I have posted before about how difficult it is for me to blog consistently, given that I can't write anything at all controversial about the business information industry. The most compelling bloggers post consistently and have an edge or point of view that can generate lots of comments/conversation. Umair Haque at Bubblegeneration is a leader in this category and on Thursday posted what is essentially a teaser or movie trailer blog post:
Is Etsy the Next Google?
So let's discuss a topic people seem to be quite interested in.
Is Etsy the next Google? I think it just might be.
I'll save the reasons for tomorrow - suffice it to say that the amount of value Etsy can potentially unlock is absolutely world-changing. Those of you who've followed bubblegen for a while know it's been my favorite play for a very, very long time.
Just like Goog solved a Very Big Problem, so can Etsy...I'm just not sure the Etsy kru fully sees it yet. But then, neither did Google, from 1997-2002.
For now, fire away and let everyone know what you think.
Etsy, for the unfamiliar, is a rapidly growing, well-funded start-up based in Brooklyn with the tagline "Your place to buy & sell all things handmade." I don't know how Etsy can be the next Google - maybe the next eBay - but Umair has a theory and now all his readers are waiting for his next post to see what the theory is. I can't wait to see how he's going to explain this.