Photo of the Week: There seems to be a bit of a chill in the air and ice is probably on its way as we enter December.
Somewhat Frank Weekly Tidbits: 12.01.2007
NASDAQ Internet Index - No Microsoft, News Corp?
This week we saw the launch of a new Nasdaq stock market index tracking only Internet companies, called the NASDAQ Internet Index. The index (^QNET) will track a diverse range of companies covering "Internet access providers, Internet search engines, web hosting, website design, and Internet retail commerce." Read/Write Web lists all the companies included in the new index.
Divorce360 To Walk You Through That Statistically Inevitable Breakup
Over fifty percent of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce and Divorce360 focuses on helping couples get through the hard times of divorce.
Facebook: New Ad Plan
John Battelle highlights how Facebook has released the details of its new approach to user control.
Facebook’s China Strategy
Facebook announced that it had closed an additional $60M investment from Li Ka-shing.
Who's going to win the spectrum auction?
Google explains on the corporate blog that they see the upcoming 700 megahertz spectrum auction at the Federal Communications Commission as one of the best opportunities consumers will have to enjoy more choices in the world of wireless devices. They went on to announce they will be bidding on the wireless spectrum.
Why do we work on things that don't matter?
Startup teams have entirely too much to do. And yet, I'd suggest (and others, apparently, agree) many of us spend a lot of time doing things that ultimately don't help the success of our company. Why is that? Evan Williams posted a poll a few weeks ago asking what the single biggest unnecessary cost of time for your startup was (out of eight possibilities) and now has done some interesting analysis on the poll results.
AOL’s Propeller Moving in the Right Direction
Propeller, formerly known as Netscape, has reportedly hit the 400,000 user mark as Mashable takes a closer look.
The Economics of Blogging for Attention
There are many different motivations for blogging and some do not involve money. Read/Write Web explores the economy of blogging for attention.
Attack of the interns: recommendations and drag-and-drop
Google Reader now has drag-and-drop and content recommendations thanks in large part to their crafty interns.
Social Site Rankings (October, 2007)
ComScore sheds some light on the metrics of the "social sites" of the Web.
Linkbait 101: How To Create Linkable Content and Get Others to Link to It
Search Engine Journal explains web linkbait.
Internet Could Max Out in 2 Years, Study Says
Consumer and corporate use of the Internet could overload the current capacity and lead to brown-outs in two years unless backbone providers invest billions of dollars in new infrastructure, according to a study released last week.
The next step in Digg clones
Dave Winer wants starting a Digg-like community to be as easy as creating a weblog on blogger.com. Just fill in a form, click Submit and off we go. Sounds like "Digg in a box" to me - I think we will see this happen.
A Health 2.0 Overview, Through the Eyes of a New Diabetic
Richard MacManus editor of Read/Write Web recently found out he has diabetes and went on to highlight and showcase a number of health services which helped him to educate him on diabetes.