I think it’s funny and the perfect way to bring back MySpace. The whining tones of missing your girl and wanting to get back together, they help you get over the moment of – I’m so over MySpace. And then you can see the new design for what it is – focused on music and fans, pictures and sharing links.
But can MySpace – with all the brand recognition – get something going?
The market is full of similar social networks with the same features. The only advantage is to serve a niche – like resumes with Linkedin or photos with Pinterest – and music is MySpace’s niche. If they can maintain focus on that, build some momentum, and bring some respect back to the name, then I think they have a chance.
Don’t forget to sign-up for an invite to the New MySpace.
Peter Kafka got a chance to ask Reddit founder, Alexis Ohanian, “How Reddit Got Obama”:
There’s not a lot to it. I’ve gotten to know quite a few folks in the WH & Obama campaign team over the years and it was always something I brought up when I got the chance. There are quite a few redditors at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and at the campaign HQ — given the prominence of reddit, it’s an easy sell.
I’ve met Alexis and that’s really how he is, but there has to be more to it than that. Read the rest of Peter’s article for the answer (hint: nope that’s really it).
Here are my two favorite question/answers from the whole event:
What’s the recipe for the White House’s beer?
Obama: It will be out soon! I can tell from first hand experience, it is tasty.
The most upvoted link, 1604 votes, shows this picture -http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3qop0b/
Redditor: This may be the most appropriate use of this meme in reddit’s history.
Who’s your favourite Basketball player?
Obama: Jordan – I’m a Bulls guy.
Redditor: damn right you are
For a complete listing of the session visit Alex Howard’s rundown on Google Plus.
WordPress is no doubt a very popular web publishing platform for blogs and other types of websites. But just how popular is it?
We just completed a study and found that WordPress is in use by 48 of the top 100 blogs in the world. This is an increase from the 32 we recorded three years ago.
Other developments since then include that custom blog publishing platforms are more common now, TypePad has all but disappeared from the top 100, Tumblr has made an entrance, and some companies really don’t want to spill the beans about what solutions they use.
more details about the top 100 blogs - Pingdom
The next five most popular blogging platforms are (number of top 100 blogs using them):
- Custom (14)
- Movable Type (7)
- Drupal (6)
- Gawker (5)
- Blogsmith (4)
And, the full list:
I don’t often talk about myself on this blog, but I can’t pass this up. This week I modeled in a geek fashion show (wearing Marc Jacobs) and had my first surfing action-shot. I’m pretty excited about both because the above photo was on the Vanity Fair website and the below photo is from a fun new group of surfers starting a DIY revolution in the sport.
That’s me bodysurfing with a handplane – a great photo from Shawn Parkin.
WhichFlicks is a website that allows you to sort through thousands of movies and television shows on Netflix. With that many options there is always something to watch the trouble is finding it.
With this website you have the ability to sort by Netflix Stars, Rotten Tomato Ratings, date, genre, audience (MPAA rating), and by people (actors, directors).
It is a far superior way to find something to watch, compared to the native Netflix search and recommendation system. It compares very well to Instant Watcher, a site that provides a similar service. Which Flicks is definitely easier and cleaner to use, while Instant Watcher has many more lists and details.
The best unique feature in Which Flicks is the “Upcoming” movies section. I really enjoy this section because Netflix doesn’t often promote its future content.