Is Facebook at the Peak of its Hype


The record of Facebook so far is impressive … in fact it is unprecedented. Facebook with $40 billion valuation & 500 million users – Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, the youngest billionaire & Time “person of the year” … the list goes on. So, where does Facebook go from here? Are we looking at the tip of … Continue reading

Web 2.0 Trends – Minus the Hype


Web 2.0? What is Web 2.0 … Oh you mean Social Media! Yes, like a Chameleon, Web 2.0 has changed its color to become Social Media. But, what does this change of terminology imply? Web 2.0 has forked into 2 distinct streams. SOCIAL Media = Leveraging Collective Intelligence: The first fork, the original promise of … Continue reading

Technology Trend – Minus the Hype


If you are a pragmatist, you sure would like make your technology investment decision after discounting all the hype that surrounds the emerging technologies. The task is not easy since among all the hype around the new technologies a real inflection point may be hiding – and you would definitely not want to miss that. … Continue reading

Is Web 2.0 Dead or Is It Thriving


If you listen to Gartner then you will get confused. In 2009, Gartner in their Hype Cycle declared that Web 2.0 is the technology which will have transformational impact on enterprise. However, on 2010, Web 2.0 does not even find a place in the Hype Cycle. Since Gartner is sending confusing signals, let us look … Continue reading

Collaboration Culture or Enterprise 2.0 – Which comes first


If you scan the internet looking for possible benefits of Enterprise 2.0, what you will find can broadly be classified as the following: Increasing collective enterprise intelligence, Better collaboration among distributed workforce, More effective knowledge management, and Building enterprise reputation and better talent retention You will also find that, there is a consensus among thought … Continue reading

LinkedIn and Crowd Sourcing


Does crowd sourcing work? Here is a small but cute example which I came across. It is a discussion thread on LinkedIn group on Web 2.0. Jeanine Willoughby started the thread by posting the question “How do I convince my company to relax a little on content ‘moderation’?” about 15 days back on 18th February, … Continue reading

How to Architect For Web 2.0 – 3 Postulates and 10 Must Dos


Web 2.0 may not have a clear-cut definition but irrespective of which way you look at it (there are 3 different ways of looking at web 2.0), it is about the behavior of complex system, it is about collective intelligence and it is about emergence. The fundamental principles governing such systems are that the whole … Continue reading

Technology Direction – Forrester and Gartner


Both Gartner and Forrester came up with their technology prediction this month. It is interesting to compare the two – here is a comparison. Topic Forrester: The Top 15 Technology Trends EA Should Watch (here) Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2010 (here) Remarks Web 2.0 Social Computing In And Around The Enterprise … Continue reading

Web 2.0 Completes 5 Years


First Web 2.0 conference was held October 5-7, 2004 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. Lot has happened in the last five years like the theme “Web as Platform” as a terminology is dead and has been replaced by “Cloud Computing“. In this year’s hype cycle for emerging technologies, Gartner has positioned Web 2.0 … Continue reading

3 Faces of Web 2.0


When an enterprise declares its intension to implement Web 2.0, it could be attempting to do one of the following things: Use social networking sites available on the web (Blog, FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.) to reach out to their customers to … … sell to them … provide after sale services Use technologies classified under … Continue reading