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Facebook Introduces Interest Lists, 'Your Own Personal Newspaper'

Facebook Introduces Interest Lists, 'Your Own Personal Newspaper' | Tech strategy | Scoop.it
Facebook has just announced a new feature to help users curate the content that most matters to them. Interest Lists feature Pages and public personalities, with pre-curated options or the ability to personalize and create new lists.
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Why We're All Suddenly Obsessed With Pinterest | Fast Company

Why We're All Suddenly Obsessed With Pinterest | Fast Company | Tech strategy | Scoop.it

Pinterest is successfully riding a new trend wave in the social space, moving mechanisms for content sharing beyond connections (friends) and towards relevance, effectively broadening the social horizon for us content addicts

 

Similar to Delicious or StumbleUpon, Pinterest is a collaborative tagging system. Recent research has shown that these systems have powerful self-organizing behaviors. As the “wisdom of crowds” converges, it results in what is called a "folksonomy." Folksonomies dramatically lower the barriers to information sharing, as well as discovery. Pinterest “one-upped” the game on link-sharing by tacking on self-expression, a most vital social currency. It nailed information relevance and social behavior in a single package

 

Pinterest is truly embracing the spirit of the open web and finally bringing curation to life. It now empowers us to achieve two things that couldn’t easily be achieved simultaneously: story telling and traffic building. But most of all, Pinterest is solving the challenge of social content relevance quite elegantly.

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Newspapers: It's not a revenue problem, it's a culture problem

Newspapers: It's not a revenue problem, it's a culture problem | Tech strategy | Scoop.it
These variances suggest that the future of newspapers, rather than being determined entirely by sweeping trends, can be significantly affected by company culture and management — even at papers of quite different sizes.

 

That sense of inertia and the fear of failure are two of the biggest stumbling blocks holding some newspaper chains back from disrupting their own businesses instead of standing by and watching while others disrupt them. This is what media consultant Anil Dash of Expert Labs and Activate Media means when he says that more media companies need to “think like startups.”

 

 

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Zynga and the perils of becoming a platform

Zynga and the perils of becoming a platform | Tech strategy | Scoop.it
That might have been a fine relationship to have when Zynga was a scrappy little startup, but now that it’s a publicly traded company, its reliance on Facebook is a huge risk factor for investors. So it makes sense Zynga would want to have a little more control over where and how users access its games and a little more independence from Facebook.

 

But as time has gone on, there is evidence that it has become more and more difficult for game developers to stand out from the crowd on Facebook. Last month, IHS iSuppli reported that the percentage of all Facebook monthly active users visiting games on the site dropped from 50 percent to about 25 percent. With a growing amount of content being shared, it has become harder for gaming companies to attract new users on the social network.

 

 

 

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Twitter is Not a Social Network

Twitter is Not a Social Network | Tech strategy | Scoop.it
Twitter is a real-time information network powered by people all around the world that lets you share and discover what’s happening now.
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The two hottest apps you’ll “run into” at SXSW

The two hottest apps you’ll “run into” at SXSW | Tech strategy | Scoop.it
You remember the 2007 SXSW, right? Twitter dominated that. In 2009, Foursquare and Gowalla did. In 2011, group texting did. This year’s SXSW will be dominated by this new genre of “people discovery services.”
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South by serendipity

South by serendipity | Tech strategy | Scoop.it
Your phone now knows who you are, where you are, what you are doing and even who you might want to see. Thanks to services like Facebook, background location data, and the fact that all your friends now have smartphones, those devices can act as beacons, sending out information about us in the hopes of connecting with other likeminded individuals.

 

Highlight, which is one of those apps, is on fire right now, and CEO Paul Davison believes the holy grail of smartphone-assisted serendipity in now within our grasp. There’s value in knowing more about the people around us than we do today, according to him

 

 

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Twitter gobbles up Posterous team

Twitter gobbles up Posterous team | Tech strategy | Scoop.it

The acquisition means an even larger workforce for Twitter, which has been on a hiring spree. Headcount has doubled from 450 in mid 2011 to nearly 900, according to a recent report in Gawker

 

Posterous, which had raised $10 million from Y Combinator, Redpoint Ventures, Trinity Ventures and Jafco Ventures, had 15 million users as of September 2011 but had been long since passed by rival Tumblr, which is now serving 120 million users.

 

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