Saturday, March 30, 2013

The site formerly known as BusinessDayOnline

is now at BusinessDayNIGERIA.com 
By whatever name, it's the best paper on the market (especially since I can get it at my university job for just 50 bucks.)
Front page of the newspaper

Friday, March 29, 2013

Can My__ Make It? Part Two. But it's once again called myspace.

Make a top 10 comeback? Probably not.  But its decline has slowed in the last two years. 
Source: UpNaira July 2011 - can my__ make it?
From around #12 most popular site in the world in 2009 down down down...

Now outside the top 200, still losing ground but more slowly now.

The "new myspace" announced around September 2012, then launched in January, seems to have helped.   Here are some reviews: 
Techcrunch: Myspace squandered the only thing it had left - it deleted the f*ing fans.  Ouch. 
TopTenReviews: Myspace has been at the top of the heap of social network sites, and then on the bottom.  It is now capitalizing on its music-lover niche.
 My review
Good: I like the music and playlists and finding little-known artistes.  I like a comeback.
Bad: The login process is confusing.  Even owner-investor Justin Timberlake's latest videos are not on his profile. 

Is twitter gaining on facebook?

In spite of the headlines, and the feeling I get that "everybody" is on twitter - highschoolers, college kids, brands and wannabe-brands, this is what a major web-traffic data site has to say about that question:
Facebook remains heavily dominant over twitter
Facebook, with its #2 ranking and 45% reach, maintains a 5-1 lead over twitter (about 9% average reach for Q1 2013 and ranked 10th most popular site in the world).  It's what the data says.  Now one could question the sample e.g. who uses the alexa tool? 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How to make work better

Wall Street Journal Daily Poll: Suggestions for improving corporate culture

Is your corporate workplace a healthy one?  What would make it more so?  (Comments)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Enterprise on the dumpsite

You have to watch Welcome to Lagos, a BBC documentary featuring several Lagosians (notably a dude named Vocal Slender) , the massive smell-site called Olusosun, and some amazing lessons on wealth.
Here:
Continued in Parts 1.21.3, 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6

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