Anna is out of the office traveling for client meetings in Madison, WI with Jeff and Dean, so this week’s picks are brought to you by intern Brad!
Experts Agree: Gen Y Will Not Grow Out of Social Networking
The Pew Internet and American Life Project have brought to light the consensus that the digital generation will still be consuming and participating in social media by 2020. A poll found that 67% of 371 experts agreed that Generation Y is likely to stay active in the social networking scene for quite some time.
Gowalla: We’re still in the location race
Even as FourSquare is outgrowing Gowalla by a huge factor, Gowalla insists that it still has something to contribute in the geo-location race. This week, it announced promotions with the Livestrong foundation (in association with Nike stores) and Threadless to offer its users free prizes for following both organizations on the service.
Prince: “The Internet Is Over”
Music icon Prince has again exercised his ability to speak his mind suggesting quite directly that the Internet is dying. His refusal to work with music distribution channels such as iTunes and Amazon, based on the lack of an advance for his work, harkens back to his intention to file lawsuits with sites like YouTube, eBay and the Pirate Bay.
Digg v4 hands on: A better Digg, but is it enough?
Details of Digg’s newest version have been leaking out and the general reception seems to be that it’s a step in the right direction. Over 20,000 users were invited to join the closed beta test this week to try out the new Digg that changes its focus from the community as a whole to a circle of friends as a news sharing group.
— Brad (@bcarr)