Posts tagged: platform

Facebook’s future platform: Augmented Reality

By , May 5, 2017 12:20 pm

Facebook mua Snaptu làm mobile app, mua Instagram làm Photos, mua WhatsApp làm Messenger, mua Twitter không kịp nên clone, mua Snap không được nên clone.

Facebook xuất phát từ web đã phản ứng cực siêu với mobile.
Nhưng mà Mark tham hơn nhiều. Đến khi Facebook đủ lớn thì Apple và Google đã làm xong 2 hệ điều hành di động và nền tảng phát triển app.

Mark hận, mua Oculus.

Bill Gates đã ép nhân loại mang việc từ công sở về nhà với Wintel.
Steve Jobs đã ép nhân loại mang việc từ bàn làm việc lên giường ngủ với iPhone.
Mark Zuckerberg muốn ép nhân loại làm và chơi trên trên các thiết bị augmented reality do Facebook làm.

Quần chúng phải mua PC / laptop.
Quần chúng phải mua điện thoại thông minh.
Chỉ có mua Kindle Fire là được trợ giá.
Còn Mark có nguy cơ phát không cho bạn cái máy vi tính đeo trước mặt để bạn sống trong hệ sinh thái Facebook cả ngày.

Outline of investment thesis for VCCorp

By , June 28, 2012 5:20 pm

How many Kindles has Amazon launched?

By , December 17, 2011 6:53 am

As at today there are 13 models of Kindle currently offered:

  1. Kindle DX Wi-Fi
  2. Kindle DX 3G
  3. Kindle Keyboard (was known as Kindle 3) Wi-Fi with Special Offers
  4. Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi without Special Offers
  5. Kindle Keyboard 3G with Special Offers
  6. Kindle Keyboard 3G without Special Offers
  7. Kindle (was known as Kindle Basic) with Special Offers
  8. Kindle without Special Offers
  9. Kindle Touch Wi-Fi with Special Offers
  10. Kindle Touch Wi-Fi without Special Offers
  11. Kindle Touch 3G with Special Offers
  12. Kindle Touch 3G without Special Offers
  13. Kindle Fire

Models no longer offered:

  1. The first Kindle
  2. Kindle 2
  3. Kindle 3 with Special Offers

Nevertheless, the number of models are distinctively different enough.

  • K-Basic for basic reading without extensive note-taking. This is currently the smallest and lightest.
  • K-Keyboard for those with the need to take note and web-surfing
  • K-DX for larger screen
  • K-Touch for those who crave for haptic interaction
  • and K-Fire for a tablet

Except for K-Fire, the e-Ink technology in the models are essentially the same.

When will Amazon launch Kindle Fire 3G?

Kindle 1 vs. Kindle 2

Kindle 2 vs. Kindle DX

Kindle 3 vs. Kindle 2

Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, Kindle Basic

Why quizzes are increasingly being perceived as spam on Facebook newsfeed

By , May 7, 2009 3:19 pm

Why quizzes seem to increase

  1. Platform: Facebook redesigned its newsfeed that allows more contents to be published
  2. Technical ease: Quiz creation platform is available so it’s easy to create new quizzes
  3. Workflow: The applications publish the quiz’s result and users might not really know which step publishes the news onto feeds
  4. Savviness: Some users might not know how newsfeed works

Why quizzes are seen as spam

  1. There’re just too many of them
  2. The change of the newsfeed has moved relationship-centric updates such as relationship status, friend connecting to other friends to the Highlights, allowing content-centric applications to rise to a high percentage on the newsfeed. In sum, the number has increased linearly, but the percentage has increased polynomially.

If you don’t like seeing quizzes flood your newsfeed

Simply use the Hide function by hovering your mouse over a feed item. Please note that you can either hide the application or hide the person.

You can unhide anytime by clicking “Edit Options” on the bottom right corner of your newsfeed.

I personally hide applications, not people. I leave, however, Enneagram and those backed by certain scientific theories.

Is it a wrong move by Facebook?

  1. Facebook earns commissions from applications’ income
  2. Some don’t like the new design, others do
  3. Facebook architecture is flexible, they can change course anytime

How about you? How do you feel about the newsfeed, especially the quizzes and games?

