions will pass core search impressions in the next three months
2. U.S. video impressions

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Virtual worlds are big and will continue to grow – over $1bn has been invested in 35 virtual worlds in the last year. A recent eMartketer report on virtual worlds notes that:

eMarketer estimates that 24% of the 34.3

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People are asking what a widget is worth, and in particular what a Facebook app is worth. Lance Tokuda, CEO of Rockyou (a Lightspeed company), received a lot of coverage when he told the NY Times that the Superwall app

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In May I posted about a NY Times article that showed that making popularity data public made hits bigger and that talent was only one factor in this equation – the taste of the early adopters was more significant.

A …

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One of my consumer internet predictions for 2007 was that social network widgets would find a business model. There are a number of conferences coming up over the next few weeks that will address this, including Graphing Social Patterns, …

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From today’s NY Times, a core Facebook (college aged) user notes:

Facebook did not become popular because it was a functional tool — after all, most college students live in close quarters with the majority of their Facebook friends

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O’Reilly points to a great Compete blog entry giving stats for Facebook. Note that these are US only numbers:

Of the 22 Million people who logged into Facebook in August, nearly 21 Million go on to check their profile

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Bokardo has a good post recently, about finding the primary pivot of your social media site where he notes:

Over time, the primary pivot of social software has shifted away from the topic thread and toward the person.

As he …

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Yahoo’s new search product has just launched to positive reviews. I think it’s pretty great as well.

The Yahoo search blog outlines most of the new changes, but they can be summarized in one phrase; the new Yahoo search …

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Well, we’re well and truly into the fall conference season. For readers who are interested, I’ll be speaking at the following conferences this month and next:

    Graphing Social Patterns in San Jose (Oct 7-9), focused on both the business and …

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