11 Jul '11, 1am

My take on Scoble's pro-Mahalo rant was subtly titled "Mahalo's Still Doomed, Scoble's Still Wrong".

Mahalo's Still Doomed, Scoble's Still Wrong Take one part Dvorak-style sensationalism, one part Calacanis anti-SEO demagoguery, and one part tedious Facebook cheerleading, and what do you get? A prediction that Google is doomed , by someone who refuses to contextualize the whole mess. Humans do it better? Been there, done that. Agree. Disagree. ??? We're way past that now, surely. We're all working on all kinds of stuff. Google included, surely. Recommendations by peer groups? Online word of mouth ? Preferably, in the context of a vibrant community in a vertical that matters economically and emotionally to those in it. Sure, great, and Mahalo won't be that, any more than many of the other contenders have been that. Facebook is teaching the world a few things about how to handle peer interactions online. That doesn't mean it's going to be or has to be the platform for all i...

Full article: http://www.traffick.com/2007/09/mahalos-still-doomed-scob...

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