Social Media Analyst

5.12.13//18:35
thegongshow:

The Spawn of craigslist
Like most VCs that focus on investing in the applications layer of the internet, I’m fascinated by craigslist.  Most commonly, people reflect on the amazing scale of the site with such efficient operating leverage. A team of thirty-or-so people manages a top 10 ranked English-speaking website in the world.
I find it particularly interesting how craigslist is able to legitamitely compete (if not dominate) in such a broad range of categories. They do so using less features and “worse” interface design than their competition (Sidenote: Craigslist is case-and-point that “more features” is *not* a competitive advantage, so please remove your features chart from your competition slide in your pitch deck, thanks!).
I put together this pic that visualizes how entrepreneurs have tried to carve out niches from craigslist, some more successful than others.  This is in no way a comprehensive list (feel free to add to it in the comments below), and in some places, one might argue that craigslist is getting whipped (homeaway? others?). Also, some companies may have been founded early enough that craigslist wasn’t an original competitor. Regardless, it’s amazing how craigslist’s broad, horizontal approach to creating marketplaces is successful overall.

thegongshow:

The Spawn of craigslist

Like most VCs that focus on investing in the applications layer of the internet, I’m fascinated by craigslist.  Most commonly, people reflect on the amazing scale of the site with such efficient operating leverage. A team of thirty-or-so people manages a top 10 ranked English-speaking website in the world.

I find it particularly interesting how craigslist is able to legitamitely compete (if not dominate) in such a broad range of categories. They do so using less features and “worse” interface design than their competition (Sidenote: Craigslist is case-and-point that “more features” is *not* a competitive advantage, so please remove your features chart from your competition slide in your pitch deck, thanks!).

I put together this pic that visualizes how entrepreneurs have tried to carve out niches from craigslist, some more successful than others.  This is in no way a comprehensive list (feel free to add to it in the comments below), and in some places, one might argue that craigslist is getting whipped (homeaway? others?). Also, some companies may have been founded early enough that craigslist wasn’t an original competitor. Regardless, it’s amazing how craigslist’s broad, horizontal approach to creating marketplaces is successful overall.

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10.27.12//20:05

tamaralucas:

Entrepeunership is like to have a kid, yo have to give him freedom and trust on him, but you can’t stop worrying about him.

vía  Venturebeat

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3.19.12//17:23
(via Infographic: China, the world’s fastest growing online market | SMI)

3.18.12//08:00

3.17.12//15:11
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Words With Friends sulks at 8.6 million, down from a recent high of 9 million.
(…)

TechCrunch notes this is also a problem for Facebook, as both games are played primarily on mobile platforms like Android or iOS. Combined with the recent launch of Zynga Platform, it looks like the industry is trying to move away from being completely reliant on the social network.

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Zynga loses top Facebook slot to OMGPOP | GamesIndustry International


13:38

08:00
The Metric Mail Blog: Google Analytics Market Share →

tamaralucas:

Since Metric Mail makes use of the data that Google Analytics provides, we wanted to estimate the share of websites that use it. There are some studies about the market share of analytics solutions, but they are using rather small samples.

That’s where we get down to the nitty-gritty.

Alexa…

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3.03.12//21:55
"The social game maker announced that it is launching a beta of its own game portal in a few days, bringing its games outside of Facebook"
“But the company is not straying far from its largest current platform: Zynga CTO Cadir Lee tells CNET that its new platform will be “fully Facebook-connected,” meaning that players will still require a Facebook ID to access it”
(…) “to date we’ve been a web / game company delivering content to our players… and now we’re transforming into a gaming and platform company."

Zynga to launch its own game portal in early March, will bring games (partially) outside of Facebook | The Verge


2.22.12//23:22

Inbound Marketing según Hubspot

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23:15

Inbound Marketing - Hubspot


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