The dnjournal 2014 list of top domain name sales is out. I am nostalgic, frustrated, chuffed and incredulous (is this actually possible without drugs?). From my first UK commercial website in 1996 (nostalgic!) I have had 3 rules for name value. Must be: 1) Made up of recognisable words; 2) Less than 8 characters; 3) A .com I thought this last rule was dead given the proliferation of suffixs but the list (chuffed!) says NO. So, why am I not a domain name millionaire (frustrated!)? And why has no one bought my goldsure & beingsure domain names for mucho bucks? (Incredulous!)
The log files of my website show that my "Theory of Balls" page has been found by a visitor who typed in "theory of success in life" into @Google. Even though I am ranked 8 slots behind #Aristoltle #Plato I think this is bit of a 'win' don't you? SEE HERE It has been some time since I had a win on Google. In the early days of adwords I ran campaigns and became a Google case study (SEE HERE). Since the Big Agencies took over eCommerce the 'Don't Be Evil' mob have forgotten the little guy
Last July I tweeted this mind-blowing graphic of a snapshot of High Frequency Trading. As more evidence emerges of a huge divergence between productivity and average wages (the gains from productivity have almost exclusively gone to the capitalist class, “the 1%”), HFT amplifies returns for the 1%. A new book out yesterday, Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis appears to evidence this. I am half way through it. It’s a brilliant read. You can arbitrage it at Amazon UK where it is available for the Kindle while being Kindle embargoed in the US: Read This HERE Understand How Digital Is Changing Our World!
Concise, immediate, comment on the balls bouncing around the digital technology space.