Posts Tagged ‘web 2.0’

Why is AirBnB Singled Out by Government When Web 1.0 Competitors are Ignored?


Bloomberg’s Christian Thompson recently published a story on AirBnB and how it is and isn’t different than many Web 1.0 sites such as HomeExchange or HomeAway. Although only one or two lines from our discussion made the final story, the question and the answer are significant enough to share in this short post.

Social Media as the Next Web

Source: GapingVoid

“The World Wide Web is the universe of network-accessible information, an embodiment of human knowledge.” – Tim Berners-Lee, Web inventor, founder, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), source

Evan Williams on the Past, Present, and Future of Twitter

I recently attended the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco hosted by Tim O’Reilly,  John Battelle, and TechWeb.

One of the highlights of the conference was a discussion between Twitter co-founder Evan Williams and FM Media’s John Battelle. It was a revealing and enlightening examination of the rise, state, and future of a social network that has been nothing short of transformative in its few short years of existence.

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Web 2.2 Starts Tomorrow – Agenda and Topics Published

Chris Heuer sent a note that the Web 2.2 agenda is coming together based on several high quality proposals that were made for the talk topics. But, they also need your input (see below).

If you have suggestions, all is not lost, as there will be open space sessions that will run concurrently (except for the Thursday morning BrainJams which they encourage everyone to participate in, and possibly the ‘Surprise!’ sessions.)

Tags, Tag Beacons, Naming Conventions

Since Chris Heuer, host and event organizer of Web 2point2, has requested that participants write blog posts to facilitate topics for the board to consider for the Main Talks or the “How To” sessions, I thought I’d keep the ideas flowing.

I’d like to see a discussion of new opportunities for Tags outside of Technorati.

Greg Narain of BlueWhale Labs and Social Roots and I were speaking about the idea of Tag Beacons recently during the Webguild Web 2.0 event and how they could benefit conference organizers during pre- and post- show blogosphere coverage.

Web 2point2 – The Point is Still People

O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 conference will be in town and it will completely fly over the heads of those who are truly behind the new web and the real source behind the percolating enthusiasm in the Valley.

Chris Heuer saw the opportunity to create an annual event specifically for those people who are already looking beyond “web 2.0.” Based on last year’s successful Web 2.1 “un conference,” this year’s Web 2.2 event will be held on November 9th and 10th in San Francisco at 1 Market Street in San Francisco.

More Web 2.0 Exit Strategy Badges

Marco Rosella recently ran a post on Web 2.0 exit strategy badges and prepping for the upcoming Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. I also covered it and offered a few more suggestions.

Well, the creativity never stops I guess, so I’m publishing a few more ideas to complement Marco’s initial line-up of exit badges.

Web 2.0 Exit Strategy Buttons

Web 2.0 Exit Strategy Buttons

Web 2.0 Exit Strategy Buttons

Web 2.0 Exit Strategy Badges

Shutterfly Hits the Street with IPO – Web 1.0 Still Has Legs

Online photo sharing and printing service Shutterfly raised $87 million in an IPO today, closing up 3.7% at $15.55 per share, reaching a ceiling of $16.73, according to VentureBeat.

Marshall Kirkpatrick of TechCrunch observed, “In a time when IPOs are among the least common liquidity events enjoyed by Web 2.0 startups, for a photosharing site to remain independent and go public is interesting relative to all the startups we profile here.”

Web 2.0 Exit Strategy Badges

Kudos over to Marco Rosella for his clever post on Web 2.0 exit strategy badges and prepping for the upcoming Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. Thanks for the tip from Valleywag.

He writes, “With the definitive affirmation of blogs, podcasts, wikis, video and photo sharing, social bookmarking and all the other instruments that value the single user as an ‘active’ part of the web, the continual creation-sharing-reuse of contents ride with a rhythm high as the growth of the number of services that support it.”

Live from DEMOfall 2006 Monday 9/25/06

Today was a day of rehearsals, pavilion setup and a presenter’s briefing courtesy of the DEMO cast and crew.

DEMOfall 2006 9/25/06

After setup, we had a bit of time to kill, and then it was off to the 6 p.m. event reception. Talk about pulling out all of the stops! It was an incredible mix of demonstrators, attendees and media – along the harbor outside the Sheraton, which also partly bordered the poolside with lively waterfalls.


Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. More so, he humanizes technology’s causal effect to help people see people differently and understand what to do about it. He is an award-winning author and avid keynote speaker who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation and innovation.

Brian has authored several best-selling books including What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage! and The End of Business as Usual. His blog,, is ranked as a leading resource for insights into the future of business, new technology and marketing.

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