Web 2.0 & the Economy: It’s Different This Time, Part 2

In the past month, there have been a plethora of doom and gloom articles about web 2.0, Silicon Valley, the economy, and start-ups. In this series, I address some of the major concerns, arguing that perhaps the negativity is not all warranted. Part 1 From…

Why the Web 2.0/Tech 2.0 ‘Bubble’ Refuses to Burst

In agreement with Marc Andreessen, there probably won’t be a web 2.0 correction for a long time. Right now we have interest rates still at zero, and there is so liquidity in the world right now, so much wealth. Every time web 2.0 is supposed…

Snapchat’s Huge Windfall : The State of Web 2.0

Looks like my 2014 prediction of Snapchat, originally valued at $4 billion, being worth $30 billion by 2016 is coming true. This talk of bubbles reminds me of 2007 when everyone, including all the experts, was certain Facebook was a bubble at a valuation of…

Wealth, Intellectualism, and Individualism, Part 9

The 9th installment of the Wealth, Intellectualism, and Individualism serial. I eventually want to get this wrapped up. Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8 The rise of intellectualism is also apparent in changing beauty standards…

The Economist becomes Woke about IQ

The Economist finally awakens to the reality and importance of IQ, in an article How and why to search for young Einsteins: New research suggests new ways to nurture gifted children The article went massively viral, getting hundreds of up-votes on major social news aggregation…

The FTC investigation of Facebook, analysis

Facebook is reportedly under FTC investigation over its handling of user data Apparently Facebook helped itself to too much user data, evoking the ire of lawmakers and some of the public [which I will get to shortly]. My prediction is, this will blow over. The…