May 13 2009

microscopic payments


Kudos to the Denver Post for having the gonads to ask consumers about the value proposition of micro payments. This kind of transparency is refreshing.

While consumer research like this can’t be relied on for detailed forecasting, the sentiment is overwhelming.  Sorry, newspapers, this math don’t hunt!

You’ll just have to innovate like the rest of us.

May 4 2009

twitter search: consumption becomes conspicuous


On Thursday, Twitter launched it’s search box universally throughout the twitter service.  Quoting from the Twitter Blog announcement.

With this newly launched feature, Twitter has become something unexpectedly important—a discovery engine for finding out what is happening right now. (emphasis added)

Twitter, the business, is making important intentions known.  Search is core to their evolving model.  It’s rapidly stepping up from the original founder’s concept of people updating each other with status messages into a role as a dominating force in the evolution of the live web.

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