It’s this time of the year: Mary Meeker’s new Internet Trends have arrived

Every year all of us are looking forward to Mary Meeker's Internet Trends. A goldmine for anyone interested in digital transformation and a great source of numbers and stats. Here we go: Also, the KPCB site offers the archive of all Internet Trends presentations dating back until 2001. Those will be in digital museum, far … Continue reading It’s this time of the year: Mary Meeker’s new Internet Trends have arrived

Archive (5/2015): My take on Google’s new publisher initiative

I still think "threat, danger, fear, liaison" describes the background of Google's publisher initiative better than "save journalism, cooperation, eye level". Published this on my old blog in May 2015, just after the initiative was announced.   Last week, Google announced a new activity called the "Digital News Initiative". The key headlines were that a … Continue reading Archive (5/2015): My take on Google’s new publisher initiative

Archiv (12/2014): 5 Dinge, die wir von BuzzFeed und Co. lernen können

Dieser Artikel erschien in meinem alten Blog im Dezember 2014, und ich habe ihn ausnahmsweise auf Deutsch und Englisch (Link hier) erstellt - weil ich ihn für wichtig halte. Auch heute noch. Kein Publisher hat meines Wissens das Zusammenspiel von Mobile, Social und Video so gemeistert wie BuzzFeed, und erst jetzt beginnen die meisten Menschen, … Continue reading Archiv (12/2014): 5 Dinge, die wir von BuzzFeed und Co. lernen können

Archive (12/2014): 5 Things we can learn from the likes of BuzzFeed about successful digital publishing

I can't believe this article is more than one year old, published first in my old blog in December 2014. Slowly, publishers and managers start to see that BuzzFeed is way more than a site that just throws out a bunch of listicles every day. I still don't know a publisher who serves the intersection … Continue reading Archive (12/2014): 5 Things we can learn from the likes of BuzzFeed about successful digital publishing

Archiv (6/2011): Warum der +1 Button kein “Big Deal” ist

Diesen Artikel veröffentlichte ich am 3. Juni 2011 in meinem alten Blog - kurz vor dem Launch von Google+ und nur wenige Wochen nach dem Launch des +1 Buttons. Das ist mir deshalb wichtig, weil heute jeder sagen mag, dass das ja völlig klar war, dass daraus nichts würde. Damals war das nicht so selbstverständlich. Facebook-Hasser waren … Continue reading Archiv (6/2011): Warum der +1 Button kein “Big Deal” ist

Archive (9/2010): List vs. Feed: Changes in content distribution or why I don’t think that Apple’s “Ping” is meant to be a real social network

I am a little proud of this one, considering that I wrote it in September 2010. It foresees what we call "Distributed Media" today and that Ping by Apple would not be a real social network. And I think it explains the functions and implications of newsfeeds pretty well.    I have written a bunch … Continue reading Archive (9/2010): List vs. Feed: Changes in content distribution or why I don’t think that Apple’s “Ping” is meant to be a real social network

Archive (7/2010): What is a check-in anyway?

This article may have overestimated the "check-in" as an application, but its main principles are now widely established as a social mechanism in newsfeeds, which is why I think it is worth preserving this piece that I first published in July 2010 in my old blog.   Foursquare, Gowalla, Brightkite, Friendticker – and every few … Continue reading Archive (7/2010): What is a check-in anyway?