Guy Kawasaki has an awesome post about sucking down. Er, paying attention to the “little people.”
Hey, Guy, that is your best post yet and that’s no sucking up!
Seriously, I’ve won more than my fair share of good times in life by paying attention to these rules.
Doug Mahugh demonstrates the power of “I paid for this” rather than “cool thing I got for free.” Yes, I actually did spend my own money on my Cingular 2125.
He bought my phone after several other people around him also bought it and says “the hype is true: this phone rocks.”
Shel Israel also bought one and says something similar: “Short summary. I love this phone. It is a life changing piece of technology.”
I’m on the troll through my RSS feeds. One of the feeds I subscribe to is Ethan Kaplan. He’s the director of technology for Warner Bros Records.
The other day he gave a lecture at University of California Santa Barbara and found some interesting things:
- About 1/3 had a MySpace profile.
- Roughly 90% had FaceBook profiles.
- Five people, all guys had heard of digg
- No one had heard of BoingBoing, Delcious, memorandum or NewsVine.
- About 15 had the Arctic Monkeys CD. None had paid for it
- Only a few had actually bought music in the last month
- About 20 had heard about the Sony DRM scandal
This is an awesome list of the companies that are competing for your attention on the Web. What is Web 2.0? It’s the 2006 Web. Thanks to Bob Stumpel for creating the list of everything Web 2.0.
Developer Nick Swan is looking to get together with people tonight at the Venetian in Las Vegas. I’m already committed to something else, but I’m sure we’ll have a few other meetups this week.