When I Have This Kind of Weather on a Holiday…
…you don’t get much of a blog post.
That said, I have had a few miscellaneous thoughts on my mind that I thought might entertain you:
- LinkedIn’s IPO scares me a little bit. When you compare it to Twitter and Facebook, I think it is the weakest social network… I think that long term, people will not want to separate their professional lives from their social lives and will prefer to live in a more Creative Class, Free Agent Nation type environment where work becomes an extension of who they are and what they like to do. Well, LinkedIn is about what you do for money, and I’m hoping there isn’t much of a market in that as the new economy emerges. That said, LinkedIn went first and, no matter what, they will become a benchmark for the days that Twitter and Facebook go public. If that benchmark is sufficiently low enough it could pop our bubble. Not saying it will be that low, just saying it could be.
- Someone at Social Times is using their head. A potential merger of Google and Sprint would be very interesting indeed. Imagine a phone company that could create customer loyalty by differentiating on what they offer in phones (an integrated google voice, google talk, gmail, phone communication device) instead of trying to sucker you with long term contracts. Could shake up the smart phone world as we know it today.
Agree with me? Think either of these should be further developed in to their own post?