Posts Tagged ‘internet technology’

How Search And Social Media Are The Same

April 1, 2009

There’s a lot of debate about Twitter being the Facebook killer and Facebook being the Google killer and Google being the Microsoft killer and so on. There’s been some back and forth between the media and the blogosphere and people like Eric Schmidt about the true business worth of all these companies and whether Schmidt¬† was right to pooh-pooh the idea of buying Twitter or some other social media service.

It got me thinking about what social media and search are, and I came to the Friedmanesque conclusion, the kind of conclusion you come to somewhere closer to the start of my thinking rather than at its conclusion, that social media and search are in fact the same thing! (more…)