Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Trading Post print publication is DEAD!





Tell em they're dreaming......


Trading Post announced today that it will become an exclusively online trading platform from November with the last print publications on sale from 29 October 2009.
This is a brave move considering that the user and seller experience on TradingPost.com.au is basically crap. Some reports from industry insiders say the Trading Post blew over 250 million taking on eBay.com.au
I was quoted in Trading Post press release of May 2008 welcoming them as competitors to eBay; however we have not heard a word from Trading Post since. I have talked with the few sellers that have listed on the site and they tell me it’s not worth the effort.
Well Telstra BigPond, what are you going to do to deliver a competitive offering to both buyers and sellers?
Trading Post you might want to line those ducks up before killing the print side.

PS - Start by changing your dumb title tag on your home page and stop the practice of using duplicate home pages – Seo 101.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The future is here and you better listen.
















Tom Cruise uses gloves with sensors - so yesterday!

Consider what Project Natal is set to deliver (See Post: Thursday, June 4, 2009) This is our future of communication in the gaming, entertainment and shopping world. We are currently talking about web 2.0 concepts; however you don’t have to look far into the future to see what web 3.0 offers. “Minority Report” functionality is here. Governments across the globe for some years now have the ability to scan the crowds at major sporting events using software to map the faces of the crowd and predict those that are threats. They use pure mathematics via software algorithm to make the predictions. So the concept of mapping body or facial movements via a simple camera is easy to understand.

After witnessing the interactivity of future plans for project natal (See Post: Thursday, September 10, 2009) one does not have to look too far into the future of what technology, and the applications of this new experience brings.

Corporate’s will lead the way via their ability to deliver the hardware at affordable prices and access to popular content. However as Jonny Lee demonstrates (See Post: Monday, August 17, 2009) independents will still carve out a niche. One thing is sure that the websites we currently operate will be completely different in the next 3-5 years. Everybody should take note of what Project Natal and other advances will deliver. The physical keyboard and controller’s days are numbered. One will look back in 10 years from now and their memory will be a distant as the typewriter or fax is today.

Very exciting and very scary!