Comments on: Cachet http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2743/cachet Mac & Technology Writings by Daniel Jalkut Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:39:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 By: William Bowles http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2743/cachet/comment-page-1#comment-273581 Thu, 23 Aug 2012 19:07:28 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2743#comment-273581 Myspace failed because those who designed didn’t understand the fundamental importance of the UI. In other words Myspace was badly designed and by the time it figured that out, it was too late, FB became the ‘place’ (remember back in the old days when it was Netscape’s home page that was the ‘place’?).

It just proves that as a commercial enterprise the Web will inevitably move toward monopoly ergo Amazon, Google etc, each commanding a significant fraction of Web space. The monopolies might change faster than they do in the world of real production but that’s the nature of an evolving economic and of course, political space.

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By: DDA http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2743/cachet/comment-page-1#comment-273579 Thu, 23 Aug 2012 16:47:48 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2743#comment-273579 LiveJournal did itself in by being sold and resold to people who didn’t care about the core users; the current owners have shown that, big time.

I’d say that the vast majority of Twitter users, like the vast majority of Facebook users, just don’t care about being the product; they won’t pay for either service. And the app.net and Tent competitors are going to find that building critical mass is *very* hard when there is already an 800 lb gorilla in the room. Or two gorillas.

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By: Pam Francis http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2743/cachet/comment-page-1#comment-273576 Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:27:29 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2743#comment-273576 I would be more inclined to pay an annual fee for twitter than facebook. I use both services, yet spend most of my time on twitter. I do not care for all of the “ville” games on facebook along with what seems to be weekly changes to facebook. Twitter haas remained relatively stable. Fortunately, they have greatly improved accessibility on their mobile app. Most of my tech information commes from twitter through those I follow.As consumers, if we were paying for a subscription service, we deserve a clutter free page. For those who choose to maintain a free service llet the ads flow.

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By: Jörg Jacobsen http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2743/cachet/comment-page-1#comment-273571 Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:25:54 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2743#comment-273571 Offering a paid service to us users Twitter would indeed qualify us as customers (a reminder that user does not necessarily equal customer). Having two different types of customers (advertisers and users) may result in conflicting interests that these two groups have and Twitter would have to resolve. I am not an expert on these kind of issues but e.g. I remember two guys debating (was it Gruber lately in his podcast?) why some movies weren’t rentable (ad-free) on Hulu via AppleTV. Their conclusion: advertisers outbid consumers.

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By: Cameron Hayne http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/2743/cachet/comment-page-1#comment-273566 Thu, 23 Aug 2012 06:16:16 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=2743#comment-273566 Why can’t Twitter just start offering a paid service (say at $30 a year) whereby paid subscribers will continue to have the current ad-free, junk-free experience we have now (and with their choice of 3rd-party client program), while others get the “monetized” service?

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