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14 years ago @ danielpatricio.com - The First Signs from t... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think you might just be right on that one Aidan, however the Facebook and Friendfeed boys have been chatting for a while and I wouldn't be surprised if they dipped their toes in.

If anything, it is display of why Facebook brought in Friendfeed and where they plan to go in the future in terms of native integration.

Personally I think it makes Facebook far more attractive as a platform and with the Facebook 3.0 iPhone App coming out with the ability to post to Pages, it could really make the Facebook Page the hub of the social media presence.

14 years ago @ danielpatricio.com - The Key to Facebook's ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I am going to be very interested to see how users react to the new search features that should be rolling out before the end of the year.

14 years ago @ danielpatricio.com - The Key to Facebook's ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think what they are trying to do is become more pervasive in the online lives of their customers.

Once upon a time Altavista used to be one of the leaders in search, however that is all they were. What Google has succeeded in doing is increasing their share of the attention and dependency of the users through complimentary services.

I see Facebook as trying to become more than just a social network with initiatives such as Facebook Connect, search and a big push from corporate and application sides.

Facebook is becoming more than just a social network, it is becoming a part of our online identity. Once it is a part of our identity it will very hard for us to give it up.

14 years ago @ danielpatricio.com - Marketing when you cou... · 1 reply · +1 points

I will forgive the pun because it was artfully done.

On the topic of milk and bags...

It is an industry secret that shopping channels make their money on the shipping not the actual product hence the ridiculous 2 for 1 deals.

14 years ago @ danielpatricio.com - Chris Anderson and the... · 0 replies · +1 points

The way I view free is it is a marketing strategy not a business model.

YouTube isn't necessarily something that needs to generate revenue for Google, sure it may cost them half a billion dollars to maintain (though I have heard that number has been exaggerated) it is a drop in the bucket of the 20+ billion dollars on advertising.

Google makes money off advertising not video. YouTube is a marketing avenue for them to drive traffic to their services that bring in the revenue - people spending more time online.

It is something that I have really been thinking about lately and I was up late last night writing a follow up blog post. I will keep you posted.

14 years ago @ danielpatricio.com - 9 New Media Strategist... · 0 replies · +1 points

I am down for the challenge but I have a lot to learn.

Show me the way and I will do what I can.

14 years ago @ danielpatricio.com - Social media, consumer... · 0 replies · +1 points

I ended up going with the D60 and picked it up from Vistek, on a recommendation from Kev Morris and Rannie.

The camera is great and Vistek price matched with Black's so I was a happy man.

14 years ago @ danielpatricio.com - Social media, consumer... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think people such as Zappos and Nordstrom are famous for the suggesting competitors.

I would imagine they are the experts of their their product and of course their opinion would be valued in the conversation.

I think there is a missed opportunity that they are missing, would you agree?

14 years ago @ danielpatricio.com - Your Customers Don't C... · 2 replies · +1 points

It is an interesting space and sometimes it can be challenging to create a community that builds on relationships when the brands only approach it as a campaign.

14 years ago @ danielpatricio.com - Facebook finding it's ... · 0 replies · +1 points

That is exactly how Twitter started and from a marketing POV, Facebook has a far bigger market (especially in Canada) and more push towards mobile increases reach.

This is all the more important when you are looking at the metrics, though adoption is still lagging behind.