I am happy we will still get his POV on Apple from Techcrunch and happy that he will be a part of bringing legit tech start ups to life- but part of me is kind of sad to not have him in full force on the editorial side. His cranky, yet spot on reporting is one of the highlights of my day. Hopefully parislemon.com will continue to bring us news about Apple and all other tech goodness/crapness. Either way, a big good luck to you MG!
MG Siegler writes for Techcrunch that LinkedIn is now their number two traffic referrer, surpassing Twitter.
As I wrote a few months back on this blog, it’s the huge potential in LinkedIn Today and Signal, adding context and direction to the clusterfuck of info that is Twitter. To see it eclipse Twitter as a referrer this quickly for a news destination like Techcrunch is simply mind blowing though.
To better understand the web’s new unfolding discovery matrix, I highly recommend this read (also on Techcrunch funny enough) from Mahendra Palsule, who is a Techmeme editor, and self-described platform-agnostic tech geek.
I was browsing through my archives , and I chanced upon parislemon ’s post on Facebook, and their new feature, Timeline. This one particular passage just struck me. Brilliant insight, I think.
There’s one massive problem in the social space: everyone is competing for the same user time. But most services compete by piling on features that erode that time even quicker. They’re offering up services that if I use, it means I’ll have even less time to actually enjoy life. That’s not a sustainable model. Being “social” online has become far too much work.
Facebook has clearly been thinking about this problem. And now they have a way to tap the power of social without thinking about it. That’s the future of the space. It’s not about needing a share button. It’s about not needing a share button. “