Ok, so I am not the illustrious writer I wish I was, but I love to rant in short outburst about totally unrelated topics..so here goes.
Twitter Outages - Really? How many outages can a company have on a website on any given day? It's not like they are passing on photos or files...it is 140 characters!
Facebook - Privacy is a big issue and these guys have dropped the ball. Their CEO has said in the past that people are dumb to give him that much info...have you changed your privacy settings yet?
The iPad - What a great device! I love watching Netflix, playing games, surfing the web, checking email etc on mine. My COO uses his to work on...really work. His favorite apps are omnigraffle, imockups and iwork suite. Good battery life and quick start ups are a plus as well. Will it take over the laptop? As it sits today...no. Give it till the 3rd generation and then lets' talk.
LinkedIn - A mid-year prediction for everyone. Salesforce.com will buy LinkedIn and solidify itself even further as 'the' CRM of choice.
Trends - Did anyone see the news? For the first time, Facebook overtook Google as the number one US website for a week (roughly 7% of all website hits). With over 400 million users and growing, this company is on the move.
Search - We did a graph for a client yesterday showing that their #1 keyword/phrase wnet form 80K searches a day in 2004 to now under 40K searches per day, while during that same time span, Internet usage has more than doubled from 800 million users to over 1.8 billion.