Erschienen am 11.1.2015
A Teenager’s View on Social Media
Andrew Watts, Medium
„In short, many have nailed this on the head. It’s dead to us. Facebook is something we all got in middle school because it was cool but now is seen as an awkward family dinner party we can’t really leave.“
3000 Wörter, Lesedauer 7 Minuten
Decentralize All The Things!
Jon Evans, TechCrunch
„They gave us a fully decentralized Internet and we used it to build web services–Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, iCloud–so massively centralized they verge on being quasi-medieval fiefdoms. Now we’re building the Internet of Someone Else’s Things, wherein every room of every home will contain devices controlled by servers the homeowners don’t know, control, or understand.“ Dazu auch Konrad Lischka, Verschwindet gerade das Mitmach-Netz?
1200 Wörter, Lesedauer 3 Minuten
The Real Story Behind Jeff Bezos’s Fire Phone Debacle
Austin Carr, Fast Company
„What makes the Fire Phone a particularly troubling adventure, however, is that Amazon’s CEO seemingly lost track of the essential driver of his company’s brand. It’s understandable that Bezos would want to give Amazon a premium shine, but to focus on a high-end product, instead of the kind of service that has always distinguished the company, proved misguided.“
6500 Wörter, Lesedauer 15 Minuten
John Herrman, The Awl
„What the shift to Facebook video means is that Facebook is more interested in hosting the things media companies make than just spreading them, that it views links to outside pages as a problem to be solved, and that it sees Facebook-hosted video as an example of the solution.“ In seiner Serie „The Content Wars“ analysiert John Hermann das schwierige Verhältnis von Plattformen und Publishern.
1000 Wörter, Lesedauer 3 Minuten
Traffic Sources to the Priceonomics Blog in 2014
Rohin Dhar, Priceonomics
„While Facebook sends lots of traffic to us if one of our articles goes viral, posting said article to the Priceonomics Facebook Page does pretty much nothing any more. Posting on Twitter or emailing things to our readers is much more effective for us than posting on Facebook. We can only imagine how swindled companies that spent millions promoting their Facebook pages must feel. What a monumental waste of money.
850 Wörter, Lesedauer 2 Minuten