Is Yahoo! building the Hall of Yahoolla?

By , April 6, 2009 11:39 am

Yahoo! is concentrating on their Open Strategy; the focus is good, if they don’t abandon the particles that form a platform.

My metaphor: the Hall of Valhalla and the billboards

Imagine you’re a college student. You’re going to the library. On your way, a billboard is hung just around the corner before you reach the library.You stop for a few seconds to skim around the messages. The billboard is typically normal as in every school and at first it looks somewhat messy; however it is messy in its own order and as you figure through, you’ll know what you need.

Basically there are 2 things:

  • It is convenient: on people’s way of achieving something (going to the library)
  • It has its own order

There are various billboards like that across the campus. All good ones have the 2 characteristics above.

Now, the authority decides to build a hall where all the billboard is going to reside. The hall is separated from other buildings (library, computer labs, class rooms, sport grounds, common rooms…) for it to be easily managed.

How often will you drop by the hall of billboards? To what extent will the hall add values to your benefits? To what extent will the hall add values to the posters?

The hall will desert. People will scarcely visit. The values will drop.

Now, let’s go back to Yahoo!’s case.

Hall of Valhalla

Yahoo!’s Hall of Valhalla Yahoolla

Users are billboard viewers. Developers are billboard posters.

Yahoo! 360 which will be closed was a billboard of contents. Yahoo! Mash which had been closed was a billboard of relationships. Yahoo!’s Open Platform in which Yahoo! Profile centers is the Hall!

Yahoo! Open Strategy Platform

Image from Neal Sample & Cody Simms’ presentation

Without particles, how can an open but blank platform attract users and developers? How will Y!OSP add values to users?

Now, extending the boundary a bit further to other services that Y!OSP supports: Twitter, Tumblr, slideshare, StumbleUpon…

Yahoo! is leveraging its greatest user base: Yahoo! Mail. The prospect is that Yahoo! Mail users can manage different services from their Inbox! Additionally, users have their Yahoo! Profiles.

However, how willing are users going to stay in one place to get updated of all these services? If they do, they miss out the most, name it interaction or content, from going directly to the other services.

The Hall that Yahoo! is building will be a grand, titanic, ordered silo. The biggest question is: what will users find in there?

Facebook on its way of becoming Facebuck

By , March 24, 2009 12:21 pm

1. Facebook Fan Page turns out to be their depot for businesses.

See the URL facebook.com/business/dashboard/

A quick note that interaction with pages is the only thing you can’t put a privacy setting on. This is a rather aggressive move of Facebook.

2. Facebook redesigned its Fan Page to take after Profile layout

  • Save the time to learn how to manage Pages for owners
  • Save the time to learn how to interact with Pages for users, respectively businesses’ customers
  • Increase interactions between users (customers) and Pages (business owners)

3. Facebook redesigned its homepage which gives more space coverage to applications. The more applications monetize, the more Facebook earns commissions.

How many friends have you added? What do you do when you hit the cap?

By , August 18, 2008 11:55 pm

Yahoo! Messenger screenshot

In Vietnam where I’m living, Yahoo! Messenger is the most popular IM service. Like most Vietnamese, I started communicating through IM with Yahoo! Messenger.

In 2006, my account has reached its maximum number of friends an account can add: 300.

My Yahoo! 360, Yahoo’s blogger service also limits to 300 and I always have a hard time managing my friend list. I had to work around by configuring registry to allow multiple Y!M instances to run at once.

So my concern when registering for any social network or IM service is the maximum number of friends an account can add.

And here’s the current data:

Facebook

5,000 for Facebook. This is sufficient for me, till now.

Windows Live Messenger screenshot

600 for Windows Live Messenger. Still not enough, as my connections now have passed 1,000.

300 for Yahoo! Messenger and Yahoo! 360. I can’t live with this cap.

Gtalk screenshot

No statistics for Gtalk

Yahoo! 360plus Vietnam logo

1,000 for Yahoo! 360plus Vietnam. However, “add friend” in this service doesn’t work in the standard way since friend adding is one-way: doesn’t require confirmation, doesn’t show vice versa.

