Popular Mechanics dropped a bomb on Techmeme this morning with an article titled How Social Networking Could Kill Web Search as We Know It. The thesis — we’ll trust our friends more than we trust the search engine. We’ll take a crack at whether or not this is a credible claim or not.
In other news, Ebay reported their results yesterday afternoon. Aside from their other businesses — finance and auctions — the Skype business seems to be roaring. We’ll discuss the interesting stuff that’s happening at skype, and why that business is growing the way it is. With luck, we’ll get Skype Journal’s Jim Courtney on the line to discuss his detailed observations of the situation.