Building communities and attracting eyeballs: is it 1999 all over again?
http://www.bcbusinessmagazine.com/stories.php?id=1 lots of companies couvered and a few errors in there, such as google only has 4,000 advertisers. I did the interview sometime between september and december of last year I think so some information is pretty dated.
When reading this article I found it very ironic that that i’ve got the lowest headcount of any company mentioned, yet i’ve got more pageviews/day than all tech startups in BC combined. Makes me wonder if i’m an anomaly or the future.
Another thing I found off in the article was the suggestion that someone in vancouver could build a myspace. Its pretty much impossible to build the next google or myspace in vancouver because the city/telco’s are so anti technology. The main problem is myspace alone would need more datacenter space then there are data centers in vancouver. The major hosting companies have no more power to power servers and space is maxed out, the telco’s don’t want to lay more lines and because of strict building codes leaving no more places to build datacenters that have a fibre connection. Last time I checked peer1 and netnation were no longer taking customers for vancouver datacenters. From dicussions with them it seems there won’t be a solution to this problem any time soon.
Bcbusiness is the first major business publication to mention plentyoffish. I’m going to go out and buy a copy when it hits news stands and save it. Then one day 20 years in the future I can take a look at it again.