Subscribe: John Battelle's Searchblog
http://feeds.feedburner.com/JohnBattellesSearchblog
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade A rated
Language: English
Tags:
appeared john  appeared  battelle search  battelle  blog  facebook  john battelle  john  predictions  search blog  search 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: John Battelle's Searchblog

John Battelle's Search Blog



Thoughts on the intersection of search, media, technology, and more.



Last Build Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 22:11:05 +0000

 



The Internet Big Five Is Now The World’s Big Five

Wed, 17 May 2017 22:11:05 +0000

The post The Internet Big Five Is Now The World’s Big Five appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.

Back in December of 2011, I wrote a piece I called “The Internet Big Five,” in which I noted what seemed a significant trend: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and Facebook were becoming the most important companies not only in the technology world, but in the world at large. At that point, Facebook had not yet […]

The post The Internet Big Five Is Now The World’s Big Five appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.




Dear Facebook…Please Give Me Agency Over The Feed

Sun, 07 May 2017 21:30:55 +0000

The post Dear Facebook…Please Give Me Agency Over The Feed appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.

(cross posted from NewCo Shift) Like you, I am on Facebook. In two ways, actually. There’s this public page, which Facebook gives to people who are “public figures.” My story of becoming a Facebook public figure is tortured (years ago, I went Facebook bankrupt after reaching my “friend” limit), but the end result is a […]

The post Dear Facebook…Please Give Me Agency Over The Feed appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.




Ads. Grrr.

Thu, 04 May 2017 05:31:56 +0000

The post Ads. Grrr. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.

(Cross posted on Medium) I honestly didn’t want to say this, but. I did have other things to do tonight than write about advertising. Again. But g’damn, folks. Can we get our shit together? I know Google thinks it is doing something about it. But that Chrome feature you call ad blocking? Well, OK, there’s […]

The post Ads. Grrr. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.




Please, Let’s Not Go There Again

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:00:28 +0000

The post Please, Let’s Not Go There Again appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.

Here’s a top-of-my-head rundown of all the shit going down that promises to take us forty years back, to a time when, well…you decide what kind of time it was. Women had to fight for basic rights. Anyone remember “women’s lib”? That movement found its voice in the 70s, and made steady if punctuated progress […]

The post Please, Let’s Not Go There Again appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.




Pick Up the Phone and Call.

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:04:38 +0000

The post Pick Up the Phone and Call. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.

(cross posted from NewCo Shift) People in business who like to Get Shit Done fall in love with each version of The New. When I was a kid, new was the the Apple II. Then the IBM PC, digital phones and voice mail, the Mac — oh God, the Mac! — word processing, email, the cell phone, the Internet — mmmmm, […]

The post Pick Up the Phone and Call. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.




Bad Policy Makes Us Sick. Business Must Lead Us Back.

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:40:09 +0000

The post Bad Policy Makes Us Sick. Business Must Lead Us Back. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.

(Cross posted from NewCo Shift) Walking around Disneyland with my daughter the other night, I found myself face to face with one of our country’s most intractable taboos. (Disneyland is still awesome for me, as a kid from 1970s LA. Truly magical.) If you’re an observer of crowds, one of the more prominent features of […]

The post Bad Policy Makes Us Sick. Business Must Lead Us Back. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.




It’s Time For Facebook to Start Making Media

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:11:29 +0000

The post It’s Time For Facebook to Start Making Media appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.

There’s only one company that can possibly spin media gold on Facebook. And that’s Facebook. Round and round and round goes the debate — Facebook’s not a media company, Facebook’s not a traditional media company, Facebook’s a new kind of media company. Facebook’s gonna pay media creators to make stuff on Facebook! Wait, no they’re not. Wait, […]

The post It’s Time For Facebook to Start Making Media appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.




We Must Fix This Fucking Mess

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:57:09 +0000

The post We Must Fix This Fucking Mess appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.

Here are the caveats for the rant I am about to write. The fact that I am writing this on Medium will cause many of you to dismiss me for hypocrisy. Don’t. Read to the end. I will be saying the word “F*CK” a lot. If that bothers you, time to depart for calmer waters. […]

The post We Must Fix This Fucking Mess appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.




Predictions 2017: A Chain Reaction

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:16:28 +0000

The post Predictions 2017: A Chain Reaction appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.

This is my 14th annual predictions post. And as I look back on the previous 13 and consider what to write, I’m flooded with uncertainty. That’s not like me. Writing these predictions is something I’ve always looked forward to – I don’t prepare in any demonstrable way, but I do gather crumbs over time, filing […]

The post Predictions 2017: A Chain Reaction appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.




Predictions 2016: How’d I Do?

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 03:46:57 +0000

The post Predictions 2016: How’d I Do? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.

At the beginning of each year I make predictions, and at year’s end, I hold myself to account. It’s kind of fun to look back and see how wrong (or right) my musings end up being. I’ll be writing my Predictions 2017 post this weekend (I think), and publishing it shortly thereafter. But for now, let’s […]

The post Predictions 2016: How’d I Do? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.