Tag Archives: user centric web

The web needs to be bigger than Facebook

I’ve thought a bit about the announcements that Facebook has just made to make the entire web ‘social’. GigaOm has a good writeup about that here. On the surface their attempt at socializing the web fits a transformation of a  … Continue reading

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Why trying to make add block users feel guilty will never work

Ars Technica has a post up in which they argue that ad blocking software seriously hurts their main revenue stream (advertisement). A quote from that post: My argument is simple: blocking ads can be devastating to the sites you love. … Continue reading

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Google Buzz: 2 years ago

2 Years ago I wrote a blog post entitled “Dear Yahoo, Microsoft and Google mail, forget Facebook, start innovating”. Facebook was coming up strong (still is), giving headaches to everyone. And it occurred to me (and other, smarter people, like … Continue reading

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A User-Centric Web needs brand agnostic service providers

A User-Centric web is by design a brand agnostic web when it comes to identity. There is only one brand, and that is you. The current web causes different types of problems that can be lead to possibly 2 design … Continue reading

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Building a People-Centric web is a fight for a lost cause

A number of posts drew my attention this week. First, 2 respectable media outlets explain us that the Facebook exodus has started. While I am not a big fan of Facebook (its their business model I don’t like), both the … Continue reading

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About leveraging the Facebook platform successfully for your business

Yesterday I read a post by Jesse Stay entitled “Hey businesses, you’re using Facebook wrong”.  Let me start off by saying I have a lot of respect for the author. I think Jesse is right about the power that Facebook … Continue reading

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Important characteristics for a social operating system

Facebook is quickly making moves to become a web platform, a social operating system if you will. This is not something unexpected. Already in 2007 there were people thinking about a social operating system (see here, here, here). Nova Spivack … Continue reading

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A personal manifesto for a User-Centric web

There are walls all around us. We live our lives realizing that we have to live with rules and limitations. We have laws to obey,  values to live by, families we are part off, countries we live in, services we … Continue reading

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Everybody loses in the battle over our online identity

Facebook announces user names. It generates a lot of buzz on Techmeme. TechCrunch reports the obvious (vanity), but Chris Messina is the only one that is actually analyzing what Facebook is doing and what impact it can have on our … Continue reading

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The potential power of Google Wave is far bigger than its demo

I was just reading this CNET post on wave. Rafe Needleman and Stephen Shankland (both working for CNET) answer questions about Google Wave in an attempt to explain what it is. Sadly, they don’t really get past the Google Wave … Continue reading

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Shifting the balance of power inside out solves many web 2.0 issues

What are the most important aspects for a User-Centric web to me? In a User-Centric web: I get to own my data and my interactions I control my privacy Services travel along with me, instead of me traveling to those … Continue reading

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10 reasons why Google just reinvented online communication

This is a huge development. Techmeme is going wild over Google Wave. Google has focused on the one thing that is important in the web, communication. They have taken apart and reinvented, and integrated all forms of communication and build … Continue reading

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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

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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

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5 reasons why a User-Centric business model always wins

A few posts drew my attention this weekend. first there was Chris Anderson talking about the economics of giving it away. It seems to me that Chris is changing his tone of voice in FREE. Whereas he often has focused … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 progress is held back by Web 1.0 business models

I’ve often wondered how web 2.0 is really different from web 1.0. Most seem to agree that web 2.0 was an evolution in which we went from portals and destination to data and interactions. Web 2.0 is about interaction, social … Continue reading

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The best business models focus on user value

Fred Wilson just wrote a post called Free versus Paid. In it he says: It’s much better, in my opinion, to go with the freemium model, give a version of the service away for free to all comers, get a … Continue reading

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Tim O’Reilly nails the definition for web 2.0. Can we move on please!

Hugh Hutch Carpenter writes a good post that provides some extra explanation of Tim O’Reilly’s definition of web 2.0. Tim’s definition is: Web 2.0 is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the internet as … Continue reading

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The lack of a place called home on the web makes me an on-line refugee

We are rebuilding part of our house. We have a lot of space, but not enough rooms. We hired a local carpenter to help us out and he is doing a great job filling in our wishes. I help out … Continue reading

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How is the semantic web going to deal with human behavior?

I have read numerous posts  on the semantic web this past year or so. The latest one by Marshall KirkPatrick at ReadWriteWeb in which he writes about an academic that warns us to pay attention to the  question if the … Continue reading

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