Good morning, All, and just wanted to have a little fun today.
First, next week is the last full week of Daylight Savings Time, so enjoy!
Second: Did you know that there’s a free work space for designers in NYC? It’s true: it’s called wix lounge and while we haven’t been there, nor have we heard any reports about it, here’s more information for the designers on the list: http://bit.ly/bZQSqA
Third: did you know that 1500 entrepreneurs and 100 investors from across the nation have already registered for New York Entrepreneur Week? Which November 8-14, and the first week of EST, for those of us playing the home version. Come mix and mingle and save 75% with your SOS discount code: SOS345: http://www.nyew.org/
Next, did you know that last year the Wall Street Journal reported that email no longer rules, and has been usurped by social media (http://bit.ly/Eszk1), which was seconded by Sheryl Sandberg this summer at a Nielsen Consumer 360 conference (http://bit.ly/cL63s1) – of course, she is COO of FB. The Journal said that while email continues the grow, “other types of communication services are growing far faster. In August 2009, 276.9 million people used email across the U.S., several European countries, Australia and Brazil, according to Nielsen Co., up 21% from 229.2 million in August 2008. But the number of users on social-networking and other community sites jumped 31% to 301.5 million people.” So, is email no longer the killer app? Fine, but in order to sign up for any social network, you still need an email address.
Graham Lawlor’s next Ultra Light Startup panel is The Email Mafia ( Thursday, November 4, 6.30 – 9 : http://bit.ly/a35kyK) And another fun fact:
In the past year, many of the best-known people in the startup tech scene have abandoned blogging in favor of email (Jason Calacanis, Sam Lessin, Charlie O’Donnell). At the same time, email based startups have been setting records for high growth, lean profitability, and big exits (Daily Candy sold for $125 million, HARO sold for $20 million, Thrillist making millions a year). And they’re all NYC-based. Should be a good one and guess it’s not time to eulogize email yet, eh, readers?
Last fun fact: Business Insider this week released their list of The Silicon Alley 100: New York’s Coolest Tech People In 2010: http://read.bi/apvE3v Last year, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the #1 spot but this year he was bumped to #5 and in the #1 Spot: Yes, those mayor-makers themselves, foursquare co-founders Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai.
Now, back to our regularly scheduled program. Thanks for playing and, as always, help is on the way…