Wyatt Earp Gun And The Celeb Possession Obsession

Wyatt Earp Gun And The Celeb Possession Obsession

By Ashley Olds April 19, 2014

Wyatt Earp’s heater just sold for $225,000 at an auction. Thought to be the firearm from his gunfight at O.K. Corral, the boom town itinerant’s boomstick was ultimately bought by a New Mexican telephone bidder. Along with his newly acquired …

Yahoo! Shares Links, Adds More Value To Its Homepage
Erick Schonfeld writes that, "visitors to Yahoo’s homepage will start to see links going to blogs and media sites that don’t have a syndication deal with Yahoo."

Facebook Bubble Cult Pushes Value To $100 Billion

Put your coffee down, you’ll spit it. Facebook cheerleaders, from within what must be a social networking tunnel (or cave?), have transformed themselves into prostrate worshipers, transubstantiating reason to whatever the digital equivalent is of 72 virgins.

Gmail Storage Ticks Upward, Lags Yahoo, AOL

Google has given the storage counter for Gmail a little boost to its spin, but believe it or not they could be doing more.

Values And Egos Inflate: The Bubble Returns

A $750 billion Google? A $15 billion Facebook? $100 million for TechCrunch? Valuations like these are inspiring one of three reactions: laughter; elation; and déjà vu all over again. Even as that word is at the back of everyone’s (well, at least the skeptic’s) mind, some analysts say fat times are ahead in e-commerce.

How Do You Value Podcast Content?

CEO of Gigavox Media, Michael Geoghegan answered that question in a video interview with WebProNews report Kara Ratliff at the Podcast Expo.

(non)Value of Open Communities

Many web companies significantly profit from the appearance that they are open, but anything of value eventually needs to have some limitations placed on it. In spite of no longer having MovableType installed on this server, the mt-comments file is one of my most requested files. Registration moves you away from The Tragedy of the Commons to something more sustainable.

SES – More Takeaways

Continuing with the theme of providing the most value from Search Engine Strategies San Jose, here’s what I found useful in Day 2. The session was called Personalization, User Data & Search and featured Jonathan Mendez, Richard Zwicky, Dave Davies, Gord Hotchkiss, Sep Kamvar and Tim Mayer.

Bolt.com Drops Dead

I suspect that Bolt.com has received more traffic in the last few hours than it did in the past week.  Unfortunately (for Bolt), people aren’t using the video-sharing site; they’re looking at its corpse.

Is Link Authority Dead (Dying)?
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After extensive gaming, Google’s algorithm (it is assumed) shifted from using the quantity of links as an indicator of source authority, to measuring the quality (reputation) of the linker in order to determine relevancy. Gamers are still there though, this time with bigger budgets, and things may be about to change again – most likely to a much more complicated game.

Online Consumers Value Privacy

Consumers are willing to pay extra to buy items from online retailers when they know how a retailer’s policies will protect their privacy, a new Carnegie Mellon University study shows.

Yahoo Real Estate Has Value

A new Home Values section of Yahoo Real Estate has launched, providing a look at home estimates and information related to the local area of a prospective home.

CNN Site Sees Value In Local Coverage

I’ve always thought it was kind of sad when local news networks try to cover national stories; they just don’t have the resources.  But when national news networks try to cover local stories, the problem can still apply.  The CNN site – a leader among national news sources – is going to see if it can avoid this issue while it increases local coverage.

CNN Site Sees Value In Local Coverage
CNN Site Sees Value In Local Coverage
CNN Site Sees Value In Local Coverage

Professional Associations – Redefine Value

There’s still time for professional associations to redefine their value to members, but I’m not aware of any such initiatives among any of these groups. The clock is ticking.

Easy Social News Links
Social news sites come to prominence largely over the controversies associated with people gaming them, and without people gaming them few would ever garner a critical mass. Marketers spamming a social news site is part of the growth cycle.

RSS Has Filters
Scott Karp mentioned that RSS has no value without a filter. RSS already has filters, but most people probably do not use them to their full potential.

  • Your top trusted editors in each category already are human editors / filters. As you go deeper into any category you find more duplication.
  • Many blog platforms allow you to subscribe to an individual category.
Marketers Learning Value of Social Networks
Fox Interactive Media – and about half a dozen other companies – conducted a study to determine the value of social media for marketers. Sampling 3,000 US internet users, they discovered…