Web 2.0

ConnectedWorld

Launching “The Connected World” Blog

We have started this blog to help add some clarity to the discussion on thinks like IoT, M2M, the Industrial Internet, AllSeen Alliance, AllJoyn, the rise of sensors on your smartphone and even the use of social media as a societal sensor.

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An Opportunity Missed: The Olympics-as-a-Platform

Combining “Olympic App Competition” with open data and open social media policies would have made 2012 the most interactive Olympics ever.

Could GeoCities have become Facebook?

Many argue that GeoCities was the first social network—and could have come Facebook if Yahoo! had not bought it in 1999. This is not true. Geocities could not have become Facebook because two critical ways as to how society views the Internet were not yet in place.

Big Web 2.0 Technology Challenges: Utility-class scaling of dynamic data

In the Web 1.0 world could use different approaches to scale static and dynamic data. This does not translate well into a Web 2.0 world where most content is dynamic (i.e., user-generated content) that can come from ANYWHERE…

Four big technology challenges in a Web 2.0 world

I will be a panel speaker the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Interactive Media initiative next month discussing how Web 2.0 is creating new challenges for CxOs in how they manage technology. To prepare, I am starting a series of posts on the challenges I face day-to-day on this (and how they are different from the Web 1.0 world).