Network Effects in Data - O'Reilly Radar Nick Carr’s difficulty in understanding my argument that cloud computing is likely to end up a low-margin business unless companies find some way to harness the network effects that are the heart of Web 2.0 made me realize that I use the term “network effects” somewhat differently, and not in the simplistic way many people understand it. Here’s Nick: Let’s stop here, and take a look at the big kahuna on the Net, Google, which O’Reilly lists as the first example of a business that has grown to dominance thanks to the network effect. Is the network effect really the main engine fueling Google’s dominance of the search market?
Dec 3 2008 3:05PM GMT Posted by: Linda Tucci Tags: Thanks! We'll email youwhen relevant content isadded and updated. Following FatWire’s sex site demo backfires at Boston Web 2.0 conference
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Onaswarm: Lifestreaming For Groups Onaswarm is a new lifestreaming application from Toronto's David Janes and BlogMatrix. Lifestreaming is something people do with a growing class of services that let you display all your activities across different websites, through aggregating the RSS feeds from your accounts on one page. Onaswarm a smart, interesting service that combines groups, microformats and flashes of really good usability. The service is in private beta, but readers here who request accounts and include the letters RWW in their entries to the request form will be given accounts promptly.
I’ve really been bitten by the Facebook/Twitter/Kyte/Jaiku bug. Stephanie Booth, everyone’s favorite Swiss blogger, met me tonight at the Jaiku party (that’s Jaiku’s PR guy, Neil Vineberg holding the Jaiku poster) and said I had to add Dopplr to my bag of tricks (it keeps track of where you, and your friends, are). Forget Dopplr right now, because most of you haven’t yet experienced many of these five services that help you share your presence and other things about what you’re doing, or what you’re thinking about with other people. Why am I using these services nearly every hour of my waking life? Because they are being talked about and I want to learn what is making people so passionate — nearly everyone in the industry I meet either loves these things or despises them. Jaiku/Twitter/Facebook/Kyte/Plaxo = something happening you shou
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NEW YORK (Fortune) -- Last November in Beijing, IBM gathered 2,000 employees, with 5,000 more watching on the web, to unveil a series of global initiatives on digital storage, branchless banking, and the like. During the presentation, CEO Sam Palmisano walked up to an onstage PC, logged onto the online three-dimensional virtual world called Second Life, and took command of the cartoon-like "avatar" that represents him there. He then visited a version of Beijing's Forbidden City built on virtual real estate, dropping by an IBM (Charts) meeting where avatars controlled by employees in Australia, Florida, India, Ireland, and elsewhere were discussing supercomputing. Why tech leaders think Second Life could be a gold mine
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Collaborative Thinking: Social Computing: From LifeStyle to Work This week I will be presenting at the The ECAR Symposium 2006 event in Phoenix, AZ. The topic will be "Social Computing: From LifeStyle To WorkStyle" and will focus on some of the more interesting trends I've found in the social software space. While much of the media focus is on the technology, I've been more interested in examining aspects related to organizational dynamics and the manner in which such software can enable more effective social scaffolding within enterprises.
» Inside the mind of the Net generation | Between the Lines | ZD During a session at the Web 2.0 Summit, author and consultant Don Tapscott shared results from a research project on the Net generation, the first humans to grow up digitally. An estimated 80 million people in the U.S. alone are coming into the workplace and marketplace with a far different set of experiences and skill than previous generations. “Kids are lapping their parents on the info track,” Tapscott said. In the survey of 2,000 people between the ages and 12 and 29, the results showed that freedom of choice was a critical factor. Unlike older generations, the Net generation has many options.
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A pair of new articles over on the Sandhill site explores the increasingly discussed topic of Enterprise 2.0, an important Web 2.0 offshoot that I've covered over the last few months. While a lot of folks are taking a wait and see attitude to the application of low-barrier, emergent, social software to enable ad hoc business processes, it's nevertheless a topic of interest in many IT and business circles. The first piece, by M.R. » The Enterprise 2.0 industry discussion continues and evolves |
Blog Archive » Prosper.com To Announce Milestones Tuesday On Tuesday Prosper.com, a person-to-person lending site that launched in February, will announce a couple of fairly significant milestones: 100,000 members and $20 million in funded loans. They reached both milestones faster than UK-based competitor Zopa, which was recently named a Busines 2.0 “Disruptor.” Prosper allows members to request loans of up to $25,000 (the average funded loan is $5,000), and then other members offer to fund the loan at various interest rates. Prosper breaks the loan up into multiple pieces to distribute risk, and then funds from the lenders offering the most attractive interest rates. Over 4,000 loans have been funded since the site launched in February 2006. Prosper earns revenue by taking 1% of the loan amount in fees from the borrower up front, and charging a 0.5% yearly loan maintenance fee to lenders.
As browser-based software, SaaS, and Web 2.0 continue to make some inroads in the enterprise, it's the lack of useful pioneer reports that hampers the early adoptors. Sure, many of us witness the often amazing trends taking place out on the Web in the form of mountains of user generated content and communication and collaboration occuring en masse via blogs and spaces. But the big question is still with us: Can the motivations and context that makes the latest generation of software on the Web so compelling, and hence popular, be made just as meaningful in the enterprise? As we get deeper into the second decade of the Web, we've been inundated with the 2.0 generation of everything, hopefully all learning from the mistakes of the 1.0 generation. Nine ideas for IT managers considering Enterprise 2.0
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Its no surprise to us but it was to a NYC night club. They purchased an iPod id scanner after looking at the price and believing that anything related to Apple was cutting edge. The web site claimed it had leading edge technology and that they had the best ID Scanner technology. This same company, new to the id scanner market and really just one person working out of an apartment, continues to claim their technology stops fake ids and is far superior to the existing offerings of other id scanner companies. Well this pretty famous or infamous club in New York City, who had the “old” id scanning machines tried a couple of the new iPod ID Scanners for a week and gave up.
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