Episode 3: +1 for Spinning JesusesPosted: June 30, 2011 | |
We perform a postmortem on Myspace (and let’s be real here, Myspace is done).
But the real question is, how did it go from being the biggest site in the US, to today?
Then we compare it to Google’s new Google+ social networking service, which is way better than Google Buzz and Google Wave. But that’s not saying much. We do think Google+ has a lot of promise. We give it a +1 for now.
Lytro could be the next big thing to hit photography since autofocusing cameras. Or it could be hype, but we are very excited. Check out the demo.
We round off the show with a discussion of Pottermore, which could keep Harry Potter popular for years to come. And is it the future of publishing?
Listen to this week’s podcast
- Myspace sold for $35 million, 5 years after being most popular site in the US — At one point it was valued at $12 billion. What went wrong? We dissect.
- Google+ — Our early thoughts. It’s certainly a Myspace killer. Facebook killer? Way too early to tell.
- Lytro — Focus your photos after you take them. This could bring depth of field to the masses.
- Books may never be the same again after J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore — The future of publishing of books? It might just be.