Twitter is becoming the new content recommendation engine. More and more, I discover posts, tools and people through recommendations from users I’m connected with, including top tier VCs, serial entrepreneurs as well as Lance Armstrong, Shaq, the Dalai Lama and more.
Without further ado, let’s get started with the links for Feb 16 2009:
1) TwittURLs shows you the most popular links on Twitter as they happen, which is a pretty accurate snap shot of “what’s hot” on the web (at least with the Twitter community).
2) TweetBoxLive allows you to text and receive twitter updates for FREE via SMS. The business model is simple – Packages of SMS Credits to receive twitter updates start at £5.00 for 60 Credits.
3) Mobixell to enables iPhone users to send and receive MMS messages to and from any device, Modu gets $38.5 million order from Southeast Asian phone company, signs up Telefonica, Clarizen is giving away one year subscriptions for project management software a-la BaseCamp.
4) Microsoft has new mobile strategy, to try and stop the bleeding of users to Apple. It’s a new service called a My Phone that will that enable users with a Windows Mobile phone to automatically sync their images, contacts, calendar items, bookmarks and other data backed-up on asite hosted by MSFT.
5) Google has been killing products recently (Lively, Dodgeball, , Catalog Search, Jaiku and more). But how does it pull the plug? “Profit-and-loss calculations play an especially important role in evaluating Google’s advertising products, which provide virtually all of the company’s revenue.”
6) 45 blog posts ideas that generate buzz, nuff’ said.
7) 40 useful web designer and web services tools – great list of resources including some of my favorites free tools and many that I haven’t heard about. For example:
8) The changing face of online interactivity – is social media killing traditional blogging? Why bother publishing your thoughts on a heavy site when you can twitter away?
10) Webvaluer answers the question: How much is your site worth? This is an old one, but increasingly relevant during a recession. Unfortunately, it’s not very accurate. According to the site, Fly.com is only worth $17,000, a much lower valuation than the $1.8 million Travelzoo paid for it.