Tag Archives: interaction

The human factor in social media (revisited)

Last year I wrote 3 (rather long) thought experiments I pretentiously called ‘The human factor in Social media’. You can find part 1, part 2, and part 3 here. I was reading them back recently and thought about what came … Continue reading

Posted in Human factor, interaction, social media, social networks, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Google Wave is a plumbing project for the web

So, Google Wave makes people unproductive? Says Robert Scoble in a good post where he writes down his first impressions with the new service. Robert says: It is noisy, but the noise often happens way down in a wave deep … Continue reading

Posted in freedom, Google Wave, interaction, noise, real-time web, social media | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Calling BS on the Real-Time Web

The tech world is full of the real-time web. Google seems to have missed it, Twitter is on top of it but sucks at indexing it, Friendfeed is the aggregation king, and Facebook might get there by copying Twitter and … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, Friendfeed, Google, interaction, real-time web, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , | 19 Comments

Questions

Networks and destinations 1. If everything becomes open and connected, what will happen to the big destinations? 2. Why is the web rapidly evolving into uncountable databases with connections, instead of one database where everything connects? 3. If all services … Continue reading

Posted in business model, human behavior, interaction, privacy, social media, social networks | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Our need for interaction locks us up

MySpace has over 200 Mln registered users. Facebook follows fast with 140Mln registered users, and they are adding an astonishing 600.ooo new users every day. A rough estimate suggests that more than half a Billion people are registered in social … Continue reading

Posted in business model, Facebook, interaction, myspace, privacy, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , | 17 Comments

Interaction will drive the evolution of the web

I’ve often said it, and I’ll say it again. The real value of social media lies in the ability for anyone to interact over anything. It is the interaction that creates the value. Smart people like Tim O’Reilly will tell … Continue reading

Posted in Kevin Kelly, social media, social networks, Tim O'Reilly | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Our Social Media behavior smothers discussion

I was wondering about an amazing (well to me it is) “discussion” I saw on a blog post over at Mashable. Mark Rizzn Hopkins wrote a post about Early adopters and it didn’t take long before many people jumped on … Continue reading

Posted in human behavior, interaction, social media | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

Commenting is easy, try blogging for a change!

Fred Wilson started a discussion this weekend suggesting that comments on blogs are often more insightful¬† than the blog post being commented on. He suggests that comments should be more prominent available in aggregating sites like TechMeme and Friendfeed. And … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, commenting, conversation set free, interaction | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Why noise will be tackled by scaling down the social media conversation

If anything web 2.0 technology has provided us the capabilities to have a continuous 24×7 public conversation on the web. There are blogs, communication services like Twitter, content services like YouTube, search services to help us find the things we … Continue reading

Posted in Mobile, noise, social interaction, social media, social networks, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , | 26 Comments

The real value of Social media = Interaction

Fred Wilson writes about his vision of social media. He has a very simple definition for it: every single human being posting their thoughts and experiences in any number of ways to the Internet. I like it’s simplicity. Fred says … Continue reading

Posted in Fred Wilson, interaction, My vision on social medial | Tagged , , | 20 Comments

Forget about mobile web browsing, think interaction!

I read a blog post by Russell Beattie this morning in which he announced the end of Mowser, a mobile web browser Russel has developed. He talks in a very personal way about his experiences witht he mobile web. According … Continue reading

Posted in Mobile Internet | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Why I don’t like Friendfeed as much as I wanted, it lacks intention

Webware writes about Friendfeed this morning. A quote from the article that drew my attention: The vision FriendFeed is currently a “social-network aggregator.” It picks up the stuff you do online and tells your friends about it, saving them the … Continue reading

Posted in Bret Taylor, Facebook, Friendfeed, interaction, Paul Buchheit, social network aggregator, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , , | 24 Comments

It’s about interaction stupid!

Justin Smith has an article up this morning (well for me anyways ;-)) in which he suggests that Facebook isn’t trying to be the biggest content or entertainment platform, but instead tries to dominate as a communications platform. In his … Continue reading

Posted in business model, communication tool, Facebook, Fred Wilson, interaction, Social Graph, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The web is just a poor surrogate of real-life interactions

This Saturday my wife and I celebrated our 12,5 years of marriage together with our family and many friends and neighbours. We had a great time living towards the party while remembering lots of things from the the past years. … Continue reading

Posted in distribution of emotions, Facebook, Flickr, interaction, Real life, Record industry, Twitter, Uncategorized, web 2.0, YouTube | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Human nature: Some things will never change

I usually start writing new entries after the weekend, but yesterday just didn’t work out. I was in a car accident with 6 other cars on the freeway. Nobody hurt, but I parked my car in the back of the … Continue reading

Posted in advertisement, business model, data, Facebook, human behavior, social networks | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The conversation never stops

If I would have to name one thing technology has brought us the past years it would be the ability to interact with each other. There are so many ways we can connect now that we almost need to hire … Continue reading

Posted in business model, community marketing, eBay, Facebook, Google, interaction, Mobile, on-line advertisement, Radiohead, web 2.0, Yahoo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Letting go of the connected age

This weekend I went away with my wife and horse to the countryside somewhere in the Netherlands. It was somewhat a hassle to get on our way as we first had to pack, then get the horse trailer behind our … Continue reading

Posted in always on, connected, Nokia N95, Shozu, Social Graph, social networks, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

16 Bln reasons to get out of the web 2.0 advertisement trap

I am not a big fan of the mainstream web 2.0 business model, providing services for free and create revenues via ads. I realise that is not a popular position, especially since this model gets some companies to become valued … Continue reading

Posted in business model, Facebook, Google, Mobile Internet, on-line advertisement, social networks, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Solving the Mobile Internet equation

There is a lot of talk going on about mobile services. Especially Location Based Services (LBS) get a lot of attention. A few posts that drew my attention: Om Malik wrote a short overview article of the deals that have … Continue reading

Posted in Google, interaction, Jaiku, Location Based Services, Mobile Internet, privacy, SMS, Walter Mossberg | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Twitter makes me a groupie, I’d rather be a friend

I have recently decided to give Twitter a try. Out of curiosity, as I read a lot about it. The most compelling argument to give it a try was provided by Robert Scoble (couldn’t find the original post, sorry) who … Continue reading

Posted in Biz Stone, emotions, Google, interaction, Jaiku, Robert Scoble, social networks, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments