iPad App Sales Numbers: WIRED vs. Writer
We're tracking the performance of iA Writer with a wonderful app called AppViz from ideaswarm. AppViz not only allows you to track your own sales—you can also use it to evaluate how much other apps make,
you have comparable sales numbers. My first question was: How much does WIRED make?
Open Letter to my Friend Zeldman
After an anecdotal back and forth with Zeldman about the .Net awards where he was sponsor, judge, and recipient of three medals, @jobgold asked whether I was against prizes in general or just the "circle jerk" prizes, I answered that "All awards should go from old uncles (like me or @zeldman or whoever) to young people. They need it."
Can Information be Architected?
A presentation with the title "iA on IA," held at EuroIA 2010.
The Value of Information
When confronted with the necessity of offering news for free, editors are quick at pointing at the cost involved in news production. Which of course is beside the point. Information on the Internet is as common as snow in the arctic. You can't expect Eskimos to buy a snowman.
Social Media Marketing? Kaboom, Baby!
"Social media marketing" is bullshit. If that upsets you, don't read the following text.
Web Trend Map 4: Preview
While the first map was hacked together in an afternoon, the second took a week, and the third devoured a month of concentrated work, the fourth Web Trend Map (due in February) has already taken more time in preparation than all previous versions combined.
Elvis and the Opposite
A 14-year old video blogger named Fred somehow managed to get a fan base of almost 45 Million users. Now instead of asking how that's possible, Seth Godin and Robert Scoble trivialize his success. Did they forget what Elvis said?
iA Opens Second Office in Switzerland
We had to be unusually secretive about the following developments. But now, we can finally lift the curtain. First, the big news project is finished. Second, we have opened a second office in Zürich, Switzerland.
Surfing the Avalanche
The supposed recession is the best thing that could happen to us readers, consumers, new media makers. Avalanche, take us with you!
This is madness! No, This is Radiohead
The release of music for free online is certainly no new thing, with many bands finding success through file-sharing. That fill-sharing kills the record industry is also nothing new, however Radiohead recently made it official by showing that it's possible the make and reach millions without either.
Web Ad Spend Overtakes Newspapers
Earlier this year we speculated that in 2007 "Big ad investments start streaming in". Our prognosis was heavily understated.
Web Trend Map: Reactions
What started as a fun new years card made quite a few waves. The Web Trend Map’s reception so far…
Web Trend Map 2007
As a Christmas and New Year’s present to our clients and readers we have created three fun Internet overviews.
Internet 2007 Predictions
After looking closer at what made the web in 2006, it is time for some bold predictions.
Read Different: Apple Ads in Japan
Last Sunday, they started airing the "Hello, I'm a Mac… and I'm a PC" ads here in Japan. And here's a surprise: they're different. The Mac guy isn't particularly cool and the PC guy is a real "salary man" type. The ads aren't as obvious as the Western originals.