Why the Android Ecosystem is Broken
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Why The Android Ecosystem is Broken
Leaving iOS never hurt so much...

Towards the end of 2011 I switched to Android.  I wanted a physical keyboard.  Why not give Android a try?  It was a very rough ride, and a lot of things went wrong along the way...
  1. I struggled with corrupted data & syncing
  2. It required tool to monitor & kill bad apps
  3. Android couldn't remember context & position
  4. I struggled on and on with the interface
  5. Many apps were weaker than their iphone cousins
Here's what I think went wrong with Android, and why the platform failing.

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Return on Influence by Mark Schaefer

Social Scoring with Klout & Kred

Schaefer's new book Return on Influence is a great introduction to the world of social media influence.  Called social scoring, sites like Klout, Kred and PeerIndex have sprung up, taking signals from social media sites such as twitter, facebook, linkedin, google+ and others, distilling down followers, engagement, and reach into a single metric or score.  Despite all the controversy surrounding these ratings, they've made a splash on the social media scene. 

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