Category Archives: walled garden

The lock-in of Facebook takes away our freedom

Facebook is quickly becoming the biggest platform in the world. I have a serious problem with that. I don’t mind Facebook becoming a successful and profitable platform. I do mind that their current scale lets them dictate what the web … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, freedom, Friendfeed, Google, walled garden | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

An important revolution in the web can’t be driven by technology

Yesterday I tried logging into a service I hadn’t visited in a while. I couldn’t remember my user name or password. After a few frustrating and unsuccessful attempts I gave up. Recognize this? Happens to me all the time. Currently, … Continue reading

Posted in business model, user centric web, walled garden, web 2.0 | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

comment fragmentation and friend spamming, the current web is broken

A few days ago I received a Tweet from jbussoli that said “@vanelsas forget comment fragmentation. Everyone is moving to post fragmentation with Ping.fm.It’s happening at both ends of the narrative.” He responded to an earlier post of mine in … Continue reading

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Posted in destination service, online fragmentation, ping.fm, scattered presence, user centric web, walled garden, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Facebook is fighting a lost cause, they just don’t know it yet

I’m not sure what to think about the different blog posts covering the interview Mark Zuckerberg has given recently. The tech community seems to be giving Mark a pop star status,leading to witch burning scenario’s, well described by Michael Arrington … Continue reading

Posted in business model, Data Portability, Dick Hardt, Facebook, freedom, Mark Zuckerberg, Marshall Kirkpatrick, privacy, walled garden, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Free is a clever disguise for a concealed trap

I have been writing a lot about the problems I see with the current main stream web 2.0 business model. Free but ad based services.  There are several issues with that business model that I summed up in a post … Continue reading

Posted in advertisement trap, Alex Iskold, Chris Anderson, customer lock-in, Customer Value, free, freedom, Kevin Kelly, walled garden, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments