Why Jason Calacanis Needs To Leave The Future Alone
He’s sooo 20th Century and rarely has a clue on what’s happening around him unless it’s written on an AOL press release.
He’s been ranting against YouTube for a while now. Saying it’s not a real business.
Well now I learn (via the Blog Herald) Jason has turned his anger at all Web 2.0 firms. Saying that most of them won’t be around in 3 years.
Jason, you’re probably right.
But guess what?
One in 3 non-web 2.0 business fail within a year.
Jason has ranted.
And said nothing.
What he was trying to say (I think) was that most of these Web 2.0 businesses have no business model.
On that point (if that’s what he was trying to say) he’s right.
But in actuality it’s not all the fault of the Web 2.0 creators.
Advertisers (who want to reach the web 2.0 audience) haven’t figured out how to take advantage of social networking and most other Web 2.0 products.
And when they try it often ends up a mess.
Answer me this Jason.
Should the creators of Flickr have waited until advertisers got their shit together before they released their product to the public?
Should Delicious be closed because it hasn’t figured out how it will monitize?
Go back to looking for mainstream content (like that Amex commercial you posted) and leave the future to those who care about it.Explore posts in the same categories: blog networks, Gawker Media, new media, personal, rebuttal, Weblog, YouTube