Month: January 2008

They say it’s all about the customer

Since Mlle. A. started using Google Reader in full force a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been getting a steady flow of cool, funny, high-quality articles and links. This one caught my eye: (…) customers don’t really care how you’re better until they understand what you’re gonna do for them.

Connecting users

A quote to keep in mind: Sites that look like they suck are often a hundred times more useful and popular than sites that actually suck. Why? Because the key to Craigslist and Plenty of Fish is their ability to connect users to useful user-generated content, and vice versa. Everything else (…) is “trivial.” source

Back to Running

Today was my first run with the running club since mid-December. And mid-way I felt kind of unfit. That’s the downside of jogging. You really notice the slacking. Due to a cold during the Christmas break and my South Florida holiday I didn’t run as much as I’d planned initially. Add lots of Swiss chocolate …

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Kenyan blogs

Cedric of m.zung.us writes Das es inzwischen eine aktive afrikanische Blogosphäre gibt, ist nicht erst seit dem Chaos um den Wahlbetrug in Kenya bekannt. Aber genau jetzt wird deutlich wie gut und wertvoll es ist verschiedene Sichtweisen über die Massenmedien hinaus einzufangen. See the full post here: Bürger-Journalismus in Kenya White African has a roundup …

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Floods in Mocambique and Malawi

Heavy rains are causing the Zambezi and the Shire to flood. Here’s a BBC report: Heavy floods have also destroyed homes and crops, displacing thousands of people in southern and central Malawi. The Malawian government is warning people to relocate from flood-prone areas, but many have been reluctant to leave their farms.