Q & A

Q: de ce oamenii de pe Facebook ar fi mai proşti decât userii vechi? de ce e loc de junk content pe Facebook?

A: pentru ca nu facem bani de pe urma lor. Ce publicam pe facebook nu poate fi monetizat.

e greu fara desene.

cum arata viitorul

- gradinita: 665.000 de locuri;
- invatamant primar: 925.000 de locuri;
- invatamant gimnazial: 830.000 de locuri
- invatamant liceal: 208.000 de locuri
- invatamant profesional: 53.000 de locuri pentru primul an si 5.000 de locuri pentru stagii de pregatire practica;
- invatamantul superior, numarul de granturi de studii, la ciclul universitar de licenta (anul I) -- 62.400 de locuri, la masterat -- 35.600 de locuri, la rezidentiat -- 4.000 de locuri si la doctorat -- 3.000 de locuri.

deci cam 3 milioane pentru urmatorii 15-20 de ani. Avand in vedere ca situatia in Romania e din ce in ce mai maro, cati din ei o sa se care si cati din ei o sa se adapteze?

cifrele reprezinta numarul de locuri disponibile in invatamantul de stat si sunt luate de aici.

Skin Media a preluat restograf.ro

Aceiasi Skin Media care au luat si bucataras in iarna. E done deal de vreo cateva saptamani.

E interesant de vazut ce anume au preluat, intrucat restograful nu este un business in sine ci mai degraba un site depedent de o singura persoana, cu trafic foarte mic si foarte greu de monetizat. Si, mai ales zilele astea, sa produci continut serios este scump, iar ca sa faci un business din el e si mai greu.

George Butunoiu incearca sa vanda restograf de mai bine de un an de zile, cand chiar a trimis un email intregii comunitati de afaceri de pe la noi cautand surse de finantare.

liga mare

categoria location-based business, capitolul Foursquare:

The Foursquare platform is a pretty fast-growing SaaS business compared to the other new SaaS businesses we’re invested in,” says Ben Horowitz, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz and board member of Foursquare

si de la fondatorul insusi, dupa cateva pivotari:

the big idea was never “build the world’s best check-in button.” The big idea was to create a system that could crawl the world with people in the same way Google crawls web pages with machines.


Local search monetizes so well, we can be a successful company with a fraction of the users that Twitter and Facebook has



In recent months, Facebook has been quietly holding talks with at least half a dozen media companies about hosting their content inside Facebook rather than making users tap a link to go to an external site.

Such a plan would represent a leap of faith for news organizations accustomed to keeping their readers within their own ecosystems, as well as accumulating valuable data on them. Facebook, several of the people briefed on the talks said, has been trying to allay those fears.

Facebook intends to begin testing the new format in the next several months, according to some of the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were bound by nondisclosure agreements. The initial partners are expected to be The New York Times, BuzzFeed and National Geographic, although others may be added since discussions are continuing. The Times and Facebook are moving closer to a firm deal, one person said.

To make the proposal more appealing to publishers, Facebook has discussed ways for publishers to make money from advertising that would run alongside the content.

Facebook May Host News Sites’ Content

Ca si cum ai vrea sa fii publisher serios si ti-ai pune continutul pe cucu.blogger.com, unde nu prea esti in control. Deloc.

cat lasi bacsis si unde

Tipping is confusing, and paradoxical. We tip some people who provide services but not others who work just as hard for just as little pay. It is insulting to leave any tip in Tokyo but offensive not to leave a large one in New York. It is assumed that the purpose of tipping is to encourage good service but we leave one only after the service has been given, when it is too late to change it, often to people who will never serve us again.

Tipping challenges the sweeping generalisations of economists and anthropologists alike. To understand how and why we tip is to begin to understand just how complicated and fascinating we human beings are.

To tip or not to tip?

In America daca serviciul a fost prost, bacsisul minim este de 10%. Cand totul a fost ok e 20% si un serviciu excelent ajunge si la 30%.

In Europa, se lasa mai degraba simbolic, maxim un euro sau doi desi sunt cazuri, mai ales in locuri scumpe sau frecventate de turisti, in care 10% e norma.

In Bucuresti la restaurante exista regula de 10% iar la taxi regula rotunjirii cu 1-2 lei peste pretul cursei. Si cam in fiecare an, discutii si propuneri de legalizare a lui (2012, 2014, 2015). Ceea ce e greu de crezut ca se va intampla in noul cod fiscal.

un citat bun

apropo de gigaom


Poate unul...

... din primele mele modele de produse de new media facute bine, gigaom, inchide.

Il urmaream de prin 2005-2006, de pe vremea in care era doar blogul unui jurnalist de tehnologie, transformat apoi, pe venture money, intr-un business care traia din advertising, evenimente si abonamente.

Gigaom a fost primul new media outlet care a incercat modelul de abonament pentru continut. Nu le-a iesit, din pacate, ardeau constant mai mult decat produceau, pe un efort anual de super crestere cerut de investitori. Si au luat foarte mult capital de risc, Series F in februarie anul trecut e ultima runda - fwiw, cu cat ridici bani de mai multe ori, cu atat asta semnalizeaza ca poate ce ai anticipat ca si crestere nu se intampla.

Au neglijat, probabil, profitabilitatea si prudenta pasilor mici. Businessul de media online scaleaza financiar dupa multi-multi ani, multe-multe iteratii si multa-multa rabdare. Sa faci trafic e simplu, monetizarea nu.

continut pe bani

The Financial Times is ditching the metered access model it pioneered and switching to an approach that will require users to pay to access most of the newspaper’s content online.


The changes to the charging model will be accompanied by a new focus on audience engagement measured in terms of frequency of visits to the FT, return visits and time spent on page.

Ridding said the impact of any potential drop in total traffic would not impact advertising significantly, as the FT’s most loyal visitors are already subscribers and new approaches to advertising such as selling blocks of time rather than impressions made those readers more valuable.

Financial Times to change way it charges for online content

Modelul pe publicitate online in timeslots nu e nou, Gawker s-a mai jucat cu ideea de ceva timp. La metropotam avem astfel de clienti doar din afara agentiilor, deocamdata.

Iar continutul valoros costa bani, ne place sau nu, cred ca este o problema de timp pana incep sa apar exemple mai multe de afaceri de publishing online care au ca si model principal pay-for-content. Depinde doar cum definesti acel continut.

deci care-i treaba


The thing about Internet scale is it doesn’t just have to mean you strive to serve the most possible people at the lowest possible price; individuals and focused publications or companies can go the other way and charge relatively high prices but with far better products or services than were possible previously.

Differentiation and Value Capture in the Internet Age


You could hold a rock concert. Or you could hold a ballet concert. But don't tell people they are going to a rock concert, then put on a ballet. Or conversely, don't tell people they are going to the ballet, then put on a rock concert.

Jeff Bezos