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What I Learned on Medieval Twitter
Dorothy Kim has argued that Twitter activity, especially during conferences, enables scholars to amplify critical insights that would normally be relegated to the margins, circulating commentary as variously exegetical, irreverent, and dissident as the marginalia in medieval manuscripts: “Twitter can be radically serious in pushing against the ‘authority and control’ of the state, the scholarly-industrial complex, and institutional power. It can also be playful, hysterically funny, irreverent, cute: an utter delight though often also still radically pushing against the ‘authority and control’ of the powers-that-be.”
Academia  Twitter  web2.0  techethics  links  via:Workflow 
11 weeks ago by cote
Naspers plans to spin off its Tencent stake and other holdings
Naspers, which started out as an Afrikaans newspaper group a century ago, has since gone on to invest in a host of startups, mostly in emerging markets. The runaway success of Tencent has created an enviable headache: Naspers has become too big for the Johannesburg stock exchange, where it now makes up a quarter of the local index. Such scale requires foreign investors, not all of whom are keen on South Africa’s currency and political risk. Amsterdam, where Naspers already has staff, has similar listing requirements to Johannesburg.
Ipo  wechat  web2.0  eu  tech  links  via:Workflow 
march 2019 by cote
The Rise and Demise of RSS
> Unfortunately, syndication on the modern web still only happens through one of a very small number of channels, meaning that none of us “retain control over our online personae” the way that Werbach imagined we would. One reason this happened is garden-variety corporate rapaciousness—RSS, an open format, didn’t give technology companies the control over data and eyeballs that they needed to sell ads, so they did not support it. But the more mundane reason is that centralized silos are just easier to design than common standards. Consensus is difficult to achieve and it takes time, but without consensus spurned developers will go off and create competing standards. The lesson here may be that if we want to see a better, more open web, we have to get better at working together.

Kind of an overly complex conclusion. I'd say RSS died out because companies make a lot more money by keeping in their platform. There's no way Facebook would bank so much if they were distributed (via RSS) versus centralized. By cutting off good API access, Twitter has been making this same move. There may be money in distributed content, for sure, but not as much as the golden handcuffs of Facebook's model.

Profits killed RSS, plain and simple.
RSS  history  Web2.0 
january 2019 by cote
What’s next for 2019? Influencer marketing trends
> Technology is not favoured on Instagram, accounting for just one percent of posts. A quarter of all sponsored posts cover fashion, followed by food (12 percent) and entertainment (11 percent).
surveys  marketsizing  instagram  advertising  web2.0  charts 
december 2018 by cote
Meanwhile, does tumblr just burn cash?
> The reality is that Tumblr is almost certainly a big money loser: the app was earning about $13 million in revenue on expenses of about $25 million when Yahoo acquired the blogging platform/social network in 2013, and while that is not necessarily reflective of how much the service might generate today (although it probably is — more on this in a moment), it is not hard to imagine that the risks outweighed the rewards for Verizon.
tumblr  pornography  web2.0  paywall  verizon  numbers  revenue 
december 2018 by cote
Exclusive poll: America sours on social media giants
> About 40% of Americans still feel that social media is a net positive for society. Overall, 65% of people say smartphones have made their quality of life better.

And people are concerned about misinformation in THE SOCIAL.
techethics  web2.0  mobile  surveys  marketsizing  politics 
november 2018 by cote
Authenticity Wins
Put user generated content in your Web 2.0 hustling mix:

“The study also highlights other social media nuances that might be easy to overlook. While posts featuring user-generated content deliver a higher lift than traditional brand posts, the research makes clear that filling your feed with UGC images isn’t always the way to go. Luxury beauty brands see a 23% engagement lift from UGC, yet auto brands see a more modest 3% increase. This could be a matter of frequency, as luxury brands feature user-generated content in only 2% of posts, while auto companies include it in a fifth of content.”
advertising  luxery  web2.0  gartner  marketing  studies 
may 2018 by cote
European privacy regulations predicted to damage digital advertising revenue
“Citi cites forecasts that ePrivacy could trigger a 70% reduction in European display ad revenue, and a 33% cut in digital ad budgets, either of which could eviscerate Facebook and Google, at least under their current business model.”

