Twitter Won’t Be Sold for $5 Billion

[Note: This article was originally written for Emerson Social Media] No, I’m not suggesting that Twitter is evil – I simply want you to envision Dr. Evil saying, “one billion dollars,” as we discuss the more pressing issues at hand – like Twitter’s current valuation and potential buyout. There has been recent talk about Twitter’s … Continue reading

Why Facebook’s Attempt to Rule the World is a Good Thing

I can’t begin to tell you the number of times I’ve heard people discussing how upset they are with Facebook. Statements such as “I can’t trust Facebook,” or “Facebook is on a power-trip,” have become all too common. Mark Zuckerberg, in many circles, has been positioned as some sort of heartless dictator (The Social Network … Continue reading

Can I Kik It?

Most mobile startups can only dream of the day they pass 1 million users. Think about it – Foursquare, perhaps the hottest mobile startup just recently passed 4 million users, and it’s more than a year and a half old. And don’t get me wrong, although what Foursquare has done is impressive, what startup Kik … Continue reading

Has Ping’s Falter Made Way for Google Music?

Ping, Ping, Ping. Although it would be a long-shot to say that Apple’s lost its pristine polish, it has taken a few hits in 2010. Case-in-point, the devastatingly awful social music service, Ping. I’ve already written at length about what exactly is wrong with Ping (in a recent poll, voters actually preferred MySpace to Ping), … Continue reading

Ping is Positively Putrid

I love music. Allow me to repeat myself – I love music. I also love social media. So one can only imagine how ecstatic and giddy I became upon hearing Apple’s announcement for its new social media platform, Ping, which is built right into iTunes (is it safe to assume that everyone with a personal … Continue reading