I’m delighted for Phil Wilkinson and the rest of the team involved in the launch of Keynoir.
One benefit of the recession is the number of sites being created around special offers. We already work with Luckebox in this area in LouderVoice and I know of several others in the planning and Alpha stages.
Keynoir looks like a winner to me and has the team to deliver on it.
I’ll be honest, I see the word “innovation” and I instantly picture Dilbert’s PHB telling them to leverage synergy. It is a word that has effectively become meaningless. But when it is allied to action, then I’ll take another look.
I was contacted a while back by the guys in Innovator.ie about an Innovation Workshop but I mis-read the intent and thought it was just for those in the Civil Security Sector. It was only when someone else clarified it for me that I realised what it was all about and it looks very interesting indeed.
In the latest of my tough love posts about Buzz (tagline “We’re moany bitches cos we care”), I take a screencast of what was displayed to me when I checked Buzz this morning:
6 weeks later and they still think this is acceptable.
TURN OFF THE GODDAMMED EXTERNAL FEEDS IN BUZZ NOW.
In other Buzz news, I discovered last night that someone with a clue in Google turned on the ability for those with non-2.x versions of Android to access it. It remains the best way to use Buzz by far. The reality is Buzz should have been launched as a mobile-only product. If all the focus had gone there, Foursquare and Gowalla would be crapping themselves instead of laughing themselves to sleep every night.
Or if they’d had some joined-up thinking, it would have been the address book in Android from day 1. Ye know, what we all thought they bought Jaiku for.
Apologies to @interactivemark for using his Friendfeed stream import in Buzz to highlight the problem.