I have decided to create a new series called “No Offense” which will highlight web 2.0 companies that are most likely to fail or not be uber successful. I must preface this article that this writing has nothing to do with the people at these companies more of the idea and/or the implementation of the product.
Will I be wrong? Some of the times. What’s the point of spewing negative verbage? Discussion of course, now with:
1- del.icio.us / technorati: Edgeio is meant to collect pings from blog entries that are tagged with items that are for sale and aggregate them on their site. There are 2 hugely successful sites that collect and organize tags from blogs. Why can’t we just create a standard for selling items in the tagging architecture? For example, items can be: ‘forsale, city, item, price’ why do we need to create a new system when one is in place?
2- Blog Penetration: Seriously, when will major bloggers and people realize that no one reads blogs. WTF are you saying Noah (yes, third person reference:)? I am saying blog readers are a very small majority that is overhyped and few things ever leak out of this small world to go to the rest of society. I think of my parents writing a for sale item on their blog and I just can’t imagine it.
3- Personal: My blog is my personal space and why do I want to post things for sale on there? Can’t people tag fake things for sale that Edgeio will pick up as well?
Bottom-line: What’s wrong with Craigslist and eBay? Everyone is already there, yes there could be easier ways for them to post things or find what you are looking for, but is anyone complaining? Also, if Techcrunch wasn’t backing this idea what would you think? Hopefully he’ll still invite me to the parties:)