Monday, July 31, 2006

How much are the Web 2.0 users worth?

YouTube, Digg, MySpace: How much is a non-paying 'user' worth? by ZDNet's Donna Bogatin -- The big question is: How much are the Web 2.0 Social Web legions of non-contributing, and non-paying, users worth?

Using very rounded numbers, here is a “quick and dirty” analysis:

  • MySpace 2005 acquisition price: $580 million
  • MySpace 2006 “friends” user base: 100 million
  • MySpace 2006 ad revenues: $200 million

MySpace acquisition price reflects an approximate multiple of $5-$6 per “friend.”

MySpace is currently generating approximately $2 in revenue per “friend.”

The MySpace effort to grow ad revenues since its acquisition by News Corp. last year provides would be bidders for Digg, YouTube…a valuable reference for measuring the financial potential of a large, non-paying base of young Internet users.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

The British International Motor Show

Today I visited The British International Motor Show. It is absolutely fantastic show. Tomorrow is last day. Reaally wide variety of cars. you can see modern cars, hybrid cars, movie cars, race cars, f1, concept cars, very bizard swimming cars...

Also there are some presentation abaout how hybrid cars work. What happens when engyne works, when it uses gasoline and when it swithes to electricity. They show all transaction with colored liquid passing throught semitrasparent pipes. Toyota on the left cut in to the half.

There were some really strange concept cars. Some are without any door at all with open roof like Citroen shown at the left. And really small. Good for riding on holidays on the beach or parks maybe. They look so cool like car with emotions, trying make you happy, chear you up.

As I mentioned there were star cars as well. I like the car that was on
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlement starring Sean Connery. And many other Thunderbirds: FAB 1, Shaguar adn other that I dont remember their names.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

New descriptive undercunstruction presentation.

Back in old days there was sume funky animations when web site was undercnstraction. Some of them was iconic digginf of ground ar working with caterpillar. I remember that flash 5 had vefy funky underconstraction movie. Where on mouse over guy comes aout under ground and corrects fallen beacon.

Today surfing on te net I came across with The Iconfactory web site underconstraction animation. They are describing why they are reconstructing their web site and what elements they are removing. They are presenting this in 6 episode animation in pixel art. All buildings, people, objects are in 3d pixel art. They look really good. There is no sound in it or my pc doesnt have necessary audio codec. Instead they use baloons with icons. I like brainstorm baloon specially.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Podpress, Podcasting tool for Wordpress

Today I came across with very usefull tool for podcasting. Podpress is a plugin for Wordpress blogs. It has very usefull feauture, extracting ID3 tags from mp3 files and convert them to RSS2 feed. Also It generates extra tags for iTunes. There you can specify cover and preview appearence on iTune.

Other usefull feauture is you can listen your podcasts directly from you web site or blog. Podpress has integrated audio player developed by 1pixelout , which is customizible to fit your design.

Here is the screenshot of flash audio player, which also can be installed as seperate plugin.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Back to traveling by bus

Yes after unfortunate accident when my bike was stolen in 5 munutes , in front of crowd and local supermarket I am back to travaling by bus. It took me 1:30 hours to work and 2 hours from work. nearly 4 hours of my 24 hour day. I am keeping saying that my day is 24 hours. Like everybody else's. Someone said time is only equal thing that all people have. 24 hours a day. That is really true. But if ou spend 4 hours on traveling every day liek me, it means you give up that equality for nothing. you make it inequal.

Today I reported my bike to police, described to the smallest detail. You know what, yesterday after accident on my way home 30 meters from sainsbury I came across with 5-6 guys wondering around on their bykes. They asked me if I would like to buy it back if they find it. I said why not, maybe. They asked how much I am willing to pay for that. I said no more than 20 £. And they sad "You knowprobably we won't find it" :) I know because price I said wass not enought for all of them.

Also there is a good side on this story. It gave me opportunity to look for a rent near my work. And I am looking forward to find suitible room close by. Which will return my 4 hour travel time back to me. And I will be able to use those 4 hours from 24 hour day. Which can be used to write 4 more blogs and increase my income by five times.

What a day was yesturday.

Yesturday as usual I drowe my bike (bicycle) to home. On my way I poped up to sainsbury's to buy some food. It took me just 5 mins. But was enought for guys o cut chain and stea my bike. Inthe middle of the crowd they stole my bike. I still cant belive it.

I am upset only because it is summer and i like to ride. I want be upset if it is stolen 1 month later. instead I woul be happy to get rid of it. Really bad time for me. I calculated how much I ride it in past 1 and half month. it is 1000 miles in total. i ride daily between 25-27 miles from home to work. It took me 1 hour on avarage. some times 50 minutes. Yes I know it is really far. My record was 43 minutes. and longest time was 1 and half hour. It really fun. riding in group some time about 10 -20 bikers in same direction. Really creazy. And amazing thing is you bypass all cars and buses. Not motorbikes. they are more hiperactive.

My tyres were punctured 8-9 times. First time it had 3 different punctures at once. I dont know how I did that but I can assure you it wasn't difficult. And then i bought thinner inner tubes which ware vety thin 1.25" for my 2" tyre. And those get punctured in one day because of inner friction with tyre.
Only good point is now I can move closer to my work place and not traver 1,5-2 hours by bus each way every day. Wich takes 4 hours from my 24 hour day. that is reay huge amount of time. In that time i can do manu other thing like earning money or spending it with my mates.

