Wincent Lau

Wincent Lau


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14 years ago @ Polina's notes on... - Twitter for Dummies · 0 replies · +2 points

I think it's great for just communicating in general too.

On top of the multiple narrowcasting stories, I just stumbled upon Kogi ( ). The company consists of a food prep truck that tours around LA. They twitter their movements to their almost 8000 followers letting them know where the truck will be next. Lowers their overhead, gives them an engaged customer base. Such a fantastic idea.

14 years ago @ Internet MKG 2009 - Social networking and ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm a skeptic too, Till. I can't imagine a situation ever where some random person I knew in 2nd grade would be able to leverage their contact with me to sell me something or work with them on anything. It's not that they're bad people, it's just that I don't know them in a professional context.

I guess the argument would be that it's a generation Y-Z thing, but still – I'm sure that even they would find it a little weird. I also don't understand this whole "email is for communicating with grown ups" thing that facebook affiliated people keep on mentioning.

(...and what's with the music kids listen to nowadays? Get off my lawn!)

14 years ago @ Untitled - Left behind in the Twi... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yeah, Twitter withdrew SMS to certain places a little while ago. It was costing them too much to send messages.

Though some areas have had this restored, I don't think the UK is one of them.

14 years ago @ Untitled - Product Capsules · 0 replies · +1 points

I like online product review sites a lot, (I use cnet a lot for my tech stuff) but to me they're only for research about features and whatnot. It's a whole different search when I'm actually ready to purchase. At that point, I find I gravitate to more traditional channels.

14 years ago @ Michal Bohanes' blog - A little rant · 0 replies · +1 points

Not true about the iPhone in point 2 - You could spend an arm and a leg to legally buy out the contract from somewhere with unlocked iPhones (France or HK). Goes against your loan statement though...

Broadband is slow - but that's a combination of a lot of things. My personal beef with that is that I have a slower connection at the school's dedicated backbone than I do at my DSL at home.

14 years ago @ Wince's Internet ... - Week 7 - About Brand C... · 1 reply · +1 points

Though I agree that the comments are a bit overboard, the only thing they really do for me is make me not want to work for Ryan Air.

When it comes to low cost flights, I think people accept that one of the trade offs is customer service. (Case in point - In other Ryan Air news, they are eliminating all airport service desks by January 2010 in favor of web only check in.) This event won't detract from their revenues one bit. It may even enhance with the free publicity they're getting.

14 years ago @ Untitled - New Search Ads from Yahoo · 0 replies · +1 points

I think this is really interesting because it's an amalgamation between search and display.

Apparently Yahoo is releasing some analytics tools around this as well:

14 years ago @ Untitled - Tumblr vs. Blogger · 0 replies · +1 points

I think you might have to actually do some html to do this. Talk to me in class, I can show you.

14 years ago @ Brett's Internet ... - Viral Marketing - what... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think looking at beer as a category is a perfect case in point about a weakness in viral ads. Save a handful, there aren't many beer ads that trigger an instant connection to the actual brand. Likewise with viral, ads are just bizarre and talked about - there's no connection to the brand being promoted. How effective is that?

14 years ago @ Untitled - Tumblr vs. Blogger · 0 replies · +1 points

Hey Kahramon,

The link should be .  It's Mac only though if you have a Window's machine, you might need to find a different one.  I've heard Windows Live Writer is good, but I haven't really done any research on it.

Let me know if you need any more help.