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Being Liked by Scoble Isn’t a Business Model

Posted by Melanie Phung on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 10:45 am

In lieu of actually writing original content, I’ll continue just posting clever things other people write and hope it’ll be enough to make you believe I’m still “maintaining” this blog 🙂

This week’s quote of the week:

If you are a Web 2.0 company in today’s Web you really need to ask yourselves, “Are we solving a problem that everybody has or are we building a product for Robert Scoble?”

Words of wisdom from a Microsoft Program Manager and, according to Wikipedia, son of Nigeria’s former president. Related to the issue whether Web 2.0 apps have practical application and what Robert Scoble thinks, check out this post by Bob Bly called What’s Wrong with Social Networking Junkies.

I’ll try to come up with some words of wisdom of my own at some point soon. In the meantime, please discuss amongst yourselves.

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Category: Industry Buzz,Quote of the Week

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Comment by Andre Blackman

Made Thursday, 29 of May , 2008 at 5:52 pm

That quote is hilarious and yet…true. I’m all for using web 2.0 technologies to create but are we getting to a point where we gloss over many of these applications and products? Or just to get a Qik reviewed video with Scoble on it to create short term buzz?

In this very fickle and fast moving digital landscape, I think we fail to realize that these people are still people and we need to be careful about becoming more fanboys and fangirls for these Web 2.0 “legends”.

Don’t get me wrong, Scoble is cool though (ha!)

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