Archive for the ‘Trends’ Category
Man, two posts in one day. What’s gotten into me?
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As I think about the current Facebook craze and the notion of it as an all-encompassing platform, sucking in functionality from other sites across the board, I find myself skeptical. With my Long Tail hat on, I think that one-size-fits-all will fail in social networking, just as it has everywhere else (which is why I like Ning, which suppresses its own brand for the sake of those of the microsites it hosts).
Instead, I think focused sites that serve niche communities will extract the best lessons
I mentioned to a friend the other day that the only way all these services get any of the user-contributed content that is critical to them is because people aren’t working anymore. They’re spending time on Facebook, or on Flickr, or writing reviews on Amazon, or Twitter, or on something else besides their actual work they get paid to not do.
People are lazy. Web 2.0 has us all right now being anything but lazy. We’re blogging. Writing reviews. Editing Wikipedia for the good of mankind. Social Networking so we
Inc. magazine’s annual ranking of Boomtowns just named Doba’s hometown–Orem, Utahâ€”with a 3.8 percent one-year job growth rate and an 8.6 percent five-year growth rate, the 9th best midsize city in America to do business in. The May issue (on newsstands now) reports the newest entrepreneurial hotbeds are in smaller communities found in places that have never before registered as business centers. To find where your city ranks visit www.Inc.com/bestcities.
While I can personally take pride in Inc. magazineâ€™s nodâ€”because after all, Doba, along with dozens and dozens of other locally-based companies, is helping that ranking by growing quickly, offering stable and well-paying jobs to those who qualify, and by just being successful at what we doâ€”the real story