Tag Archives: user centric web

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

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

Can we have more comment fragmentation please!

Comment fragmentation is a hot topic in the blogosphere right now. There are tons of discussions on it. If you search on the topic you can see that every blogger has an opinion on it. There are tons of blog … Continue reading

Posted in Disqus, fragmented comments, Friendfeed, IntenseDebate, Seesmic, social media, user centric web | Tagged , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Who are you to think you are responsible for my privacy?

An interesting panel discussion with Google and Facebook opposing each other about data portabilty. Facebook refuses for now to implement Google’s FriendConnect. The reason Facebook won’t, according to spokesmen, lawyers and other executives is that Google violates their terms of … Continue reading

Posted in advertisement trap, business model, Facebook, Friendconnect, Google, privacy, user centric web | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

On Twitter and the missed opportunity to execute a social utility business model

Bernard Lunn has written a good post on the (lack of) a social media business model. He writes about the difficulties for social networks to monetize using advertisement. Although he builds his storyline a bit different from me, he is … Continue reading

Posted in advertisement trap, business model, Facebook, social interaction, Twitter, user centric web | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Followup: In a next evolution of the web public interaction will be less important

Yesterday I wrote down my thoughts on what the next generation might do on the web compared to our generation. My main point was that I felt they would find the public interaction that this generation is now discovering less … Continue reading

Posted in new generation, semantic web, user centric web, web 2.0, web 3.0 | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

In the next evolution of the web public interaction will be less important

One of the things that pops into my mind when I look at what most of us call web 2.0 is that this era can be marked as an era where every user can be a public figure. In the … Continue reading

Posted in Cloud Computing, microformats, new generation, semantic web, user centric web, web 2.0, web 3.0 | Tagged , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Dear Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, you don’t have to control my data to provide me value

Yesterday John Furrier and Robert Scoble dominated tech discussions when they wrote about the possibility of Microsoft buying Facebook and then locking Google out of part of the web (the Facebook Walhalla that is). It seems like a possible scenario. … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Social Graph, social networks, user centric web, web 2.0, Yahoo | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Microsoft and Facebook will never succeed in locking down part of the web

I don’t usually respond so quickly to news. If you are familiar with my blog, it’s not a breaking news kind of blog. But the rumors that Microsoft might be buying Facebook are now quickly taking over TechMeme. Robert Scoble … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook, Microsoft, Robert Scoble, user centric web | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

In a User Centric Web I get to control my data

I’m a big fan of the concept of a user centric web. That is, a web where things evolve around the user. In a user centric web there aren’t walled gardens. In a user centric web, the user is in … Continue reading

Posted in Data Portability, Facebook, Google, myspace, user centric web | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments

The Next Frontier after web 2.0

Marshall KirkPatrick provides an interesting overview from the Web 2.0 Expo. In his post Marshall talks about the next frontiers after the API. Everyone that turns on a platform these days also delivers an API to allow 3rd party developers … Continue reading

Posted in business model, information overload, user centric web, web 2.0 EXPO 2008 | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Windows Live Mesh, let’s talk about the user

If you are a tech person than it is a bit hard not to notice that Microsoft has just released Microsoft Live Mesh. TechMeme and many tech bloggers are excited about it. There are numerous posts out there that explain … Continue reading

Posted in internet evolves around you (not), user centric web | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

The noise in Web 2.0 is mainly a Tech Elite’s problem

Erick Schonfeld has a funny article today on TechCrunch in which he predicts/hopes that web 3.0 is about removing the noise. We all recognize the problem he describes. He is in so many different networks with so many followers that … Continue reading

Posted in social networks, user centric web, web 2.0, web 3.0 | Tagged , , , , , | 68 Comments

Dreaming away about a user centric web

FactoryJoe wrote an interesting post earlier called “Relationships are complicated”. In this post he talks about the (technical) difficulties to support complex (on-line) relationships. He provides (an excellent) example of the way Facebook deals with this complexity, reducing your relationship … Continue reading

Posted in destination service, Facebook, FactoryJoe, Portable contact list, Social Graph, social interaction, social networks, Uncategorized, user centric web, web 3.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Freedom to the people (part 2)

In a previous post I talked about some major changes I would like to see happening to the current web. The most important aspect of that is to provide the user freedom again. I said: More than 2006, when Time … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander van Elsas, Beacon, business model, Data Portability, Facebook, Flickr, freedom, interaction, on-line advertisement, privacy, Real life, social networks, SocialAds, Uncategorized, user centric web, web 2.0, web 3.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s about interaction stupid!

Yesterday I wrote about the problem I have with the Facebook business model (actually, it is a web 2.0 business model flaw).  I am not concerned about advertisement in general. Advertisement is fine. It is a way for a brand … Continue reading

Posted in business model, Facebook, on-line advertisement, Social Graph, social networks, SocialAds, Uncategorized, user centric web, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments