What is Web 2.0?

July 12, 2008

Tim O’Reilly:

…. the internet as Web 2.0 is displacing Microsoft Windows as the dominant software development platform,

…. the competitive edge comes from aggregating the collective intelligence of everyone who uses the platform….. ‘

‘Web 2.0 is a transformative force that’s propelling companies across all industries
towards a new way of doing business characterized by harnessing collective intelligence, ….

from: http://radar.oreilly.com/web2/

Wikipedia’s definition of Web 2.0

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SalesRoundup Podcast – Sales tips and tricks

April 3, 2008

You can learn sales techniques from this podcast series!

‘The SalesRoundup Podcast is designed to deliver useful information to IT sales professionals and their management teams in a fast, simple and easy to use format.

It provides sales people a means to learn new sales skills or brush up on old ones at their convenience, even while driving, in short 40 minute segments each week’

New Sales World Order – Social Networking and Web 2.0

Are you leveraging Social Networking to drive more sales? Is your marketing department using Web 2.0 to get you more leads? More and more organizations are utilizing social networking technology to make more money.’ : podcast


‘The Big Juicy Twitter Guide’

April 3, 2008

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Nice guide on how you can use twitter.com to promote your blog!

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Forrester Research: ‘Top Enterprise Web 2.0 Predictions For 2008

February 3, 2008

Forrester Research: ‘Top Enterprise Web 2.0 Predictions For 2008

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:’The enterprise Web 2.0 market, which includes (…)
blogs, wikis, and social networking within the enterprise,
was a growing force in enterprise software in 2007.

(…) it will continue to gain importance in 2008
as an increasing number of firms look to enterprise Web 2.0 tools…
… to solve long-standing information worker problems. (…)

Microsoft SharePoint will “steamroll” Web 2.0 market, plus eight more predictions from Forrester:

“IT departments taking a leadership role in enterprise 2.0 deployments will look at SharePoint first,” Young writes. ”

Some of the other predictions of Forrester:

  • ‘Web 2.0 will make it big in the enterprise.
  • RSS feeds will become substantially more popular
  • Businesses will be more willing to buy social networking platforms
  • Midtier vendors, rather than start-ups, will pour into the enterprise Web 2.0 market
  • Trial deployments will spread through more of the enterprise’

More reading:

Web 2.0 overview

Gartner on Web 2.0

What is Wikinomics?


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Crucial Conversations In Social Media – incredibly powerful story!

January 29, 2008

Incredibly powerful story !

‘Social Media offers a great opportunity for businesses to reconnect with people’

‘Markets are conversations

‘Why are crucial conversations so important? – we benefit from more accurate and relevant information – make better choices, and are more willing to act on whatever decision they all make’

Click here if you do not see the presentation above.

There are three Practices to start your conversations:

  1. Get to know who you are talking to
  2. Listening is more important than talking
  3. If you are going to be talking – have something important to say

At the bottom of this page all texts of the slides are displayed!
Here is more on web 2.0 and crucial conversations

Another good example of Crucial Conversations in Social Media: Satisfaction for customers!


Social Graph platform wars (Google, Facebook, MySpace)

January 26, 2008

This presentation gives a good overview of the main competing Social platforms, and their partners/ alliances (e.g. Google and LinkedIn):

Click here if you do not see the presentation above.

More reading:


What is LinkedIn?

January 2, 2008
  1. You can easily link up to colleagues, former colleagues, business partners etc.

    2007’s Top 5 LinkedIn Blog posts

  2. This is a nice presentation on the benefits of LinkedIn by Zale Tabakman. He explains the benefits of the overall size of your LinkedIn network, and how you can quickly achieve this.

  3. Presentation
  4. This is the same presentation, but with additional voice comments

  5. On LinkedIn and Blogging: good overview by Olga Kellen.

  6. Blog by Scott Allen on LinkedIn

  7. Some good podcasts on LinkedIn and building and maintaining your network

  8. On Toplinked people: ‘Sending an invitation and connecting with these people on LinkedIn is a great way to broaden your network.’

    Site Review/LinkedIn: A Vastly Underutilized Resource for Executives and Professionals

  9. The IDK tip (‘I don’t Know you’ tip)!
  10. Interview with founder Reid Hoffman
  11. Online Business Networking: 2 Horse Globalization Race: comparison of Linkedin with Xing
  12. Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn
  13. Wikipedia on LinkedIn
  14. 100+ Smart Ways to Use LinkedIn
  15. Are bi-directional friend links of Facebook and LinkedIn passé? FriendFeed and Twitter use uni-directional “fan” links.

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