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


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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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.

Related posts:


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Facebook presentation by Mark Zuckerberg (CEO)

December 29, 2007

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Facebook.com is the largest Social Networking site; with some 58+ million active users.

This is a very interesting interview video with Mark Zuckerberg (CEO) at the web 2.0 Summit 2007; with good explanations of the ‘Social Graph‘ concept that is central to Facebook (and to LinkedIn, MySpace, etc).

It is one of the most important new platforms, which may well be able to compete to large platforms such as Amazon and Google.

http://developers.facebook.com/videos.php

Great video with Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook) explaining the newest developments at Facebook.com.

He talks about further opening up the platform to third party developers and how to make money on his platform. He is speaking for some 800 developers at the f8 Keynote in San Francisco. Currently there are more than 10000 Facebook applications.

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What is Twitter?

December 22, 2007

Twitter is another interesting Social Networking site!You can see it as a form of MicroBlogging.

From ReadWriteweb.com:

‘And the Winner is…

As with the BigCo selection, the Read/WriteWeb authors were unanimous in our decision. The Best LittleCo of 2007 is Twitter, Inc.

“Social network publishing is very terse, blog publishing is verbose. Is there a form of publishing which is on one hand as easy as social networking, but as sequential as regular blogs? Twitter and Tumblr have recently emerged to define this new category of microblogging.”

The simple idea of Twitter is to express what you are doing right now, in 140 characters or less. …. ‘

For Customer Services, Twitter uses Satisfaction.

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