Tag Archives: web 2.0

A recipe to the elixer of life

Read an amusing post this morning by Kevin Kelley. In a post called “Temporary becomes permanent” he muses about how some things end up becoming permanent, even if it wasn’t intended that way: Most permanent things begin as a temporary … Continue reading

Posted in data, on-line advertisement, online fragmentation, receipe for eternal life, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in business model, social networks, user centric web, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Why you would pay for a great web service

I read a good post over the weekend of one of my favorite bloggers, Kevin Kelley. The post is entitled “People want to pay”. Kevin has written a number of posts on the FREE business model and good alternatives for … Continue reading

Posted in advertisement trap, free business model, Kevin Kelly, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , | 5 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

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

How User Interfaces can make or break a new service

Small Update: Just saw that Joshua Porter wrote a nice post in which he states that design (not just UI) is becoming increasingly important. Ties in nicely with this post 😉 One of the most difficult things to get right … Continue reading

Posted in Beta releases, Flock, Friendfeed, iPhone, Minggl, Twitter, UI Design, User Interface as a success factor, web 2.0, Wixi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 13 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

Advertisement holds web 2.0 in a death grip

Scott Karp has written a good post on why traditional advertisement fails on the web. I am not sure if I agree with all of his observations/explanations, but I do like his take on it. In the end it boils … Continue reading

Posted in business model, Facebook, Google, scott karp, Tim O'Reilly, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 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

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

We don’t need more information or aggregation, we need inspiration

Being able to pass relevant information from one person to another has always been part of the evolution of mankind. When there was no technology we used storytelling. People would listen to the oldest, wisest, craziest people in their community … Continue reading

Posted in Friendfeed, information overload, inspiration, search, social networks, Twitter, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Would you be willing to pay for a web 2.0 service that provides value?

The dominant web 2.0 business model is the FREE business model. It comes in many different variants, but the most widely used are the freemium business model (I always thought Fred Wilson came up with that term, but he says … Continue reading

Posted in advertisement, Chris Anderson, Fred Wilson, free business model, Freemium, Kevin Kelly, Uncategorized, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , | 24 Comments

The Tech elite creates its own web 2.0 bubble

Kara Swisher created a little storm on TechMeme with a post called “Twitter, where no one knows your name“. In it she noted that no one really nows what Twitter (she asked a few friends). This created the usual river … Continue reading

Posted in business model, Kara Swisher, on-line advertisement, Tech Elite, Twitter, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , | 19 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

Centralization of social interaction is not a good idea

This weekend an interesting discussion arose around the new RSS service Shyftr. Louis Gray started the discussion with a post , Robert Scoble,  Tony Hung, Mark Evans and many others, including myself chipped in our 2 cts. From there on … Continue reading

Posted in conversation set free, social interaction, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Friendfeed a destination site, that is soooo web 2.0!

Michael Arrington writes this morning about the fast growing aggregator service called Friendfeed. After launch, just one month ago the ex-Google founders already see a steady climb of users. Most likely because a number of power users like Robert Scoble … Continue reading

Posted in destination service, Friendfeed, Jaiku, Michael Arrington, Robert Scoble, Twitter, user centric web, web 2.0, web 3.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 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

We need a revolution in ads, but this ain’t it yet

The Wall Street Journal just published an article written by  Esther Dyson, called “the Coming Ad Revolution”. It is an interesting article. I think Ms Dyson starts out right when she discusses the current bombardments of ad pressure that ultimately … Continue reading

Posted in Beacon, behavioral targeting, Esther Dyson, Facebook, Google, on-line advertisement, revolution, search, SocialAds, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The problem with Twitter is its lack of a consumer to consumer appeal

Mark Evans starts a new Twitter discussion this morning in his post “Taking Twitter Seriously”. He notes that Twitter is gaining attraction from people communicating about serious stuff like politics. The question becomes whether or not Twitter can grow up … Continue reading

Posted in business model, communication tool, Mark Evans, Twitter, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , | 4 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

Old school thinking in new broadband pricing strategy

I read a story this morning at the New York Times about Time Warner’s plans to change broadband subscriptions into rate plans where additional fees kick in when a user passes a provided limit in bandwidth. From the NY times … Continue reading

Posted in Broadband rate plans, Google, NY Times, scott karp, Time Warner, user generated content, web 2.0 | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments