Friday, July 28, 2006

How to not suck at MySpace

Great piece of advise and I reckon, he is absolutely right..

These are the main "NINE" things that drive you nuts, when you enter some pages...

Read on..

  • Don’t use insane colors that people can’t read without burning their retinas. (We’re an exception because we’re experts, so shaddup!)
  • Don’t use busy background images. For example: spaghetti, rubble, porn, etc. This makes it hard to read any text on top and pisses me off. In fact, just don’t use images for your background because you’ll undoubtedly screw it up, fool.
  • Don’t list your income. I repeat: Do not list your income. I can’t believe how many people do this! ....

For the rest of the article, click below link...

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Friday, July 21, 2006

Google and MySpace: Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda!!

In the latest (July) issue of Wired magazine, Rupert Murdoch claims that Google……could have bought MySpace three months before we did for half the price.

They thought, ‘It’s nothing special. We can do that.’”

So that means Google could have acquired MySpace a year ago for about $290 million.

Talk about a strategic blunder… the thought of Google and MySpace, combined, boggles the mind.

Instead, Google is left thinking of what could have been.

And to add insult to injury, it may turn out that not acquiring MySpace may end up being more expensive for Google!

As widely reported, MySpace is now the largest source of search traffic for Google, accounting for over 8% of their inbound traffic as of early May.

That essentially means that MySpace is responsible for about $400 million of Google’s annual revenues.

Knowing this, MySpace is trying to capitalize by holding an auction for its search business. If Google wins, it will end up sharing a significant percentage of that $400 million with MySpace… John Battelle thinks the split to MySpace will be close to 90%. And Google would need to pay it every year.

Needless to say, had Google acquired MySpace, no such payments would have to be made.

For more on this article, click below link

[Article Coutesy : Robert Young]

Now for some personal comments...

Yeah... in all management perspectives... it does seem and in fact may be a strategic blunder..

But for all big corporations, just like in politics, it is imperative to have a strong "so-called opposition" for their survival so as to retain their position..

Now, this is something most corporates or even politicians can afford, because if they slip.. they are history

When you can pay someone to retain their current position, don't you think that this is a small investment..

As they say, once you know your enemy, it is better to treat him as your friend... [not that they are enemies, but in this case it is the competiiotion]

Well.. who knows... it is too big for us to comprehend !!

Saturday, July 15, 2006


Anybody happen to catch Nightline last night on ABC?

In case you didn't, one of the hot topics discussed was MySpace.

It is no secret to anyone who reads the newspaper or watches the 6 o'clock news that MySpace has been in the limelight because of "sexual predators" trying to "abduct and corrupt" the youth of the world.

To this I say Bullcrap!

Read more of this in Michelle's Blog... The link is given below

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

How to Claim Your MySpace Blog on Technorati

Technorati is now tracking MySpace blogs, which means MySpace users can now claim their blogs on Technorati.

If you are a MySpace user and new to Technorati, the first thing you'll want to do is claim your blog. Basically, this means that you identify yourself to Technorati as the owner of your MySpace blog. It allows you to properly categorize your blog and receive a blog ranking.....

For more info on this, visit below link..

Technology Evangelist

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Friday, July 07, 2006

Technorati Indexing MySpace Blogs

Some people, in fact a lot of people feel MySpace blogs are not blogs and they lack decent quality. Although I disagree with them, their points are debatable and sometimes convincing

Basically, they say that MySpace make the ultimate mistake of calling blog entries “blogs”.

To quote an article by Steve Rubel ..

[They are not “blogs”, they are “posts” or “entries”. “Blogs” are the collection of entries or posts. People don’t write journals. They write Journal entries. Likewise, captain’s don’t record logs…. They record log entries. So why do MySpacers think they are writing blogs? They are writing entries in their blogs, or writing entries for their blogs or even writing entries on their blogs, but they are not writing blogs...]

And now Technorati is indexing these guys as if they have the same credence as, say, Boing Boing or Steve Rubel.

Meeoow, surely some myspace bloggers won't take this lying down

Anyway, definitely myspace could do with an upgrade on their blog facilities..

For more on this article visit ..

[Article Courtesy : Steve Rubel ]

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Top 10 Blog Networks by Unique Visitor

Seems to be a lot of talk in the Blogosphere on Metrics since HitWise muddied the water with the MySpace - Yahoo comparison a couple of days ago.

Visitation to blogs continues to grow rapidly, showing a 56-percent increase during the past year

And just when Nielson came up with a study about podcasting and blogs Comscore comes out with a study showing the popularity of blogs.

The Comscore gives direct numbers of uniques

For more info on this, visit below link

[Article Courtesy : , Web Metrics]

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