I’ve been closely watching the online buzz generated by Barnes & Nobles announcement regarding their eBookstore. When I first read about it, I never thought it would create that huge noise. But it did. And the reason of course is because of the fact that it is being touted as Amazon’s biggest rival yet. For one thing, B&N is one of the major players in the traditional book publishing/distribution market.
Archives for July 2009
There are some interesting results pointed out by comScore’s latest report on U.K. users internet activities in May. Two interesting points actually – 9 out of ten U.K. Internet users have accessed a social networking site at least once and Facebook as the the most visited social networking site.
There’s a interesting report being run by Ars Technica about the results of a new study conducted by the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG). The study was based on the results of interviews by phone and Internet on 800 respondents.
When TechCrunch published a post saying that they have obtained some vital Twitter documents from some hacker who got into personal accounts of some Twitter employees, the news spread like a wild fire in the forest. And as quickly as this news hit the headlines of most tech sites, Twitter also quickly replies and explains “vital information” regarding these so called vital documents.
The Internet is evolving pretty fast, and we need to keep abreast of new trends when possible. Perhaps the greatest phenomenon that we saw emerging over the last couple of years is Twitter. It started as a messaging and micro-blogging tool used by a few tech pioneers, and now it is everywhere, from companies that are using it to sell goods to celebrities who adopted it to keep in touch with their fans.
Twitter is also creating a new way to absorb and stay updated with online content, much like RSS and web feeds did years ago. Considering that we decided to create a Twitter account for our blog, where you will get updates whenever a new post is published (with a link to it).
You can follow the DailyBits Twitter account here: @dailybit
And yes, someone had already registered @dailybits…. Apparently there is a blog in Belgium with the same name. Not a big deal, as that blog is probably sending some traffic to us when its readers end up typing .com instead of .be.