The Social Observer

Forbes Jamieson
The latest about the world's largest public squares.
Created 21 Oct 2021
  • Twitter: @jack Resigns as CEO, Spaces are a Dumpster Fire
    30 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    The Update: @jack has resigned from Twitter. It’s a strange moment. Historic, desired, and anticipated but now that is upon us it feels anticlimactic. The resignation has been sometime coming. Firstly...
  • The Different Faces of Meta
    29 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    The Update: Something that I have been wanting to write about for a while are some of the interesting personalities that are running the vision for product beneath Meta’s Zuckerberg. I like to separat...
  • Twitter: Live Shopping
    24 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    The Update: Twitter Blog (22/11/21): Live video has been transforming the way we shop for years. Earlier this year we announced our plans to better support shopping on Twitter, and today we’re excited...
  • Twitter Blue: Questions about Twitter's Business Model
    22 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    I have been going back and forth for sometime about the advent of Twitter Blue: a subscription service for premium features within Twitter. My internal conflict on the issue is complex. On one hand I ...
  • Online Dating: Bumble - a Broken IPO, and a Broken Value Proposition
    21 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 0 2
    The Update: Nasdaq: Online dating application Bumble Inc. (BMBL) has reported better-than-expected results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021. The robust results were on the back of strong...
  • Online Dating: Match Group Q3 - IAP Implications
    16 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    Online Dating 101: I have always been fascinated by online dating as a business model. I’m interested in the dynamics of these thriving online dating applications/sites because they are at the interse...
  • Meta's Zuckerberg interview with Gary Vaynerchuk and Web 3 buys the Constitution
    15 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    The Update: Over the weekend Gary Vaynerchuck (or GaryVee) released a haphazard, but remarkably authentic interview with Meta’s Zuckerberg. I thought this was an important public relations moment for ...
  • Twitter, the metaverse that has been
    13 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    It’s been a busy couple of weeks so my apologies about the lack of updates: The Update: The tremendous amount of focus that the “metaverse” is now garnering has left me wondering exactly what directio...
  • Facebook's Moment of Truth
    27 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    The Update: Facebook reported Q3 earnings two days ago, with the anticipation a virtual fever pitch as investors and onlookers sought to get insight into the recent controversies as well as the effect...
  • Snapchat's Q3, Implications for Digital Marketing Writ Large
    23 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    The Update: In Snap Inc. Q3 Earnings Call, senior executives alluded to major disruptions in the digital advertising landscape resulting from Apple’s iOS 14 Update: Evan Spiegel, CEO: Our advertising ...
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