Category Archives: Rolf Skyberg

The Open, Social web needs plumbers

Chris Messina has a long and good post up about the open Social Web. He hits on a topic I have written about many times as well: Moreover, by commoditizing certain fundamental features, service providers will move to compete on … Continue reading

Posted in business model, FactoryJoe, OpenID, Rolf Skyberg, Tim O'Reilly, user centric web, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

What do Skype, eBay, the iPhone, Robert Scoble, Friendfeed and noise have in common?

Rolf Skyberg of eBay has an interesting post up called “Skype: proof that Voice is not the killer app”. Rolf is an excellent pattern hound and he has come with another interesting pattern after he looked at Skype. Skype was … Continue reading

Posted in eBay, Friendfeed, noise, Robert Scoble, Rolf Skyberg, Skype | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

The question is more important than the answer

Yesterday I wrote about the trend that every bit of content that is produced on the Internet seems to get aggregated, producing yet another view of what is already out there. Instead of delivering us inspiration, aggregation brings us more … Continue reading

Posted in exploration, inspiration, Jonathan Harris, Michael Welsch, Rolf Skyberg, storytellers | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

Web 2.0 has brought democracy, but it comes at a cost

I read a few different posts this morning and they inspired me for this one. First there was a post by Betsy Schiffman writing about the Web 2.0 Expo. She writes: Now that the first burst of enthusiasm for social … Continue reading

Posted in Rolf Skyberg, UI Design, user centric innovation, web 2.0 EXPO 2008 | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Facebook popularity will decline because of a wrong business model

In Dutch culture people rarely stand out of a crowd. There are a lot of sayings that (badly translated) essentially say something like: “just act normal, that’s crazy enough”, or “don’t stick your head out”. We all try to fit … Continue reading

Posted in advertisement trap, Beacon, Facebook, Facebook application, Firefox, Microsoft, Rolf Skyberg, Social Graph, social networks, SocialAds, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Big brother is watching me

A lot of different, seemingly unrelated, things are happening right now in the tech world. Looking through different feeds most of the discussions are about: The mash-up of content seems to be important right now. I see it everywhere. People … Continue reading

Posted in Big Brother is watching you, data mash up, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, privacy, Robert Scoble, Rolf Skyberg, Twitter, Yahoo, Zephoria | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Marketeers are idiots

There seems to be some discussion on TechMeme about a research report just released by Burst Media. The report describes the behavior of consumers watching on-line video and their perception to advertisement placements within it. Research results, can we call … Continue reading

Posted in Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Customer Value, on-line video advertisement, Rolf Skyberg, social capital, Tara Hunt, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Looking back at 2007 with a few lists of the best of..

It seems everyone is closing off 2007 with all different kinds of lists. I haven’t done that yet, but to make up for it, here are a few of mine: My own 5 top posts in 2007: De zin en … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander van Elsas, Cluetrain, Doc Searl, Fred Wilson, Jonathan Harris, Lynette Webbe, Rolf Skyberg, Tara Hunt, Top 5 list 2007, Uncategorized, Ze Frank, Zephoria | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Observing social behavior through a fishbowl

Is human behavior changing because of the way the web has allowed us to interact, or  are we still following the same basic social rules as, lets say 10 years ago? My guess is that human behavior is affected around … Continue reading

Posted in Danah Boyd, Facebook, fishbowl, Harvard research, human behavior, Rolf Skyberg, social behavior | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Every generation needs a new revolution

Facebook and Google are getting a lot of attention these days. Everyone, including myself, seems to have a take on it and the urge to write about it. It is time to step back, observe and try to understand what … Continue reading

Posted in advertisement trap, Android Mobile OS, Dave Winer, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, OpenSocial, revolution, Rolf Skyberg, social networks, SocialAds, Tim O'Reilly, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Social Networks from the service creators point of view

There was a panel discussion organised at Picnic 2007. With Jyri Enstrom of Jaiku, Matt Biddulph of Dopplr, Felix Petersen of Plazes, Biz Stone of Twitter, and Raymond Spanjar of Hyves as panel members I was waiting for an interesting … Continue reading

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Tara Hunt video presentation on Social Capital at Eday

Just saw a very nice and complete overview of all the different presentations at Eday in the Netherlands. Thanks to Frank Janssen of FrankWatching for this. One that stands out for me is the presentation by Tara Hunt, called “how … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 according to Rolf Skyberg of eBay

Marketingfacts pointed me to a nice presentation of Rolf Skyberg, disruptive innovator at eBay. Rolf discusses the evolution of the Internet and puts it into a historical context. When reading it this way, he shows us that the evolution to … Continue reading

Posted in eBay, evloution of the Internet, Rolf Skyberg, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments