Posts Tagged ‘Dave McClure’

Facebook and Twitter miss the Party

Posted by PartyWeDo on Monday, November 1, 2010


dave_mcclureDave McClure is a business venture explorer who blogs about start-ups and invests money to help them succeed.
He wrote an open letter discussing the gap that Facebook and Twitter leave in the social fabric of the internet.
His discussion involves the problem of intimacy in social networks and describes what each of these social giants do right and wrong.
Many internet participants feel the same gap when it comes time to have personal discussions with tight-knit groups of family or friends on Facebook.
But there was one statement that really caught my attention in his rant… “Intimate relationships… Read the rest »

Selling Something like White Elephant Gifts

Posted by PartyWeDo on Monday, May 31, 2010

selling white elephant giftsAfter reviewing some of the business models employed by the social networks, we are struck with the lack of self-sufficient concepts being employed.
Many are falling back on advertising or virtual transactions because recession has made it difficult to sustain a business without a solid model.
Just two years ago there was a effort to find and define the various business models for an internet business.
How about white elephant gifts?
I have included a few links to some of the business models lists:
From Fred Wilson comes a long-tail list.
From professor Michael Rappa who wrote, “In the… Read the rest »

What is the problem? Dave McClure

Posted by PartyWeDo on Friday, May 14, 2010

hole in the marketWe are on the hunt for a technical partner or co-founder for the PartyWeDo network.  We have reached out to a few individuals that we have met during the AlbinoPhant development process. They have been very helpful in pointing us to several resources. 
We have also sought the advice of various internet based experts as we refine what we are offering. These experts suggest a well crafted Elevator Pitch as the basic introduction to our plans. We appreciate the suggestions from the guys at Venture Hacks, who have written much on this subject.
We also stumbled upon a post from… Read the rest »

Social Network shopping finds a bumpy road

Posted by PartyWeDo on Monday, February 1, 2010

There are two ways to look at an unpaved road into the forest… road in the forest
1. The road is impassable and should be abandoned for another route.
2. The road needs some improvements before it can be truly useful.
Impassable roads, un-traversed mountains and un-crossable rivers are ether dead ends or hidden opportunities, depending upon your perspective.
A recently released study suggests that retailers are finding the road through the forest of social media a little rougher than first expected. This report was highlighted in some of the Facebook blogs as a potential roadblock to the success of retail in this… Read the rest »