Trolls are the anonymous conversation killers of the online world. Yet I think they do provide something valuable: an insight into the human condition.
Tom Foremski: IMHO
Former Financial Times reporter Tom Foremski writes about Silicon Valley business trends and the intersection of technology and media.
Tom Foremski reports on the business and culture of Silicon Valley at the intersection of technology and media.
I've had my iPhone since the day it came out. I love everything about it except the phone part (AT&T is nowhere as good as Sprint).
[Updated: To clarify Videoegg is not closing, it is closing its doors to user generated content.]User generated content was supposed to be a goldmine.
Trolls are anonymous people that take the time to write abusive jibberish in comment sections and in online forums.But there are literary giants among the trolls, and they peak through the online chatter now and again.
The topic of trolls, people who take time to leave inane, usually abusive comments, that kill conversation on blogs, and forums, and other types of social media is interesting.Check back later this week for more on trolls and my theory about troll culture...
The more I look at it the more I'm convinced that Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, will replace Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle when he retires.
I've been thinking about the economics of Long Tail businesses. Check my math:Long Tail businesses are based on aggregating huge numbers of micro-markets.
I've been thinking about the economics of the long tail and its impact on the business of Silicon Valley's largest Internet companies and discovering some very interesting issues, which have lead me to some startling conclusions. But please check my math...
Google's recent acquisition of ad network Doubleclick means it is also owner of Doubleclick's Performics, a leader in search engine optimization (SEO) services. Google is in constant battle with SEO companies because they go beyond its basic SEO rules and trick its algorithms into a higher rank for a web site.
The CEOs of the largest US tech companies this week lobbied the government for protection against patent infringement lawsuits, and for support of several key policies.Technet, the organization representing the chief executives of the largest US tech companies, unveiled its "2008 Innovation Policy Agenda" at an event in Washington, D.