Category: CMW Archives

Swedish version of Nettby to launch – but what will it be called?

• November 3, 2007 • Comments (0)

A Swedish version of the Norwegian community site Nettby is to be launched shortly. Nettby is a success story with over 500 000 members. Now there’s a call for Swedish name suggestions at the site. Ironically, mostly Norwegians will name the Swedish site. Here’s what the post on Nettby says (my translation): If you have […]

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How many Swedish blogs are there?

• November 3, 2007 • Comments (3)

I’m trying to get a grasp of the Swedish blogosphere, to answer the simple question of how many Swedish blogs there are. Simple, that is, until you start digging into it. Then you realize immediately that you have to limit yourself to Swedish blogs on Swedish blog services, as there are no country-specific statistics on […]

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John Hargelid on ads and social aspects of gaming

• November 1, 2007 • Comments (0)
John Hargelid on ads and social aspects of gaming

John Hargelid, producer at EA Digital Illusions, talks at Daytona Sessions about ads and the social aspects of gaming. They are connecting their games with websites. He mentions the game Skate. It has a video editing function, so that you can record your skate tricks, and upload them to a site. There you can share […]

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Personality analysis as a way of reaching people more effectively

• November 1, 2007 • Comments (0)
Personality analysis as a way of reaching people more effectively

Qualitative analytics of blogs is Mattias Östmar‘s focus in his startup PRfect analys, which he presented at Daytona Sessions. – I like methods of measurement, and I like to define things, he says with a smile. – Marketing used to be about mass communication. It won’t die out, but targeted marketing will compete with it. […]

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Stefan Waldeck on Yahoo's mobile services

• November 1, 2007 • Comments (1)
Stefan Waldeck on Yahoo's mobile services

Stefan Waldeck, Yahoo, talks about mobile marketing and search marketing at Daytona Sessions. Self expression, social networks, and new technologies are the new trends. In the cellphone all of this comes together, he says. – The cellphone is with you 100% of your waking hours. Plus it has a higher penetration than computers. When you […]

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Joakim Jardenberg on dying papers and the future of journalism

• November 1, 2007 • Comments (1)
Joakim Jardenberg on dying papers and the future of journalism

Joakim Jardenberg of Mindpark says that papers are dying. All trends show that. The last paper will be publised in April 2040 according to Philip Meyer. In Helsingborg newspaper reading has gone from 90 to 60 percent in only a few years. We compensate by creating new channels, such as the website and free papers. […]

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Henrik Torstensson on five factors that will shape the future

• November 1, 2007 • Comments (0)
Henrik Torstensson on five factors that will shape the future

Henrik Torstensson is talking at Daytona Sessions about where the internet five years from now. – Predicting the future is practically impossible, he says. But I’ll build upon experiences. He has five key points. Access. When everyone’s got broadband the possibilities of community building expand. Ahead, a similar development will happen in mobile devices. Flatrate […]

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Daytona Sessions

• November 1, 2007 • Comments (0)
Daytona Sessions

Daytona Sessions are about to begin at Debaser Medis in Stockholm. The usual crowd has showed up, plus some additional people and some I haven’t seen in a long time. Henrik Torstensson is the first speaker of the day. The jaiku backchannel is active. Most my posts will be there.

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Two different takes on Open Social

• November 1, 2007 • Comments (0)

Today Google will announce its new web API for social networking sites called Open Social. I’ve read two very different takes from Marc Andreessen and Dave Winer. I am leaning a bit more towards Andreessen, but it’s way too early to tell. Also he is already a Google partner in this, with Ning being one […]

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Close to one million Facebook users in Sweden

• October 31, 2007 • Comments (0)
Close to one million Facebook users in Sweden

Very interesting statistics today from Johan Myrberger at The Killer Attitude. He has taken Jeff Pulver’s statistics one step further, with detailed graphs. Sweden has close to one million Facebook users. One million. In a country of nine million people. That is pretty amazing.

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Aftonbladet.se's articles link to blog posts

• October 24, 2007 • Comments (0)
Aftonbladet.se's articles link to blog posts

Finally Aftonbladet has started to automatically link to blog posts linking to its articles. Certainly not first in Sweden, but in my opinion one step further than the others. Big disclaimer: I am very much involved in this, so expect some bias. Swedish company Primelabs has provided MSM with blog link widgets through its Twingly […]

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Digga + Sovrat = Pusha

• October 23, 2007 • Comments (0)

Two Swedish Digg clones have merged. Digga shut down earlier after pressure from Digg.com. Now it re-emerges along with competitor Sovrat, as the two sites merge under the name Pusha.se. Here’s what the Pusha blog says (my translation): Digga and Sovrat have been cometitors from the start in the struggle to create a Swedish equivalent […]

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