82 Social Media Sites

People often ask me which are the top social media sites. Here is a list of 80 social media sites for a global website (active in over 100 countries). Since it’s a global site, there are many social sites that are nearly unknown in the US, such as Renren...

Technical SEO vs. Quality SEO

In general, there’s two major forms of SEO: Technical SEO and Quality SEO. Let’s look at the difference, how each one works, and how you can use these. Technical SEO (Meta-tags, Keywords, etc) First, what is Technical SEO? This is the method of modifying...

100m Users… Really?

An app says it has ten million accounts and two million active users. Is there a way to see the real number? I look at the app and see 182 people are posting right now. During the day, the number varies between 200 to 350 users at any one time. If there are ten...

Traditional Media vs. Social Media

Katherine Viner, editor in chief of The Guardian, wrote an essay about the impact of technology on the media. That’s the summary; the long description is “how social media and the web destroyed traditional news (newspapers, TV news, etc.)”....

Chaos Monkeys: The Book

  “Chaos Monkeys” by Antonio Garcia Martinez (hereafter, AGM) worked as a quant at Goldman-Sachs, came to Silicon Valley in 2008, did a small startup at Y-Combinator, and joined Facebook, where he worked on the advertising engine. He describes his experiences in...

How Facebook Controls the News

What happens when large web sites hire journalists? > (…) many former employees suspect that Facebook’s eventual goal is to replace its human curators with a robotic one. (They) started to feel like they were training a machine, one that would eventually take...