Very strange. I went to the Zvents blog a few minutes ago and they had a whole post here about how they are announcing that they are adding a “powered by Yahoo’s Web services” logo to their site and their geocoding API calls will be driving the percentage of “where” searches and user venue creates … Continue reading Zvents to announce they are going with Yahoo
Yahoo! Ethan Stock, CEO of Zvents, says that Yahoo is telling him that tomorrow they’ll take the limitations off of Yahoo’s mapping APIs. If that’s true, I have to really thank Yahoo for doing this. Why? Well, this puts the ball squarely in our court. Er, in Virtual Earth’s court. Disruption! Oh, I like this … Continue reading Zvents CEO says Yahoo to open up its map API
I’m sitting here with the Zvents team. In a house on Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley. I love the smell of startups! They have an interesting site that lets you find things to do. Right now it only works for the San Francisco Bay Area. They also have an interesting Web-based calendar where you … Continue reading Zvents: interesting events and calendar site
When Shel Israel co-authored Naked Conversations with me we interviewed about 180 companies about how they were using blogs and how that usage was changing their business. Today I’m watching companies and political candidates and seeing a new trend that I’ve written up as the “Social Media Starfish.” I just did two videos, one that … Continue reading Naked Conversations 2.0: How Google is disrupting the social media starfish
There’s a TON of reaction to my videos yesterday, but here’s the reactions that stood out in my searches this afternoon. SEOmoz (in a post where he ripped almost every opinion I had to shreds): “I used to respect Robert Scoble’s opinions.” Ethan Stock, CEO of ZVents, points out how fast Google found my post. … Continue reading "Scoble can't be more wrong"
Heh, instead of going to events today I stayed home and am playing with event sites. It must have been because of my visit to Upcoming.org yesterday (that’s my photo of Upcoming.org co-founder Gordon Luk). Anyway, Webware today writes about Yelp’s new events functionality, which focused my attention even more on the event sites. I’ve … Continue reading Yelp events compared to Upcoming; Incoming "bacn"
I linked the other day to Graham and he only got a handful of traffic. Actually, what he’s hit is something interesting: not every link on a blog is the same. The attention swings are quite dramatic. John Furrier, when I linked to him, told me he got 10,000 visits. Why the difference? Because my … Continue reading Graham studying the Scoble effect