Sunday, June 25, 2006

Told ya so.

Its always good to qualify your ideas with those of respected peers.
Forbes.com has echoed my sentiments towards Mark Zuckerberg and his non-empire.
This was on the "10 Who Don't Matter" List
Mark Zuckerberg
Founder, Facebook
In entrepreneurship, timing is everything. So we'll give Zuckerberg credit for launching his online social directory for college students just as the social-networking craze was getting underway. He also built it right, quickly making Facebook one of the most popular social-networking sites on the Net. But there's also something to be said for knowing when to take the money and run. Last spring, Facebook reportedly turned down a $750 million buyout offer, holding out instead for as much as $2 billion. Bad move. After selling itself to Rupert Murdoch's Fox for $580 million last year, MySpace is now the Web's second most popular website. Facebook is growing too - but given that MySpace has quickly grown into the industry's 80-million-user gorilla, it's hard to imagine who would pay billions for an also-ran.

Now listen, Myspace and Facebook capture a different market. Where myspace is for people looking to broadcast their unique page with cluttered nonsense and raunchy photos, Facebook is for sorostitutes looking to prove how many friends they have by creating "hot groups". Now, I personally enjoy facebook for its simplicity and its use as a digital rolodex for my old college buddies. I still think that it will inevitably be phased out just like friendster. Its not that difficult to transfer to a new site, especially if all your Greek hommies are doing it. Just wait until the next web 2.0 social networking site with ease and simplicity of google projects. Wait a minute...

Saturday, June 17, 2006

The Edge

We are tetering on the edge right now.

Web 2.0 technologies are bubbling over, yet no one has the solution NOW!

The solution I am referring to is an ultimate Webtop that enables seamless access both public and private to your personal storage. A world where every file has metatags and where all media content is instantly scalable to flow through datapipes of all sizes.A flickrization of all files. A Youtube for life. A world where your storage limitation is the size of your personal network RAID array.

While uber-giant Microsoft is too gumpy to get anything launched, the rest of the world is scrambling to change the way our global network of computers operates.

Look out Cuban. Look out Box.net.
WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT IS MORE STORAGE AND BETTER ACCESSABILITY!

Maxtor's new Fusion product claims to be an AJAX based web 2.0 app that offers products to "Personalize, Organize and Socialize" the data on your personal 500 GB HD. This could be the solution that we have all been waiting for, yet maintaining local storage is a quite dangerous. Ideally, I would prefer to have my data (all umteen terabytes of it) stored in several secure server locations. You know those fireproof earthquake-proof rooms in the basement of Virtucon.
http://www4.maxtor.com/PressCenter/
http://www.seagate.com/cda/newsinfo/newsroom/releases/article/0,1121,3209,00.html
http://www.macworld.com/news/2006/06/14/fusion/index.php?lsrc=mcrss

FABRIKINC has something interesting up their sleeve.