Tag Archives: Beacon

Beacon and other forms of advertisement have no place in Social Interaction

Facebook is bringing us back Beacon again. According to Nick over at All Facebook Beacon had not really disappeared. It was just less intrusively in sight. A little storm appeared on Techmeme over it.. For the very few of you … Continue reading

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Facebook popularity will decline because of a wrong business model

In Dutch culture people rarely stand out of a crowd. There are a lot of sayings that (badly translated) essentially say something like: “just act normal, that’s crazy enough”, or “don’t stick your head out”. We all try to fit … Continue reading

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We need a revolution in ads, but this ain’t it yet

The Wall Street Journal just published an article written by  Esther Dyson, called “the Coming Ad Revolution”. It is an interesting article. I think Ms Dyson starts out right when she discusses the current bombardments of ad pressure that ultimately … Continue reading

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Social networking may be declining, social interaction won’t

I read a Business Week article this morning which suggests that the current MySpace generation is becoming fed up with the ad bombardments on the site. They seem to be spending less time on MySpace because of it. A quote … Continue reading

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Freedom to the people (part 2)

In a previous post I talked about some major changes I would like to see happening to the current web. The most important aspect of that is to provide the user freedom again. I said: More than 2006, when Time … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander van Elsas, Beacon, business model, Data Portability, Facebook, Flickr, freedom, interaction, on-line advertisement, privacy, Real life, social networks, SocialAds, Uncategorized, user centric web, web 2.0, web 3.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Freedom to the people

We are nearing the end of 2007 so human nature forces me to look back and forth, thinking about things that happened and things to come. I am by no means a good trend or technology predictor, but here’s my … Continue reading

Posted in Android Mobile OS, Beacon, business model, Facebook, freedom, Google, iPhone, Mobile Internet, OpenSocial, social networks, Uncategorized, web 2.0, web 3.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The art of becoming successful

Fred Wilson has written 2 excellent posts on his personal success/failure rate as a venture capitalist, and on the reasons why early stage ventures fail. It is good reading material, especially if you are not in the venture capital business … Continue reading

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Anyone care for a free lunch?

Chris Anderson, of the long tail, wrote a nice post about the “free” business model. He gets a lot of questions on that, as people are often confused how it works (someone has to pay the bill, and someone has … Continue reading

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Getting the turkey ready for Thanksgiving

A lot of fuzz this morning about Facebook’s SocialAds and Beacons. Charlene Li from Forrester got her first personal, unexpected and unwanted encounter with Facebook ads as she found to her surprise that in her Facebook newsfeed there was a … Continue reading

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The myth of SocialAds, Beacon and Insights: it ain’t gonna work!

The countdown continues. After I decided to write a post on the downfall of Facebook as their stealth ad system is being revealed, we are now on another day after. The day after Mark Zuckerberg announced his 3 way ad … Continue reading

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