It just occurred to me that if I look at the on-line services I used most, there's not really a clear winner when it comes to who gets the bulk of my online attention. Here's the current list along with the current owner of each (since 3 of the 4 were acquisitions):
Even more interesting is the fact that they're all basically separate brands from their parent companies. Sure, we all know that the "G" in Gmail is for "Google" but it's not called Google Mail, is it?
Of course, there are other on-line services that see little of my attention but provide value in other ways too:
And there are smaller or government owned sites I visit several times a day too:
- Weather Underground
- Dr. Jack's BLIPMAP (weather for soaring geeks)
- National Weather Service Area Forecast Discussion (Monterey office and Reno in the summertime)
- AOPA Member's Page
- Dan Johnson's Light Sport Aircraft News
And then there are those I've mostly stopped reading as they've decayed or gone mainstream and become mostly uninteresting:
I don't know if this is interesting to anyone else, but I was pretty happy about figuring this out a little while ago.
Does anyone seem to garner the majority of your on-line attention?
Posted by jzawodn at April 16, 2007 10:41 AM