What did the guys at Radar.net do to get $11 million for what is basically a Twitxr that Fon Labs developed with 2 people in 3 weeks? And I see my friends Joi Ito and Reid Hoffman participated on the first round when they got their first $4 million so there´s probably more to the story than meets the eye. In the meantime Twitxr now links with Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, it has its own iPhone app called iTwitxr, and it works over tons of devices and mobile phones via uploads or emails. It has 4000 members who have posted over 6000 pictures during the first days and pixs are geolocalized (I don´t see that theirs are nor do I see a friends map). I know we owe you a graphic design for Twitxr, so far it has the coders design. We will upload something soon when the Fon designers get a break for Fon stuff. But then what do I know. Radar just appeared on my radar. Maybe they are truly great.

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Lucas on February 26, 2008  · 

Welcome to the Web2.0 🙂

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Sebastian on February 26, 2008  · 

Because their design is more atractive, its like to try to compare Blogger and Tumblr.

Radar was on line before Twitxr and can communicate better the idea of the social networking by mobile!

And the people behind of Radar.net are really connected to get this money!


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Enrique Burgos on February 26, 2008  · 

Great job Martin!, but absolutely needed a Blackberry client fot Twitxr.


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Nicolas on February 26, 2008  · 

[Do not publish]

Hello Martín
My name is Nicolás García, im 18 years old, im from Asunción, Paraguay.
My father owns one of the most prestigious Advertising Agency of the country and I work there as a Graphic Designer and as a Creative.
I will love to find out the way I can help you or your companies in any kind of works that includes graphic design, creativity or advertising.
I would love to have a further conversation anytime with you Sir to let you know more about myself and my experience at the Advertising world.

Best wishes,

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D on February 26, 2008  · 

I like FON and your thought nuggets on Twitter (btw, what happened to them?)

The rest … radar, twitter, twitxr, clone # , or whatever … tools for … ‘look at me’, ‘ego boosters’, ‘harass and stalk friends” … 🙂

What happened to $100 computer and internet for kids in poor countries? $11M or few good software engineers perhaps can be better utilized solve world’s problems.

Any thoughts?

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Martin Varsavsky on February 27, 2008  · 

I still publish thought nuggets blended with twitxr moments.

If you refer to http://www.educ.ar it has grown tremendously, by now over $150 million have been invested and millions reached.

uno on March 5, 2008  · 

Quick comparison.

I made a quick look to both, as a user would do. The famous 20 seconds.

I see two totally differents aplication . But in my 20 seconds tour I couldn’t verify if it works.

One looks like a weekend idea in development (I don’t say it in a negative way) , the other looks like a lot of prototyping before coding. Who will win?

This is very interesting to see how one simple concept will evolve in two different ways.

Un saludo

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