Monthly Archives: December 2010

Google Analytics Broken in DotNetNuke 5.6

If you suffer the cruel affliction of a DotNetNuke website, you may find your Google Analytics charts flat lined around November or December of 2010. DotNetNuke 5.6 introduced a bug in the analytics code, fortunately, the guys from Interactive Webs … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Adventure

A company sold one of its web properties two weeks ago for $90 million. That normally wouldn’t concern me, except that same week, they launched the world’s first site to implement an idea I’m also working on. Whenever I conceive … Continue reading

Posted in Hacker Tales

Charity Auctions on Social Networks

Did this paper provide an early proof for the Groupon model? Conitzer and Sandholm introduced the idea of using auctions to allow individuals to offer to match the contribution of others. We explore this idea in a social network setting, where … Continue reading

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Thick, Uncongested and Safe

Successful marketplaces require three key elements. “They must be thick, uncongested, and safe,”… Having sufficient “thickness” means there are enough participants in the market to make it thrive. “Congestion” is what can happen when markets get too thick too fast: … Continue reading

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Open Source Motivations

Alex King has published a great post today about Open Source Motivations. One comment stood out for me: Unless the WordPress community at large starts to better recognize and reward the developers that create the tools that they use and … Continue reading

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