Links: December 7

Gigabit broadband is becoming more readily available, and man does it sound awesome. Gigabit! But is it actually useful? Maybe not quite yet. Even streaming video has a hard time filling a broadband pipe that fat, thanks to high-quality compression. Attention marketers (or consumers suspicious of marketers): the 5 most persuasive words in the English…

Freemium 101

Fantastic overview of offering a freemium revenue model. Bottom line: it only works for businesses that can confidently achieve massive scale on their “free” service.

A visual history of social media

From the busy, bold and brilliant folks at Copyblogger, a Visual History of Social Media. Whaddya know, the Internet has *always* been inherently social!