The narrative that these are “tech companies,” at at least that these are the only tech companies, still drives me crazy. For example, are IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle in that bucket. Aside from advertising at Bing, clearly not. So called “tech companies” in this discussion should be called “advertising companies.”
studies  eprivacy  regulations  GDPR  advertising  predictions  web2.0 
may 2018 by cote
Yahoo! dismemberment! begins! as! Oath! offloads! Flickr!
“Yahoo! acquired Flickr in 2005 and planned to fold it into the Yahoo! Photos service. But the Flickr brand proved more resilient and Yahoo! ended up running it until now, albeit with Yahoo! as the preferred authentication provider. The service has remained popular with photographers, but trails the likes of Facebook and Google in terms of sheer quantity of images stored.”
web2.0  photos  oath  yahoo!  smugmug  divestatures 
april 2018 by cote
Media vs. Facebook: This time it's personal
“Facebook and Google execs privately complain about the barrage of critical coverage they face, charging that media companies have a financial incentive to attack them and that media execs are settling scores. They're right.”
journalism  advertising  web2.0  techethics 
march 2018 by cote
Will 2018 be the year of the neo-luddite?
‘More significantly, the whole of society seems to have woken up to the fact there is a psychological cost to constant checking, swiping and staring. A growing number of my friends now have “no phone” times, don’t instantly sign into the cafe wifi, or have weekends away without their computers. This behaviour is no longer confined to intellectuals and academics, part of some clever critique of modernity. Every single parent I know frets about “screen time”, and most are engaged in a struggle with a toddler over how much iPad is allowed. The alternative is “slow living” or “slow tech”. “Want to become a slow-tech family?” writes Janell Burley Hoffmann, one of its proponents. “Wait! Just wait – in line, at the doctor’s, for the bus, at the school pickup – just sit and wait.” Turning what used to be ordinary behaviour into a “movement” is a very modern way to go about it. But it’s probably necessary.’
mobile  web2.0  techethics  thekids 
march 2018 by cote
Towards a bra-free Instagram experience - Lauren Hallden
It’s hard to add the “don’t do dumb shit” filter to ML.
advertising  web2.0  instagram  machinelearning 
january 2018 by cote
The Economics of Attention
The economics of attention markets focuses on three features. First it focuses on
time as the key dimension of competition since it is what is being bought and sold. Second,
it focuses on content since it plays a central role in acquiring time, embedding advertising
messages, and operating efficient attention platforms. And third it focuses on the scarcity of
time and the implications of that for competition among attention platforms.
Marketsizing  advertising  web2.0  links  via:Workflow 
october 2017 by cote
How would you define work in a networked world?
Most of these dynamics predate the internet, but digital technologies are magnifying their salience. People keep returning to the mantra of “work-life balance” as a model for thinking about their lives, even as it’s hard to distinguish between what constitutes work and what constitutes life, which is presumably non-work. But this binary makes little sense for many people. And it raises a serious question: what does labor mean in a digital ecosystem where sociality is monetized and personal and professional identities are blurred?
qpost  work  consumertech  advertising  Web2.0 
may 2013 by cote
“Social IT”: Sharing Accelerates in the Spiceworks IT Network « SpiceBlog: It’s Time to Spice IT Up!
More than just raw numbers, check out the kinds of things the Spiceworks community is achieving: who'd have thought you could get IT guys to contribute and crowd-source similar to developers in open-centric ecosystems?
Spiceworks  via:email  itmanagement  itmanagementguys  collaborativeitmanagement  redmonkclients  numbers  collab  web2.0 
october 2009 by cote
Disrupting the Media Industry
"The fact is WhoRunsGov, with this new content moderation capability, is groundbreaking and has the potential to be disruptive to the newspaper industry as a whole. This is the first time a media organization has opened access to this extent. Now readers can meaningfully contribute to site’s content, and the technology enables this without ceding the editorial control the Washington Post must maintain."
MindTouch  WashingtonPost  news  wiki  collab  web2.0  via:twitter 
september 2009 by cote
Andrew Keen: The Demise of Web 2.0
"The future, then, is one in which the experts, the professionals, seize back the instruments of power."
AndrewKeen  video  web2.0 
may 2009 by cote
Mashups Slowly Gain Traction
"To facilitate this information mining, a growing number of financial firms have started turning to mashups, Web-based environments that aggregate content from multiple sources in a single tool. In fact, a recent Aite Group report says financial firms will spend $35 million on mashup technology in 2009."
mashups  wallstreet  web2.0  spending 
march 2009 by cote
Social networking and blogs more popular than email • The Register
"Facebook's greatest reach is in the UK, with 47 per cent of Britons online using the site, the study claims. Facebook's stake of users is also greater in both Italy (44 per cent) and Australia (38 per cent) than in its native US (33 per cent.)"
numbers  facebook  demographics  socialnetworks  uk  web2.0 
march 2009 by cote
The Next Wave – Changing How We Work! « SpiceWord: The Spiceworks Blog
Applying Web 2.0 ideas to applications, collaborative IT management generalized as it were: "Be it accounting or sales, customer support or IT - these applications will leverage the collective knowledge and expertise of a professional community to make every user of that application smarter, more efficient."
collaborativeitmanagement  spiceworks  ads  web2.0  collab 
february 2009 by cote
Welcome to your new Home Page « Flickr Blog
I've liked the features so far. The iPhone interface, of late, has been much improved as well.
flickr  yahoo!  pictures  web2.0 
october 2008 by cote
Gnip 2.0 Launches, With A Business Model
"Basically, any time a service is tracking more than 10,000 people and/or rules for a certain data provider, they’ll start paying at a rate of $0.01 per user or rule per month, with a maximum payment of $1,000 per month for each data provider tracked." Can you make money off that? Is there a magic spread-sheet that tracks a hocky-stick of $0.01/user revenue to acquisition?
gnip  dataintegration  web2.0  pricing  saas  cloud  itmanagementguys 
october 2008 by cote
Dopplr Blog » Blog Archive » Adding multi-stop trips
Now add multi-stop trips - open jaw, as they say - trips in dopplr.
dopplr  web2.0  new  via:email  travel 
may 2008 by cote
The new attack on the RDBMS
Dion on non relational databases coming around again. Will they win the battle OODBs couldn't?
rdbms  databases  couchdb  web2.0  java  javascript  storage 
april 2008 by cote
Extreme Programming in risky position, says co-creator
People think XP is mainstream, so they must be doing it without getting training and help. Bad news for consultants and XP itself. Also, it's only been 8 years since XP came out? Man, my perception of time is screwed. Seems longer.
xp  agile  web2.0  qcon  developers  programming 
march 2008 by cote
Bungee Launches PaaS for Building Web Apps in the Cloud
"The only question that remains is whether developers trust the cloud enough to make a switch from their current set of trusted tools to a web-based platform."
bungee  itmanagementguys  cloud  programming  platform  web2.0  mashup 
february 2008 by cote
Mashups Are Breaking the Mold at Microsoft
Mashups and the Lego metaphor get a PR hit. SnapLogic should figure out finding themselves into such stories.
mashups  popfly  msft  web2.0  data  legos  snaplogic  redmonkclients  via:techmeme 
february 2008 by cote
Can SAP CRM ISA be the AMAZON
It's sort of like Enterprise 2.0 poetry.
sap  community  web2.0  ratings  review  crm 
january 2008 by cote
Video: Why Social Media scares the Analyst Industry (3 min with Carter Lusher)
Carter explains how analysts probably don't like social media. Must be a terrible mindset to be stuck in.
videos  via:twitter  analysts  carterlusher  socialmedia  web2.0 
january 2008 by cote
Study: Enterprises Seeing Web 2.0 'Explosion'
25% of respondents say they're using Web 2.0 stuff behind-the-firewall. Wikis and blogs top the list.
numbers  web2.0  enterprise2.0  wikis  blogs  surveys  enterprisesoftware  behindthefirewall 
january 2008 by cote
Director, Monetization in Austin, TX @ Spiceworks | IT Professionals Database (ITPD)
Looks like a fun biz-dev-y type of job with Spiceworks: help them figure out more ways to make money off their product.
