Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Pete is now a believer, Mike coming soon

When we launched Pageflakes, two of the Top Five Web 2.0 bloggers - Mike Arrington from TechCrunch and Pete Cashmore from Mashable - were very sceptical about Pageflakes. They thought we were too late and also questioned the viability of the whole AJAX startpage model.

We took up the challenge, and in some blog comments I wrote that one of my goals for 2006 is to convince these two chaps that Pageflakes is the Next Big Thing. I guess we're not that far yet, but we already have a triumph to celebrate. See what Pete blogged yesterday:

Pageflakes - I was dead wrong about Pageflakes. When the product was heading for launch, I told co-founder Christoph Janz that the start page market was already too crowded. As it turns out, Pageflakes is now one of the top ajax homepages, putting your feeds, videos and pictures together on a collection of tabbed pages. Christoph also (wisely) ignored me when I said I didn’t like the name - I seem to remember that SoleSite was the other option.
We still have 89 days left to convince Mike, too. Stay tuned!