Brad Gunderson credits his grandparents and parents — all longtime business owners in Siouxland — for his entrepreneurial ethic, which is helping him launch About2Buy. Click Photo for Full Article.
Throughout the years much has been written about spaces, the gaps between. If I am here and you are there, what is between us. If that is there and this is here, what may bring them together. There is so very much which may be done with that to which resides between. Appears at times to be our primary purpose.
Much of the time concerns of what, why & how dominate. What is between, why is it, how do we remove or replace, the contemplation’s for these from those with purpose. To fill or replace that which resides is our role.
The Internet being so new and vibrant is the perfect subject, beginning as a haven for holistic communication to what it is today. Wherever communication or a medium for exchange is present, it is certain that commerce will appear. The initial intent may have been to improved upon the connection between the many with, to those who want. But spaces need to be filled as our nature and history exhibit, for this is where opportunity resides.
The space between Seller & Buyer may be expanding, if not how could so much within materialize. Connectors to which for a fee offer (with uncertainty) to nudge a seller in proximity of a buyer. Through limitless effort termed as marketing, advertising, lead generation, targeting and alike, this ever expanding space formed it’s barrier with a toll to pass. Now not many upon the Internet may see it in this way, be it not the 1st. time by the masses we have been so conditioned.
Now imagine the Internet as it is and a way around to it’s side. An alternative connection to every buyer and relevant seller, absent the wall, net or toll to pass. Connection as are under construction as we speak, a short path with little space for the purposeful to meet.
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Noticed how systemic efforts often forget their purpose, so many examples to this. One might consider federal tax deductions of the many. Originally, it’s most practical purpose was to award taxpayers for minimizing cost to the federal government. A way of saying “OK you saved the fed money by your actions” we’ll extend to you a discount on your membership. But of course interests beyond over many years removed this purpose. This and so very many others by example resemble the long-term aches and pains of our unionization. It all begins well, then over time through varied or less insightful guidance becomes something much less.
For our purpose, we look at commerce. What it was, what it is and what it may become, the latter has room for a more idealistic view. So in looking at the past,present and future of commerce in various capacities for over 20 years, a simple base theory remains constant and (in my opinion) will forever maintain its dominance. Commerce (for all practical purposes) is an exercise where anything of a perceived value is exchanged for anything of perceived equal value. <= Notice the period upon the end of the sentence.
While commerce now may have become (as taxes) something else, it’s base theory is so dominant that when reintroduced becomes an undeniable force. This is the foundation of our venture, an undeniable purpose. The direct alignment of unadulterated commerce. The timing and infrastructure for (at this time of writing) is unprecedented. Coming Soon!
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Reports found 72% of us already feel like Big Brother is watching us when we get personalized recommendations on Facebook and other sites, and 56% of us say we feel “violated”. Another indicated that 89% of us haven’t bought anything on Facebook and that 44% of us aren’t interested in doing so. These are pretty damning figures for, supposedly, one of the hottest new industry trends.
Of course it would be foolhardy to not include a sort of reference to how popular someone may be, especially if you are host to. To know the future of pricing and promotion, is not so difficult to imagine. The old push market system that will certainly die a slow death, possesses such low conversion rates it’s hardly worth doing. Word of mouth and individual networks are yielding higher rates.
It may not be long before one’s popularity upon the web may dictate the final price. If you scored high for influence on Klout or other rating sites, your value to a product provider is and will continue to be immense. Such high rates of influence one day may get you a host of products for free, that’s right the most popular win again.
Now to say “begin to strengthen your network” is to become the understatement of what will be the century, please hear me loud and clear. “Strengthen and broaden the reach of your online networks”. I guarantee not only from our own perspective (and offerings), but many others who influence the web as well. You will pay higher prices in the future if you do not have a sizable network to share it with.
Live free Live well
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Is Titan the word to use here? Another could be champion, you get the picture. Either way we could imagine by hearing, a leader is described. You know the one we so very rarely get to be (on a grand scale) but often hear of in others.
As title suggests, referring to commerce and those considered “Titans” of. Who by what means granted such position and title. You know Amazon’s, eBay’s and alike, the billionaire companies that sought and conquered. Was it the press? or maybe the gossip forums formed by us which now proclaim themselves social networks. From who’s opinion it matters not, for certain it was ours who granted them so. Popularity by size of revenue is the vessel we use to propel, seeing not the real champion to which is our claim.
You see we have always looked to others and held high as the creator, when all along it was our adoption which caused it and every. As yesterday, the time before and again today I grant them. Maybe one day further “Our” will become “we” and “we” will unite to resurrect and take command.
It is commerce and all within that was lost, for we gave yield and forgot our worth. So now that we have powerful new tools of communication and tech, the time is here for all to gather. To do so separately is to not utilize our numbers. So lets join and group to move forward our quest, as we pursue our goods on our terms and by our way.
It is by way of About2Buy.com we march, to say no more no way to all the former. We do so for you have forgotten, that to push, pry, track, record and follow damages dignity as well as my confidence in. So perk up and listen, for I will announce to you and the masses my pursuits and intentions from here on in, if alike your urged to follow. I then will award and allow you to prosper, for my business if not taken for granted will forever be graciously given.
If you’re a buyer stay tuned, privacy and freedom are on the way. If you are a seller stay plugged-in, consumers a plenty are About2Buy.
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Watching all the social internet noise my mind can assimilate, many a thing become clear. One consideration is to imagine the social compared to marriages, friendships and relationships. I’m sure psycho Therapists and alike are having great fun as of late, especially when observing the environments provided. More like ecosystems than any, they structure themselves as to create the actions and behaviors to sustain.
