Posts Tagged ‘Facebook monetization’

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 »

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 »

Facebook in a quiet wedding with Amazon

Posted by PartyWeDo on Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Two powerful families are married for user convenience and for future opportunity.
So far, the wedding has been kept hush hush and is flying under the radar… So don’t expect this to make the front pages of the tabloids anytime soon.Amazon and Facebook marrage
It seems the social media superstar Facebook, with its huge entourage of friends has been secretively matched to Amazon’s world leading product inventory, by a party application developer.
Like most weddings, the focus is on a party, and in this case the party is the center of attention. Gifts for the party are to come from the Amazon… Read the rest »

Thank You BlogWorld and Facebook…

Posted by PartyWeDo on Wednesday, September 16, 2009

One year ago I stumbled upon an advertisement for BlogWorld in Las Vegas. The construction industry was in a downward spiral and I was exploring unique ways to market the concrete equipment that we manufacture.
I made a call to the producers of BlogWorld with an idea… Well, it was more of a pitch.  “Let me bring a big cement mixer to your show as an experiment in the effectiveness of social media”.
Within a week, we had the permission, secured a booth and constructed a simple display that asked WHY?
I jumped in the truck and pulled the trailer… Read the rest »

A Train Wreck or a Facebook Monetization Solution?

Posted by PartyWeDo on Monday, September 14, 2009

A bold experiment is setting up on the edge of the social train tracks. This test could result in a train wreck, or it could be the answer to Facebook’s monetization strategies for the future.
Facebook has been very generous with developers who ride the rails and live off the power of its mighty engine.
This new application is preparing to demonstrate that the huge Facebook train system could transport 220 million passengers past hundreds of markets, where Facebook could be the landlord and make a fortune.
This experiment is called AlbinoPhant. And it is a white elephant gift exchange… Read the rest »