2,500 people were interviewed with 45% saying they were watching some television shows online, with the French leading the way.
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One of the great things about the internet generally and some of the cool tools you have at your disposal is that everything is instant and very transparent.
The inter-connected world can know the minutest detail about your life, sometimes whether you want it to or not.
And sometimes the instant-ness of it all can result in huge and very public embarrassment.
Take this scenario:
Our second mesh conference got off to a great start this morning (if I do say so myself) with a keynote conversation I did with TechCrunch supremo Mike Arrington, followed by one that my co-organizer Rob Hyndman did with Austin Hill of Akoha and Tom Williams of GiveMeaning.com, and then the 15 Minutes of Fame with Octopz,
A supposedly false-alarm that Apple’s Leopard (their next OS) and their much-talked-gadget-phone iPhone being delayed, caused their stock to nose-dive knocking over $4 billion off their Market Cap. This is indeed a phenomenal development in the Blogosphere – a blog article can have that fundamental effect in the real work and real money.
New research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project has some fascinating statistics on how Americans use technology.
According to A Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users (PDF download), half of all American adults are only occasional users of modern information gadgetry, while 8% are avid participants in all that digital life has to offer.
Rafe Needleman, Josh Lowensohn, and Erica Ogg rated their five most favorite things for CNET, from the Web 2.0 Expo.
A popular and very funny session today was the session entitled “Venture Capital 2.0: Bright Future or Broken Forever?”. This session was moderated by Mike Arrington of Techcrunch who is a former VC himself and current angel investor. It appeared like it could be boring listen to a bunch of venture capitalists talk, but Arrington did a very nice job spicing it up with well-timed insults and jokes.
Last night in the hallway I heard about Spock, a new personal search service that will get turned on next week at the Web 2.0 Expo. I heard that TechCrunch will have a preview of the service soon, maybe even later today.
But, the person telling me this was alarmed at how much easier it was to troll through someone’s personal history than it is on Google or other search engines.
The relationship between a reporter and a company he (or she) is trying to write about is… well, complicated.
In some cases, it’s like two hostile nations trying to meet at Camp David, with each side compiling as much information — secret and otherwise — about their adversary, and each side trying to read between the lines to find out what the other party really meant. And sometimes those files get leaked, as they did in the case of Wired writer Fred Vogelstein.
According to a story on Wall Street Journal, the deal between Yahoo! and AT&T worth $250mn/year is at stake. Clearly, Yahoo! is not in a shape to accept such a major loss of revenue and might dip below red. In fact, the company has already suffered 5% of its market capitalization due to the reports of “renegotiations.”
Paul Slogan from Business 2.0 recently wrote a great article on the quest for the perfect online ad.
He discusses how although Google is the king of search, users only spend 5% of their time searching. With users spending 95% of their time on the Internet engaged in non-search related activities, how can you target them? I don’t think there is an answer, but here is how I would go about creating the perfect ad.
One of the primary reasons that MySpace has achieved such success in the realm of social networking is the ability for users to customize their profiles with layouts, music, videos, and assorted other widgets.
As the number of MySpace users continues to grow, however, the company is becoming less inclined to allow third parties to use their social networking site as a marketing platform for their services. Last weekend, MySpace began blocking widgets from Vidlife, Stickam, Revver, and Imeem.
Howard Dean led the way with his grassroots online efforts that brought his failed Presidential campaign millions in contributions. The Senator from Illinois has a campaign that wants to build on Dean’s work and avoid his mistakes.
Wikio, which is basically a European version of Digg (more on that later), just received a considerable amount of funding to continue its growth. Reports indicate that Lightspeed Venture Partners and Gemini Israel Funds have endowed the company with $5.3 million.
While last week’s suggestion that Yahoo was switching browser preferences without explicit permission, was a black mark for the company, it doesn’t come close to the allegations that Google has revealed confidential information about its users.
I had planned on publishing an in-depth review of the new Wikipedia-based search engine, WikiSeek, but it wasn’t supposed to launch until tomorrow and now TechCrunch has decided not to wait on their coverage.
It’s a little confusing around Wikipedia these days. You can search Wikipedia from within Wikipedia, or seek data from Wikipedia from WikiSeek. Eventually there will be another Wikipedia search from Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales and company, but everyone who thinks it will be called Wikiasari is mistaken because that’s a different project entirely and not the Search Wikia that Wales is developing.
Digital Rights Management (DRM) has been a topic of much buzz and speculation throughout the blogosphere over the past several months. With the advent of rival content providers offering music in non-DRM formats, the practice seems to be standing on its last legs.
You remember all the fun we had watching VH1’s “Pop-up Videos?” A start-up out of Israel has developed an interactive Web-based platform that lets users create their own pop-up videos by inserting comic-style speech and thought bubbles.
Techcrunch – Blog Archive – Facebook Beta Testing Social Bookmarking – Marshall Kirkpatrick has a post out saying that students with Facebook accounts from Berkeley and Stanford have been given access to a new bookingmarking feature on Facebook.
The overall accuracy of Alexa rankings aside, the traffic tool can be a nice predictor of what is to come, or at least what is popular among the Webmaster guilds. One of the newest additions to Alexa’s Top 300 reinforces a notion that is as unpopular as it is undeniable: the Internet is for porn.
TechCrunch blogger Michael Arrington received what he called a “nastygram” from Apple’s legal team after posting a video demonstration of the company’s new operating system Mac OS X 10.5. Arrington, a former lawyer, says they’re barking up the wrong tube.
If you don’t use Firefox, then you probably haven’t seen StumbleUpon, a toolbar that “helps you discover great websites.” That’s because it was only available for Firefox – until now. StumbleUpon has begun offering a version compatible with Internet Explorer.
The second coming? No, silly, Bible-centered social media. Having trouble finding that particularly obscure Bible verse? Lose your Strong’s Concordance? eBible.com, still in private beta (shouldn’t that be alpha/omega?), promises a Web 2.0 soul searching experience.
Though many bloggers are looking for more eyes on their content, some might be looking for fewer, if they have a tendency to be the target of abusive trolls. Now, Tumblr is adding what it calls a “simple layer of privacy to let you better …