When said ecosystems reach a level of influence upon their users, many become bored and seek to deepen their relationship with. Now normally this is done to expand population and to comfort the financial bottom line through exploitation of. Don’t get me wrong the sites and tools of which I refer are quite attractive and useful to those who frequent. But as stated in earlier posts, many expansions enacted have but one fiscal purpose.
As some expansions of service are well intended, it is very important to balance the offerings and not to “Smother” the relationship. This as mentioned may describe the actions of many who are no longer. Users basically disengage (divorce) from overwhelming feelings like that of a smothered relationship.
Now while the Tech press, bloggers, social media, etc. have glorified the many and much released by Facebook (F8) recently, I have this strange feeling the relationship Facebook just adjusted may have initiated the “smothering” process of which does not usually go well. It’s kinda interesting how a certain type of personality when absent of healthy relationship experience acquires this habit to smother. Internal feelings that speak “I want so much for this to work out”, I want you so very much”, “please don’t leave me” persist to destroy what may have been a perfectly good relationship.
OK, so we all are aware of (from our own life’s experiences) or been at the giving or receiving end of, but could such notion be applied toward an Internet social enterprise? If from this point of view one considers, it is not unthinkable to notice? Everyone loved the relationship they had in the beginning, what we have now is too much to handle.
As we learn, observe and prepare this extraordinary service called About2Buy.com, It is certain we will leave all guests alone to venture, discover and participate as they will. We will be here to share it with and careful not to push it upon.
“Living free” is unrivaled, Cheers!
NEWS FLASH: It’s official, there are now more ways to capture a consumer than there are actual consumers. The only way to redirect is for consumers to begin selling access to themselves. Live Free Change Everything at About2Buy.com
Facebook’s update, the so-called super charged open graph and semantic web experience are here. Not a big surprise, any who are involved in research of the Internet could have predicted this and more. Up to this point, they appear to be doing what Microsoft had done for years with various “new” versions of windows. We were inched along slowly just enough to impress but nowhere near their real capacity.
The open graph is here to stay for those who take part (which are aplenty). The offering & service monitors user activity and intentions (‘using’, ‘searching’, ‘wanting’, ‘shopping’, ‘watching’, ‘playing’, ‘reading’ and listening’) to the Open Graph via app integration. Every action you take will be noted, examined and acted upon like no other. It’s official, the internet has turned into an interactive television. The only difference is this TV knows everything you do, Internet privacy is forever gone.
Why is this all being done? What need(s) does it solve? The 1st. and primary reason is to create advertising and marketing revenue. I can see (or hear) the Facebook sales pitch on this already, but don’t blame me for telling you “It’s all about the money”.
So how will it work? It’s pretty simple really. You show (by your behavior online) an interest in (for example) “Digital Camera’s”, and presto magico offerings and ads begin showing up in a whole bunch of creative ways. Why?, because Facebook told some camera provider that they (for a fee) will be given a “Chance” to capture your attention.
While thinking more of this and other forms of tactics like. I walked within about 5 to 6 feet of my front door, the dog (a very ambitious lab) jumps up and blazes a path to the door. Due to past behavior (Facebook open graph) he thought I was going outside where he very much desired to go. He (as many advertisers discover) was disappointed to realize (after his energy investment) that I was actually navigating towards the bathroom. This and many other fun little exercises comically take place often. Walk near the dog food and get ready to be greeted by a galloping, panting, happy bundle of joy with a waggly tail. Drive by any Dairy Queen and soon discover almost every child apparently must work for, loud proclamations in favor of are advertised (painstakingly so) for what some may call an eternity. So I could go on more with this but I’m sure you all get the picture, these conditioned responses are nothing new and have been applied since the dawn of time (especially to animals).
Now as you can imagine, we here at About2Buy are overjoyed as to the “all about the money” direction Facebook has taken with. For even though there is a whole bunch of creative math associated with the execution of, the strategy is no more intuitive than ancient man hiding behind a bush in close proximity to a “wild game path” anticipating dinner may walk by at any moment.
So as this “offensive” dumbing down of our intellect continues, Facebook (Mans best friend) in one fell swoop just “removed the Fourth of July from the calendar”. Now that’s impressive!
In coding theory error detection and correction or error control are techniques that enable reliable delivery of digital data over unreliable communication channels. Many communication channels are subject to Channel Noise, and thus errors may be introduced during transmission from the source to a receiver. Error detection techniques allow detecting such errors, while error correction enables reconstruction of the original data. Source: http://www.wikipedia.org/
Ok so what is the error?
Answer: Consumers Fragmented Pursuits.
So what is a commerce pursuit?
Answer: Random searching, review reading, discussions and the various acts associated with the certain acquisition of a product or service.
So what is the proposed error control?
Answer: A process by which random, fragmented (commerce) pursuits are harnessed and redirected to establish reliable organization.
What is the error correction?
Answer: Detect the “noise” (fragmented pursuits), organize and re-energize for the production of a successful result.
Why are we addressing this concern?
Because the internet currently may provide more net profit to advertising (and all related) as a whole than product selling. This could cause conversions (in all actuality) to be unattractive. For when a consumer converts, the quest is over and advertising (and related revenue) cease in relationship too.
Clarification: To all that are involved in the advertising and marketing chain (excluding conditional affiliates), it is more profitable when the consumer does not convert for an extended period of time.
So the argument from here can commence, who in the process deserves more of the profit? The product provider who acquires and provides the item or the advertiser who through various channels produces the consumer?