2,000 for Twitter. I haven’t planned to reach that number just yet.

So what platform are you on? Have you reached the cap in your friend list? If yes, what have you done to solve the issue?

Google Knol provides another channel / platform, rather than depresses current ones

By , July 25, 2008 11:50 pm

Google Knol screenshot

The latest content-creating product from Google, Knol, is heating the debates on whether it would directly compete with current content ecologies.

Below is my view toward Knol.

Knol vs. Wikipedia?

Knol is often compared to Wikipedia.

In fact, Knol is more centralized on authorship and authority in content creation, so I believe that Knol employs the top-down model which is closer to Citizendium than to Wikipedia.

However, to repeat, Knol is not wiki. It takes advantage of collaborative-editing.

Knol vs. Blogs?

More interestingly, some bloggers express their concern that Knol would interfere with professional blogs, which also aim at sharing knowledge.

My view is that Knol does not compete with Blogs, but rather offer an alternative to content publishing.

Knol is more on scientific/academic articles and how-to style, while blogs are more for expressing opinions.

For example, this post Tag of mine is more suitable for Knol, while this entry is more for my blog.

So Knol is another channel and platform to share your knowledge with the world, with more focus on authorization.

How will you use Google Knol?

How many friends have you added? What do you do when you hit the cap?

By , July 18, 2008 11:55 pm

Yahoo! Messenger screenshot

In Vietnam where I’m living, Yahoo! Messenger is the most popular IM service. Like most Vietnamese, I started communicating through IM with Yahoo! Messenger.

In 2006, my account has reached its maximum number of friends an account can add: 300.

My Yahoo! 360, Yahoo’s blogger service also limits to 300 and I always have a hard time managing my friend list. I had to work around by configuring registry to allow multiple Y!M instances to run at once.

So my concern when registering for any social network or IM service is the maximum number of friends an account can add.

And here’s the current data:

Facebook

5,000 for Facebook. This is sufficient for me, till now.

Windows Live Messenger screenshot

600 for Windows Live Messenger. Still not enough, as my connections now have passed 1,000.

300 for Yahoo! Messenger and Yahoo! 360. I can’t live with this cap.

Gtalk screenshot

No statistics for Gtalk

Yahoo! 360plus Vietnam logo

1,000 for Yahoo! 360plus Vietnam. However, “add friend” in this service doesn’t work in the standard way since friend adding is one-way: doesn’t require confirmation, doesn’t show vice versa.

So what platform are you on? Have you reached the cap in your friend list? If yes, what have you done to solve the issue?

Tai Tran's Favorite Facebook Applications

By , May 25, 2008 4:39 pm

Apart from built-in functionalities, these are my favorite applications so far:

Information Integration

Blog RSS Feed Reader

This is the nicest RSS reader application in Facebook. Though it doesn’t replace a professional reader, it’s nice to have in your profile since you can check the title quickly and let people see what you’re reading. Integrating this with RSS mashups like Yahoo! Pipes is a good idea.

StumbleUpon

To share cool websites that you Stumble.

del.icio.us

To share cool websites that you saves on del.icio.us.

Gifts

There are countless of gifts applications, but these 2 are very cute and the concept is nice too: to wait 4 days for the gift to grow/hatch.

Growing Gifts

Select a plant (or an object) and send to your friends. It will grow in 4 days.

Hatching Eggs

Select a cute creature (or an object) and send to your friends in the form of an egg. The egg will hatch in 4 days.

Exploration

Birthday Calendar

Although Facebook provides a birthday reminder, this application layouts all your friends’ birthdays so it’s easier for you to plan your celebration and/or presents ahead.

My Personality

The main test is based on the Big-5 traits. It also explains typical horoscope psychology and test you against it. The good thing is that it compares you with your Facebook connections.

My Types

A MBTI test with percentage. It gives you the results of your Facebook friends too.

Testimonials

You can write testimonials for your friends and receive ones from them. Testimonials give you flexibility in assessing than with mere adjectives.

How about you? What are your favorite applications?

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