Just noticed that CrunchBase added something of an info graphic to the site on what topics are getting a lot of activity. This is a nice addition to the site. It helps the user know more about what other users are exploring.
As per Google’s very, very clear rules, someone has to run it, so we’ve hired someone! Meet Techathew Cruncherin, our newest employee. He’s shy, so you may not see him around much, but he lives here at TechCrunch headquarters. Under a desk. He’s an awesome guy. And he lives for Google+. Loves it. Shares the shit out of our TechCrunch posts. It’s awesome.
Was laughing out loud at this work around. Imaginary person brought to life.
Was just reading a post on Tech Crunch about the new Business Week iPad app. One of the complaints was that the content of the app is updated once per week, just like a real magazine.
Post all the writings of their talent in the app as it is completed. Then, based on the user data and feedback from the users of the iPad app, adjust what stories are featured in the magazine. This could be done with the top five articles that readers have rated highest. This could be highlighted in a page that explains what the stories are and where readers can find them in the magazine. Magazine readers may find this curation by the crowd to be of considerable value.
The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have a similar feature in what published articles were most emailed, read or shared. Example links are below.
Gilmor Gang is a fun conversation. Sort of like a cool group of guys hanging out, talking tech. Watching is almost like being there and just listening to smart folks in conversation. A fly on the wall. Hear what these folks are discussing.