jobs  spiceworks  web2.0  redmonkclients  austin 
december 2007 by cote
sapbpo's bookmarks on del.icio.us
Whao! Check it out. The BPO guys at SAP setup a del.icio.us account.
del.icio.us  sap  bpo  web2.0  bloggerscorner 
october 2007 by cote
Why the kids don't like the RSS ::blowmage::
Further commentary on "is the Web 2.0 for the old people?" Nice.
rss  web2.0  thekids  ego  via:twitter 
october 2007 by cote
Beyond the Beyond - Wired Blogs
"If you have no barrier to entry, you immediately get screwed screwed."
brucesterling  video  web2.0  web3.0  soccialmedia 
september 2007 by cote
awareness features list
Looks like a stack for getting Web 2.0 and Web 1.5 stuff for your company.
web2.0  blogs  web  socialnetwork  corporate 
september 2007 by cote
Study: Web 2.0 meets ROI
Forrester report notes that enterprises like RSS the bestest out of Web 2.0 stuff.
web2.0  forrester  roi  rss  syndication  behindthefirewall  blogging 
july 2007 by cote
I'm sick of users
Really, I never see what the big deal is here. People get all worked up about "consumer" as well. And I'm usually like, "well, that's what they are, man." Let's just go mega-abstract and call them "sentient agents." Maybe "creatures of the monolith"?
words  web2.0 
july 2007 by cote
Bungee Labs: App dev as a service
It's all about the hosted app dev platform these days...
saas  web2.0  hosted  scaling  grid 
may 2007 by cote
Dapper: The Quest To Unlock Web Data (Legally)
Screen-scrapping HTML to pretty XML. Sounds like a plan. Is it open to community scripts? Revenue models?
screenscraping  web2.0  data  xmlw  web 
may 2007 by cote
OTN TechBlog : I Don't Get It
Lil' rant from OTN's editor-in-chief about not getting enough cred/noticed.
otn  blogs  oracle  web2.0  sap  sdn  community  via:JamesGovernor 
april 2007 by cote
A tale of two Web 2.0 conferences and mashups
Web 2.0 has jumped the shark. Start placing your bets on what will be hot at SXSW 2008. I lean towards Dion's train of thought: hybrid web/desktop/mobile/etc. apps. US telcos may be loose enough now?
web2.0  sharkjumping  trends  enterprisesoftware2.0  cool  telcos  conferences 
april 2007 by cote
Early views from WSTC « The lost outpost
"There’s a huge buzz around Web 2.0 amongst my colleagues here."
wtsc  websphere  sapphire07batch  web2.0  enterprise2.0 
april 2007 by cote
en.terpri.se
BEA mashup/Web 2.0 stuff.
bea  mashups  web2.0 
march 2007 by cote
Back in skinny jeans: 9-1/2 weeks: Leaving Microsoft not as sexy or tormenting
"Office Live feels like mini-Enterprise...what MS has forgotten is that small business owners either left or despise the Enterprise culture...When MS develops something as robust and creative as TypePad, Blogger, or WordPress, then it will be interesting.
microsoft  live  distributed  blogging  web2.0  gender 
march 2007 by cote
HBR IdeaCast 31: What Is Wikinomics?
It's like the consumer, mass-market version of The Wealth of Networks.
thewealthofnetworks  wikinomics  bizbooks  books  podcasts  hbr  collab  web2.0  distributed  work 
february 2007 by cote
YouTube - Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us
Nice video on the web and "Web 2.0." Good screencasting and short movie making in general.
web2.0  videos  training  web  via:smarfy 
february 2007 by cote
Google Apps suite to add Docs & Spreadsheets
"Google declined to comment for this story." Hmm, I'm starting to realize that Google is doing Apple marketing: hype it by saying nothing and letting the community go bonkers with hype. Co-creation at it's most annoying: Google will do everything ;)
google  apple  marketing  web2.0  office2.0  gmail  writely 
february 2007 by cote
Data Quality Sucks, Let’s Just Get Over It » Occam’s Razor by Avinash Kaushik
"We should simply not expect that data quality will exist on the internet, atleast for now." Nice list of "my butt hurts!" type excuses...
via:mrchippy  data  integration  databases  web2.0  ajax  stats 
february 2007 by cote
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