Blogs – who hasn’t read one? Or maybe you’ve even written one. Chances are one of those blogs was built on WordPress – the world’s most popular blogging platform. Now, the mastermind behind WordPress and Automattic is here to share some interesting and powerful insights. Here is an enlightening and inspiring fireside chat with Reid Hoffman and Matt Mullenweg, co-founder, WordPress and founder and CEO, Automattic. In this LinkedIn Speaker Series, Reid and Matt discuss:
- Lessons learned from WordPress and Automattic
- Matt’s vision of how content will run on the Internet
- The relationship between content and social networks
- Distributed workforces and how that works for entrepreneurial projects
Also, Matt reveals the o2 / Oxygen project.
The study—subtitled “How to Win in the Collaborative Economy”—is the result of analysis of more than 90,000 consumers in the US, Canada and the UK. Working with Vision Critical’s cloud-based insight community technology, Jeremiah Owyang set out to develop a better understanding of how people collaborate with businesses and with each other. The 30-page report is loaded with information that lends clarity to a nascent collection of companies and marketplaces that seem, at first glance, unfocused and scattered. The report establishes a schema for how to think of much of the sharing/collaboration space—at least for now—while delving into demographic breakouts that should help marketers and others target their efforts more efficiently. [Source]
Google+ now has more active users than Twitter. Google+ and YouTube are slowly integrating so when you put the numbers together they are actually about the size of Facebook. Facebook, however, also has Instagram and Instagram is exploding along with the revived Reddit that have slowly become a top 10 destination with potential to be a member of the big four (currently Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn).
To celebrate his birthday this coming weekend, here’s a Dr. Seuss-inspired Twitter guide.
By Steven Millward, Tech In Asia.
For every leading social site or app in Silicon Valley and the West, China has a few – sometimes a dozen – comparable web services. It’s a sign of a strong local tech ecosystem married to a preference for China-made services – or, in several cases, they’re replacements for things that have been blocked by the Great Firewall. Either way, China’s social media landscape is a hard one to navigate. That’s why social business intelligence company CIC makes a helpful infographic each year showing the comparable Chinese apps to popular services. [Read the full article in Tech In Asia here]
Read the full report here.
When Twitter announced their new Card Analytics, the Internet of Data-ness got a little more awesome. Their new features are an indication of how the world of social and digital are becoming even more connected, and it makes us joyful to know it’s the data that binds us. For a kickstarter to the inner workings of Twitter Cards and their analytics, check out the little slideshare below.
Audience size vs market value per user for select internet/social brands. Google is almost off the chart. Facebook buys more power (Instagram/WhatsApp) with its IPO fortune. Yahoo, Baidu and Twitter struggling to catch up. Apple and Microsoft looking on as it happens. But I think Microsoft still owns 1,7% of Facebook. Probably the best investment Steve Ballmer ever did.