Category Archives: facebook

What is wrong with the Crazy Baker website?

Via the New York Times, Mr. Hitzig, aka the Crazy Baker, made an appeal to the world to help with the question, “Why is the Crazy Baker getting such low conversion?”: Mr. Hitzig is savvy when it comes to Web … Continue reading

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Facebook indifference at work again

Last week, Facebook made a change resulted in small businesses losing the ability to create custom landing pages. Facebook later reversed their decision. Dennis Yu at Blitzlocal comment on the custom landing page change noting: this just underscores the risk … Continue reading

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Facebook has bigger problems than “like” and “fans”

Recently Facebook has been making a series of “privacy” changes in order to better convert peoples relationships into Facebook’s money. Dennis Yu of blitzlocal made some very valid points about Facebook’s latest effort. Facebook is revisiting “like” and “fan pages”: … Continue reading

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Reasons 21-30 why social media is not replacing email

The boo-hoo email is dead nonsense post from the dead tree media. The first 10 reasons why email is alive and well. The reasons 11 through 20 why email is not going away. And lastly reasons 21 through 30 why … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 sites have no “value” (but they are still worth something)

Last night, I went to an SVASE talk by Geoffrey Moore of MDV. I won the iPod Touch! Thanks SurfaceInk! (Bit of funniness the talk was held at Microsoft’s campus 🙂 ) He gave a work-in-progress talk on his effort … Continue reading

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BayPartners (Facebook AppCamp)

Angela Strange BayPartners (VC firm) They have a fund targeted at social networking applications, not just facebook applications. (Once again notes will be edited as time permits) 300 million fund looking to fund applications that are built on f8 or … Continue reading

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Sometrics (Facebook AppCamp)

Presenter: Sometrics (missing card right now) Claim to give better data on who the best users are. social metrics – sometrics more than just traffic — impressions, uniques, visits … go deeper. only 10 friends but converts 10 friends — … Continue reading

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Mike Sego (Facebook AppCamp)

Presenter: Mike Sego Fluff-Friends Fastest growing “pets” application on facebook. (Notes will be edited as time permits) Secret to success is being “cute” — emotional connection Pushing information into newsfeed runs risk of flooding newsfeed with too much information. First … Continue reading

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RockYou (Facebook AppCamp)

Held 20 Oct 2007. This batch of notes is not mine, so it will probably not be edited too much. Presenter: Eric Yieh RockYou – Facebook, is 7x more viral than bebo. because of there – superwall, Xme, zombies/vampires, – … Continue reading

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Blake Commagere (Facebook App-Camp notes)

Presenter: Blake Commagere Founder, VP of Engineering & CMO Mogad, Inc. Create the Vampire App for Facebook platform. Also work heavily on the Causes Facebook application. (Notes are raw and unedited, editing will occur as I get the chance!) most … Continue reading

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