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Study this chart & map. It's a simple way to think about global economic growth & potential.
(excerpted from GigaOm article on the web getting bigger)
Posted by Dave on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 03:41 AM in Geeks, Tech, Startups, Metrics & Measurement, Politics & Foreign Policy | Permalink
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Forgive a slightly off-topic comment but very relevant to the evolution of the web and innovation.
It's re Facebook Credits
I like Facebook alright... I signed-in with it here after all. And I love games... though I never got into any on Facebook. I wish them all good luck!
BUT DOES ANYBODY UNDERSTAND THAT GAME CRAP AND AVATAR OUTFITS AREN'T REALLY THE BIGGEST DEAL IN VIRTUAL GOODS? AND WHERE THE REAL POTENTIALS FOR THE INTERNET MICRO-TRANSACTION ARE?
The Commons-dedicated Account System:
A self-supporting , Commons-owned neutral network of accounts for both political and charitable monetary contribution… which for fundamental reasons of scale must allow a viable micro-transaction. Such a network ideally should maintain its own cloud and bank. Accounts may be created and/or maintained with zero balances and/or only momentary balances during a pass-through transfer (monetization model requires no burden on the actual transaction.)
Demo & FAQ http://www.Chagora.com
A very abbreviated logic chain:
1. There’s potential in the political and speech-related microtransaction for networked citizen lobbying, candidate support, journalism, etc. if it can be harnessed.
2. Problem is the cost and hassle of the microtransaction.
3. This problem is solved by system similar to x-box points (which is how they handle microtransaction issue for certain system content).
4. Additional problem is catalyzing the network
5. Addition of charitable potentials solves this for a variety of reasons related to system monetization and a more general user-utility
6. Patent has just been granted for this mechanism: Patent #7,870,067
7. Establishment of useful network opens up new fields for empowered association
8. There are theoretical reasons for need for such a system but points 1-7 above are about a PRAGMATIC implementation.
9. Should any of the points above be in doubt (which is reasonable) ask a question.
Social Networks & The Social Organism: Healing the Breach
Finding Roots in a Shifting Landscape: Facebook and the Future of Social Networks
P.S. The “How” of the one-button transaction:
…. with no PIN and/or email confirm required for each transaction.
This is because the system treats a ‘button push’ as a pledge rather than actual immediate call for movement of money… with ‘escrowing’ prior to actual transfer.
User could make a button push only…. followed by email confirmation (which need only be periodic rather than after each transaction.)
Say someone pushed a button pledging a few cents for each article or whatever proprietary short piece he was interested in reading over the period of a day or week by simply clicking a button to access the article (similar to a newspaper consumption) with NO additional pin or confirmation at that time…
And then at the end of the day (or even the week, or month given good volume, user-reputation and system support) confirm via response to a single email ALL individual payments.
Further… with 24/7 access to your own Commons-dedicated account you’re able to check and set additional voluntary alerts… and since account is dedicated (unconnected your other bank accounts) and may be funded only minimally (e.g. $10 or $20 at a time) when needed… security concerns can be better managed…
Catalyze the Network!
Monday, January 24, 2011 at 07:12 PM
Good data exhaust. But for how long?
But Google's Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf says IP addresses will start running out mid 2011. The main bottle neck lack of IPv6 implementation at the ISP's.
Monday, January 24, 2011 at 12:30 PM
I'm surprised the Spain's 10th global position and the quiet high 15% unique IPs increment. Still far from countries like France, but we are on the way
Monday, January 24, 2011 at 04:24 AM
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