Here is an illustration of a stolen bike. ( for those who cant figure out what it is, It is like cutting my wings. :)

Bike was stolen in fron of Essex road Sainsbury:
323 Essex Rd
London, N1 2YG
020 7354 5518

Update: uploaded my bike poto

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Windows Vista, tryed beta version. Had some problems.

Last couple weeks I tryed Windows Vista Media edition. It has exciting design and I belive great functionality too. At the same time I encountered some problems while using it.

  1. First af all It doesnt recognise my hardware. I know because it is beta version no drivers are available for it. It recognizes most of drivers suitible for Windows XP. Main problem was graphics driver for nVidia geForce 6200 with turboCache. It couldnt use 3D feautures of it and was ranking it with 2 point out of five. Wich makes overall system rank 2. That is why I couldnt use and test all functionality.
  2. This one is really annoying one. I rented couple DVDs to watch and quess what ? Vista didnt open them. Giving error like not readible DVD. I dont know if it is secutiry issue or anything else. I downloaded winDVD and PowerDVD. They run DVD without any problem. I searched for free DVD players on the net. And found really usable videoLan ( ). I really like it.
  3. Another annoying this was problems with registry. Whan you install some programs like photoshop, winamp, flash. they prompt you to register with them in order to recuive updates and news. You can choose not registering and selecting dont show me this again expect it to not prompt you about registration any more. But it doesnt work. Every time you run the program it prompts for registration.
  4. Also it prompts you for confirming every action like deleting files , opening configutation settings, display settings etc. and checking if you have proper permission. Which prompts you on every action. It is really annoying.
  5. One other this it is too slow for my laptop. intel centrino 1.7 GHz, with 1GB RAM. when exploring folders it reads too slowly contents of folder.
Also thera re some good pros that I found while using Windows vista.
  1. It have really cool gadgets shipped in the package. Gadgets are customizable, and usefull like click, cpu meter, calculator, photos. Later I discovered that yahoo have similar gadgets that can be installed to windows XP.
  2. I like IE7 Phishing technology. It prompts if you are viewinng fake hotmail ebay or paypal login pages. Most people dont recognize them because they look exactly same. And type in their usernames and password. After what owner of fake login web site stores login details and uses them for his own purposes. It is very difficult to get stolen mail accounts from yahoo, hotmail and gmail. because every detail entered on registration is changed and doesnt correspond to genune users details.
  3. I quite like desing of Vista.
If you have experienced some problems or like some new feautures you can shere them in comments.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

First thing to do when starting your blog.

There are certain things to pay attention when starting blog. Let me list them in some order.

  1. Find topict and title for your blog.
  2. Make optimizations for search engynes.
  3. Place ads in right place in order to earn money.
Find topict and title for your blog. This is important, because you need to find something that interests you and may be interesting for many others. I decided to write about earning money on the net spending one hour per day. First I thout I will write about enything. But then If I do so visitors will be confused and wouldnt be able to find what they were looking for and leave site and never come back if possible. It is bad because I want visitors to like this site and find information they are looking for. And advise to their friends about this site, return to the site weekly to check latest news and read latest posts. On the other hand I want to type alot and share some other things. Final decition I will post on variety of topics related to money earning or not related to enything else. But I will make it easy to find visitors what they are looking for.

Make optimizations for search engynes. Yes I spotted that this template on blogger doesnt have keyword and description tags in it. Tose tags are very important for search engynes. To add those tags goto Template tab on your blog admin panel and Edit Template. After <title>your blog title</title> tags type keyword and description tags. like following:

<meta name="keywords" content="keyword1, keyword2, keyword3">
<meta name="description" content="Type description here">
type keywords and description relative to your blog.

Place ads in right place in order to earn money. That is why we are here right? Go to your adsense account and select what type of ad you want. Copy generated code and paste it into your template. I pasted square ad 250x250 on my sidebar. And small banner ad on item page after post and before comments. You need to fing related place on your template . It is very descriptive.

Experiment: How much I can earn from 1 hour daily blogging?

This my first post on this blog. Main aim of this blog is to calculate how much earning and contribution to my life it brings. I am cirious.

By reading this blog you are becoming part of the experiment. Also I intent to publish my earings and time I spend on this blog. So that many of you can see life statistics abaout famouse question on the net "How much I can earn by being part time blogger".
First of all I have 2 other web sites one is my personal web site where I publish my works and other is wallpaper archive web site. I earned $166.30 between Mar 31, 2005 to Jun 30, 2006. Not too much. But it covers my hosting expenses.
Meanwhile as the name of this blog I will post every day spending 1 hour of my precious 24 hour day on this blog instead of wathcing nonsense tv programs or sorfing other nonsense web sites. I think it will be quite a mission to find content for posting but hey it is nonsense And I can type everything that I want. Like alhdf l;oifh pooisdfj klsjafh lkshfo saiuklfiuep9rgiovljsfkdvkljs ......
Dont worry I won't do it again.

All right time is up. I want to add some picture for good beginning of nonsense ness.

If you want to share your earnings feel free to post a comment.