Jason Calacanis: “I wish I was still running Netscape”

Jason Calacanis har en meget opmuntrende post omkring det nye Netscape. Noget tyder på at holdet bag det nye site har fået vendtskuden, og at brugerne er ved at komme tilbage. Selvom Netscape ikke er så relevant for mig, nu hvor jeg bor i Danmark igen, så er det ret interessnt at se hvordan social news som fænomen er begyndt at sprede sig til et mere main stream publikum. Det pudsige er at MSN også er begyndt at beta teste en version af den samme service i Holland. Jeg ved ikke så meget om MSN reporter, men det er da værd at bemærke at både MSN, og for den sags skyld også Yahoo, er begyndt social news.

Rygtet siger at Politiken er ved at teste en blog feature, baseret på WordPress, som har til hensigt at skabe samme community feeling omkring avisen. Personligt tror jeg aviser som vi kender dem i dag er døde om 15 år, og at en mulig fremtiden ligger i user driven social news.

Jeg har postet Jason Calacanis’ blogindlæg nedenunder. Det smarte er at jeg abonnerer på hans RSS feed igennem Windows Live Mail desktop, og i denne applikation er der en blog this funtion, som starter Windows Live Writer, der så kopirer indlægget fra RSS feedet……………. jeg er SÅ nørdet indimellem. smile_party 

Filed under: Netscape

Netscape is doing really well of late and I have to admit I’m really missing being the GM of the site. It’s got such a great user base that’s posting tons of great comments and stories, and I really think it’s the mainstream version of digg. Most of all I miss the team over there… they have really done a great job of growing the site and executing on MyNetscape and the 9.0 Browser. (Note: The browser is going to be big I think).Of course, building Netscape back is going to take years of hard work… not months, *years*. After three years of sliding down it’s leveled off–which is amazing considering Netscape no longer has a base of browser or email users (50%+ of the base of users when I took over!). If you were to add back in the lost email users the Netscape curve on Alexa would be a massive turnaround. That’s my one regret…. not keeping the email users. Of yeah, I would have also made the transition to social news slower–we moved the users into the concept too fast. Live and learn.Anyway, if Netscape was ever available I would try and buy it…. I’d love to see the vision over the finish line.

 

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