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As I wrote last month , I’m working with a team of folks to redesign the Web 2 Points of Control map along the lines of this year’s theme: “ The Data Frame .” In the past few weeks I’ve been talking to scores of interesting people, including CEOs of data-driven start ups (TrialPay and Corda, for example), academics in the public dataspace, policy folks, and VCs. Along the way I’ve solidified my thinking about how best to visualize the “data layer” we’ll be adding to the map, and I wanted to bounce it off all of you. So here, in my best narrative voice, is what I’m thinking.
Social media is about to get much more annoying, and it's all Facebook's fault (kinda.) Reuters In the wake of Facebook's disappointing IPO, Paul Graham, the cofounder of the country's most famous and successful tech incubator, Y Combinator, sent an email to his portfolio companies predicting a shift in the way venture capitalists evaluated start-up potential.
Social media is coming of age.
Trait caractéristique des temps de révolution mentale: les opinions les moins fondées y prennent parfois l’apparence et la force de la lucidité. C’est en tout cas de lucidité que se parent les thèses anti web 2.0 qui fleurissent en ce moment sur l’internet, et pour lesquelles la participation des utilisateurs à la création de contenu est un « mythe » ou une « illusion ». Voir Scott Karp pour l’argument détaillé, Nicolas Kayser-Brill pour une réponse partielle, Philippe Gammaire pour un débat acharné, Julien Jacob et Benoit Raphael pour plus de contexte sur le sujet. Nos « anti-amateurs » partent d’un constat simple: des kilomètres de pages Myspace ne supportent pas la comparaison avec les lignes d’un bon écrivain ou les portées d’un bon musicien.
by Tim O'Reilly 09/30/2005 Oct. 2009: Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle answer the question of "What's next for Web 2.0?" in Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On . The bursting of the dot-com bubble in the fall of 2001 marked a turning point for the web.
A review of what had happened to the Web 2.0 poster-children prompted me to review what had happened to the companies featured in my Web 2.0 Landscape dating from May 2007. This was one of the elements of our Web 2.0 Framework which has now been downloaded over 150,000 times. In the diagram below the green circles indicate the companies have been acquired, while a red cross shows the company has joined the dead-pool. (This was a quick review so I may have missed things – let me know if so.) If you compare this with the review of the companies in probably the most famous overview of Web 2.0 logos and companies below, my list seems to have been quite a lot more successful, I suppose since I was selecting these as representing a particular aspect of value creation rather than being randomly selected. [UPDATE:] I’ve just worked out that this means 32.7% of the companies in our list have been acquired in the last two years, which is pretty significant turnover.
Description With the vast majority of Facebook users caught in a frenzy of ‘friending’, ‘liking’ and ‘commenting’, at what point do we pause to grasp the consequences of our info-saturated lives? What compels us to engage so diligently with social networking systems?
[UPDATE:] We have taken the Web 2.0 Framework and applied it to the enterprise in our Implementing Enterprise 2.0 report – You can download Chapter 2 on Web 2.0 and the Enterprise here. Alongside our corporate strategy consulting and research work in the media and technology space, Future Exploration Network has created a Web 2.0 Framework to share openly. Click here or on any of the images below to download the Framework as a pdf (713KB).