Monthly Archives: January 2011

I want to pay with a tweet

Here’s some interesting data about profitable business models in 2010. In Italy I’d say Groupon is the most active and wideknown.

The model of Spotify is no longer news, but still does not work worldwide. Moreover, it does have competitors.

I like the Pay with a tweet model the most, even though I guess it’s hard to make it sustainable quickly.

The Quirky model is stunning as well, but still pretty hard to match with the way people think. Maybe.

Facebook Cons: go with the Disconnect

Facebook Disconnect is a Chrome extension by Brian Kennish which stops Fb from tracking the pages you visit.

As a reaction to Instant personalization and some related issues, Disconnect stops any Connect functionality and all traffic from third party sites to Facebook servers.

You can always solve the problem at source by deleting your Fb account – but if you don’t want to, Disconnect may be a compromise solution.

Here’s the description on the extension page:

Facebook is notified whenever you visit one of the more than one million sites on the web that use Facebook Connect and has a history of leaking personally identifiable information to third parties. Facebook Disconnect blocks all traffic from third-party sites to Facebook servers, but still lets you access Facebook itself.

Android first in mobile adv market

In 2010 Android phones sold more than iPhones, but only in early 2011 the advertising market does the same switch – as stated by Millennial Media.

According to Mashable:

Android ad requests grew 141% from Q3 to Q4 of 2010 while Apple requests grew 12% and RIM requests grew 60%.

The data refer to about 80% of US mobile market, but they show a trend quite known.

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