27 February

Thinking About Facebook’s Expanded Like Button

Today Facebook rolled out a rather significant change: the Like button has replaced the Share button’s functionality. It’s an important transition because, at least for me, it has already changed my “liking” behavior. Auto-publishing a story to my wall makes me think differently about the simple action of liking… which I do several times a […]

26 February

Facebook Connect As a Registration & Login Flow

Reading OM’s article “My web without Facebook Connect“, I was reminded of an blog post I recently wrote and regularly reference (“Facebook as a conversion tool: registration flows.“).

24 February

Jibe Launches Mobile App at ‘Launch’ Conference

Polaris-backed company and former Dogpatch Labs resident, Jibe has had a very good couple weeks. As a reminder, Jibe uses Facebook and LinkedIn to better connect job-seekers and employees: ” JIBE connects you to people you already know at companies you want to work for and increases your chances of landing a great job.”

23 February

PokerStars.net Evokes Facebook, YouTube & Twitter in ESPN Ads

Posted in Advertising | Comments

Clever ad from PokerStars.net in the most recent ESPN The Magazine. It certainly grabs your attention with the use of prominent logo / font-types and it evokes the social appeal of online game-play. Furthermore, those logos are recognizable enough that it will attract readers otherwise uninterested in poker (such as myself). And whether or not […]

22 February

Amazon Instant Video Good for Google TV

It was my immediate reaction to hearing that Amazon Instant Video would be available: 1. Will it run on my Google TV? (check)

22 February

Facebook’s Slick Photo Tagging Interface / Interstitial

Facebook Photos continues to roll out new functionality. When uploading pictures yesterday, I noticed a new post-upload flow: “Who’s in these photos?” It is important for a few reasons.

19 February

Techmeme Figuring Out the Blend of Real-Time & Published News.

Posted in Social Media | Comments

I had the following post written and in the my blog’s queue (which is how I usually write / blog)…. and then something happened: Twitter and UberTwitter tussled.

18 February

Twitter: Want to keep using Twitter on your phone?

Fascinating…. way too early to have intelligent commentary on the Twitter / Uber Twitter developments (see here, here, here), but Twitter’s @Support response is fascinating:

18 February

Google Voice & GMail – More ‘In the River’ Marketing

I write a lot about product marketing and the concept of

17 February

Google’s Android Conveyor Belt

Posted in Mobile | Comments

Watch the below conveyor belt of Android devices and you understand why the platform is growing… and winning. Even though I am an iPhone user (and I love it) – I’d rather bet on the cross-device platform vs. the hardware (with specific operating system). It’s the debate of open vs. closed and this video captures […]

16 February

Redbox’s Smart Movie Promotion Aims to Validate Emails.

Redbox is a service I love, a product that is terrificly done and a business whose future is murky (negative: moving digital and Netflix as a competitor; positive: Netflix as an example of transitioning perfectly). One of underrated components of Redbox is their email interaction with customers… and in some ways, they are similar to […]

14 February

Last Minute Valentines Gift from JibJab

Posted in Web 2.0 | Comments

Need a last minute Valentines Day gift? JibJab has turned their popular Starring You product into the perfect personalized Valentines card. Using Facebook Connect, you can create ‘characters’ simply with their Facebook Photos and then share the result on the recipient’s wall. Example video is below!