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People Leaving Hyves #social #media

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Recently I, and others, have been seeing more and more messages on the Dutch social network Hyves from friends, mostly in their 20’s and 30’s, who say they are leaving Hyves for LinkedIn and FaceBook, leaving Hyves to a younger target group. I doubt that it has anything to do with the recent acquisition of Hyves by the newspaper group Telegraaf Media Groep. I can see some parallels with the use of MySpace, who – like Yahoo! – have recently started to lay-off employees, when they were acquired by News Corp.

In recent years Hyves innovation has been lacking for the users, even with the adoption of OpenSocial and other extension of the external services it supports, it has still been technology driven rather user driven. And mostly relying on innovation of external platforms and services, for which it partly pays. Having spoken with a number of Hyves employees in the past I get the idea that they have some innovative ideas up their sleeves, although I have yet to see good execution.

I don’t like to use words such as hemorrhage, so I won’t. 😉

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

January 22, 2011 at 8:17 am

A catalog of this year’s risky articles #2010

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Programming Hands

Risk is something which can be difficult to evaluate for the average person, there is a lot of work which goes in to learning not to do the two things that people usually do when they are confronted with risk:

  1. Ignore
  2. Overreact

It looks like every man and his dog needs to have a Facebook page, even banks…

It has been almost 1.5 weeks since Google’s FeedBurner removed the Frie…

Some days ago I tweeted to Prosper, a personal loan marketplace, whether they…

I don’t really think most people get “it” when it comes to …

Just noticed that Google Translate translates the name of the Dutch social ne…

I find a 400 plus page manual of office policies and job descriptions for eac…

In the last two days I’ve not been posting so much, and focussing on up…

I started playing with Google Scribe and wanted to see if patterns emerged so…

I have my Google account set up with English as the preferred language, my br…

For the last 2 years LinkedIn has been running a bad poor IT management depar…

When I just started I too had trouble with getting all the items I required t…

On August 11th 2007 I exceeded my GMail quota, I blogged about it here. At th…

Brian Szymanski send a reply to me concerning another bank implementing SMS b…

I don’t understand why url expansion after url shortening is such an is…

I just read an article Web Coupons Know Lots About You, and They Tell in the …

This morning/night China’s networks were sending rerouting messages to …

The lack of trained and experienced computer security people working in small…

Last week I saw an episode of a popular Dutch Ombudsman program Kassa, they r…

After seeing a program about a lifecoach trying to find the time to get his p…

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Secret Google campaign against Hyves? #social #networking

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Google Translate

Just noticed that translates the name of the Dutch social networking site as , is this a secret plot by Google?

On a different note, congrats to Hyves. I once said your stock options weren’t worth the paper they are written on, and now you sold yourself to a tabloid newspaper which isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. 😉

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

November 1, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Posted in business, networking, risk, social

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