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I see this feature providing what most of the non-power users will want, a simple way to read articles for later. The power users will stick with Instapaper or RIL, and you'll probably never see Safari bloating itself with all the features either of the 2 former include.
I'm curious of something like this also signals is a "Readability" like feature on mobile Safari.
What happens though when an iPod Nano provides a cheap, dirty video product as well? It's a "dirty-general" product, but does Flip then compete on being a "dirty-specific" product? It seems like "good enough" can work very well when you're competing against the old traditional guys, but we haven't seen dirty vs. dirty competition happen yet (if you have any examples I'd love to hear them).
I'll ask then, who will be Rypple's iPod Nano?
Infrastructure totally. Spam system I don't see as something that needs a real large investment (but it would be nice).
Number 2 sounds likely as well, if you were going into the enterprise market would you sell them on Twitter, then tell them to use a bunch of 3rd party unsecure/untrusted services to handle all the rich media interactions and mobile access? Probably not. They would probably want it to all be branded "Twitter".
This idea about the extra layer may be something to think about then, because I already have planned another blog post on this idea of this "layer" that's being added. I'm hoping this next post will help reveal this layer that not only Posterous is helping to define, but other services as well which I'll examine.
The idea that the directness I described being valuable in also discovery is great as well. To think about that for a moment, we can move our analytics away from the elements of our translation or other things we needed to do to be able to communicate what we wanted, and now take a direct look at the objects themselves.
If that's too far off from what you meant let me know, because it seems like something that will be foundational to a blending of stream-like publishing and media-centric sharing.
Thanks for putting together this collection though!
Of course depending on how good or bad your monitoring is and the insights to get from it, the action you take could lead you to success or grind you to dust!
One question I have is where are these or ideas from? Are they primarily based on personal experience or are they lessons taken from books on business communication?