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I’m particularly interested in social media sites with traction focused on topics appealing to endemic advertiers .
After a relatively frantic month, I am finally posting my survey results. The paper should also be available in html format soon on the Center for Citizen Media's website. Some highlights:
For those of you not familiar with him already, Muhammad Saleem (Mu) is renowned by many as a social media expert, as he is currently the #6 on the Digg top users list, and employed by Netscape as a paid Scout . He also serves as a regular on Pronet Advertising , and also finds the time to keep his personal blog vibrant. NowSourcing had a chance to catch up and interview the social media expert: 1 – What is your first memorable technology experience? A big one for me was having my first Apple II c (you know, the one with no harddrive)
Remember the web 2.0 bandwagon we discussed earlier? According to a recent report released by Gartner , that same bandwagon is going to need its own jet in about four year's time. “The Emerging Enterprise Social Software Marketplace” projected that by 2011 “the social software market will grow from US$ 226 million in 2007 to more than US$ 707 million.” From blogs and wikis to social software platforms; to bookmarking, communities of practice, discussion forums, expertise location and information feeds, enterprise and Web 2.0 investments are exploding. Many think this research validates Web 2.0 technologies.
The genesis of the idea for Who Is Sick was actually from an acute need that our founder had when his wife started experiencing severe stomach pain while they were on vacation. With no way of knowing whether the pain was from appendicitis, food poisoning, or some other stomach illness, our vacationing couple went to the emergency room and waited for 4 hours (BTW - this was from 11pm until 3am) to be seen by a doctor...only to be told that there was a stomach flu going around and that if the pain didn't go away in 24 hours, to come back. Wow. 4 hours wait for that...in the middle of the night... (of course the doctor did check to see if it was appendicitis so they weren't all bad...). Our founder thought, "if only there were a website that had current AND local sickness information, maybe we could have avoided the long wait." Needless to say, this started the wheels spinning and a couple of months later, Who Is Sick was born.
This post is in lieu of Powerpoint to introduce the Defining Social Media panel at BlogOn tomorrow with Dan Gillmor , James Currier , Reid Hoffman , Michael Sikillian and Jim Spohrer . How We Got Here The Internet has always facilitated conversations and augmented relationships. When a critical mass of participation is gained, cooperation ensues and simple tools have complex results. The earliest innovators in this adoption lifecycle were geeks and hackers.
Video blogger Amanda Congdon is the latest "cewebrity" to jump to mainstream media; an industry is forming to help others follow her lead Internet celebrity Amanda Congdon just finished broadcasting her cross-country relocation from New York to L.A. on the World Wide Web.
As the Internet snaps to life with homemade movies, TV shows, and other forms of video, companies that offer online video are seeing the value of their businesses surge. How much their value is rising, however, is becoming a topic of increasingly hot debate, among moguls in Hollywood, entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, and investors in New York.
Plotbot is a web-based collaborative screenwriting application where you can write a screenplay with as many or as few people as you like. Adopting the wiki approach to screenwriting, each element is editable by any member of a project. You can also comment on, delete or restore any element.
Surfing the Web has topped watching TV in terms of Britons favorite pastime, according a Daily Mail story about a new Google survey. The survey of more than 1,000 adults ages 16 to 64 found that on average, residents in the UK spend 164 minutes online every day compared to 148 minutes watching television, the story said. Men are the biggest Net users, averaging 172 minutes a day compared to 156 minutes a day for women.