What More Could You Ask.fm

January 19, 2013

Ask.fm

Since the beginning of this year, Ask.fm has grown popular so fast. And this issue, according to TC, happened since mid-last year. It has taken over its Q&A rival Formspring, only in terms of traffic, wherein it got more (37M) unique visitors per month than Formspring (20M).

Ironically, Formspring has more (29.5M) users than Ask.fm (8M),  but nowadays, Ask.fm is gaining more users everyday. And Formspring was born a year earlier than Ask.fm. Ilja Terebin & company formed Ask.fm to clone the idea of Formspring & look for its weaknesses. Wait, I’ve seen no weaknesses in Formspring for it has more applications than Ask.fm, as far as I have observed, notably answering back to the main subject.

This issue reminds me of Facebook‘s popularity growing fast way back 2009, when it had taken over Friendster & Multiply. And unbelievably, the key to its popularity was to acquire some of what Friendster originally owned. With this, Friendser’s popularity waned & ended up getting revamped as a gaming network.

Oh, well. Looks like sooner, Formspring’s popularity will wane because of this. What More Could You Ask.fm? Anyway, competition is like that, out from the old and in to the new.

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Welcome 2013!

January 1, 2013

Farewell, 2012, Welcome 2013. 2012 was one of the best years of my life, because it marked the beginning of my adulthood. According to Paul McNamara, 2013 is the 1st year since 1987 to have 4 different numbers. Sounds interesting, right. We’ll be experiencing this 4-different-number dilemma for the next 6 years. It’s a good thing the “end of the world” didn’t take effect last Dec. 21, which means that we survived it. That Mayan calendar just played a trick on us, so don’t believe on the end of the world. It”ll never happen anyway.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The London Olympic Stadium is 53 meters high. This blog had about 610 visitors in 2012. If every visitor were a meter, this blog would be 12 times taller than the Olympic Stadium – not too shabby.

Click here to see the complete report.

Let’s thank God for giving us another year to make things right. Good for you if you if you played safe instead of playing with fireworks & getting yourself (and your hands) hurt. I hope you had a good start this 2013. Happy New Year to all of you!