Saturday, November 19, 2005

Is Web 2.0 a Bubble?:
OK, so I took most of the day off. I had a nap. Let the week all soak in. And I asked myself “if Bill Gates gave me $200 million, what would I buy?”

I kept thinking of three companies: NewsGator and either VoiceStar and Ingenio.

(Via Scobleizer - Microsoft Geek Blogger.)

Would'nt it be a better idea to buy something like memeorandum. Imagine integrating memeorandum in to MSN, and then modifying the algorithm so it worked on various different categories, instead of just politics/tech. Sure memeorandum can be gamed right now. But the algorithm is good and with a little tweaking I'm sure it can be made better.

There are so many categories, cars, computer games, sports, music, fashion, shoes... Memeorandum would give people a method of tracking the hot topics in all these categories, and the various discussion on blogs that follow. I'm just astonished that the big3 have not bought this algorithm yet. Or Amazon or AOL for that matter.

But then, what do I know?

Update: All these companies are talking about User Generated Content. Memeorandum gives a pretty good way of tracking that on blogs. An alternative to tags and stuff. And unlike digg its automated.