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June, 2010:

Bebo sale highlights weakness of online advertising models

Bargain basement bebo

Bebo is passing into the hands of Criterion Capital Partners Fund, an investment vehicle with no web / social networking expertise or industry partners.

Wouldn’t they be better off tying up with an existing organisation that could add expertise and help them push the Bebo environment?

Criterion’s own website is dead.  The current page is just a 404.  Hardly the most promising partner to help Bebo develop the wider web presence it needs!

Echoes beached far away in time

What’s the first song you ever heard?

The one that pops into your head every now and again and you just can’t get rid of.  The one you probably never liked anyway and even if you did, it’s been echoing around the back of your mind for so long now that it’s not really just music any more.  It’s a fragment of your own personal theme tune, a beached fish twitching on the sand at the edge of your memory.

Much as I’d like to pretend mine was by someone cool like Martha and the Muffins, it was actually January by Pilot: