Dotcom Crash 2.0: UGC Tears before Bedtime

Short version: When you choose to co-create with a company, the sustainability of your content rises and falls with the fortunes of that company. If Flickr, Second Life, YouTube or *insert name of fave blogging software* vanishes, so does your hard work. … hush now, dry your eyes.The technology-heavy NASDAQ Composite index peaked in March…

Vertical Search statistics

Sticking it here on blog because I don’t want to lose it again: $7.4 billion was spent on search engine marketing in 2005 (16% of which was business-to-business). More than 40% of the average marketer’s budget is devoted to search. Nearly 38% of Yahoo’s advertisers are defined as b-to-b. More than 50% of Google’s target…

Google Sight Seeing (maps)

My new addiction is googlesightseeing – why bother seeing the world for real? – people send him Google satellite images of people and places around the earth doing crazy things. One of a guy peeing in the desert in Africa (thrilling discussion here), “keeping up with the Joneses” (rows and rows of long piers in…

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