From the category archives:

sociel networks

Book Review: The Facebook Effect

by Ian Rosenwach 3.7.2011

This weekend while in Florida I read The Facebook Effect, by David Kirkpatrick. Overall it was a great read. I highly recommend it if you’re interested in what qualities are found in companies that get big fast.  Maybe even more so it’s a book about what makes great Technology and Internet Company leaders. This book […]

Read on →

Why Sharing Matters

by Ian Rosenwach 1.30.2011

I’ve been familiar with GetGlue for a while but haven’t been compelled to sign up.  For those of you that haven’t heard, GetGlue lets user check in to various activities, like watching a movie or sporting event. Today, I took the plunge. In this post I’ll tell you what compelled me to join GetGlue, and […]

Read on →

The Appeal of Chatroulette

by Ian Rosenwach 2.14.2010

I first heard about Chatroulette in New York Magazine.  Yesterday the New York Times got the founder, Andrey Ternovskiy, to talk about the site.  He’s a kid having fun.  Fred Wilson wants to meet him. Chatroulette may not be here to stay, but it means something and point to how to attract users on the […]

Read on →

RSS should be “unbundled”

by Ian Rosenwach 11.25.2009

Why, as a web Publisher, why can I not easily send an update to my RSS subscribers without publishing a new post? Let’s say I have 700 RSS subscribers, and this is the primary way that people read my content.  Would Publishers find it valuable to be able to send a direct message to these […]

Read on →

RSS has the potential to be the worlds biggest micro-content social network

by Ian Rosenwach 9.10.2009

Twitter, Facebook, and other micro-content social networks have a lot in common with RSS. You subscribe to content, be it a friend, Publisher, or a Twitter account. You read it all in a single place. You can unsubscribe. The content comes in snippets. RSS has been around for a while, but maybe we’re missing something. […]

Read on →

Friendfeed becomes Facebook Friendfood

by Ian Rosenwach 8.10.2009

Today Facebook acquired Friendfeed for approximately $50 million in cash and stock, according to the WSJ. I use Friendfeed for work, but not personally. We have 190 subscribers.  It seemed like a nice way to aggregate all our different social media feeds, and I put the widget on our blog.  I also wanted to reach […]

Read on →