Tag Archives: web 2.0

Here Comes Another Bubble…

Another video that came out a while ago, but is worth watching again.  Whenever I take a step back from my work from YongoPal, I think of this video.  The economic crash seems to have curbed the web 2.0 bubble due to the pull-back of venture capital, but I wonder if it has fully burst [...]

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Opting for Optimism – Twitter Class Reading Reflection #2

Opting for Optimism – Twitter Class Reading Reflection #2

Cover via Amazon The final section of Cass R. Sunstein‘s book Infotopia is titled “Opting for Optimism.”  This section addresses both optimistic and pessimistics views of decisions being made from the massive amounts of information that can be found online.  The pessimistic view “emphasizes mob psychology, groupthink, and the risk that people will lead one [...]

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First Reading Reflections for my Twitter Class

First Reading Reflections for my Twitter Class

Cover via Amazon What struck me first about the Cluetrain Manefesto was  the copyright date – 1999, 2001.  The Cluetrain Manefesto was certainly early.  Even before the advent of Web 2.0 platforms, the Cluetrain Manefesto was encouraging conversation between businesses and customers while deriding businesses for their short-sighted marketing practices. The “Markets are Conversations” chapter reveals [...]

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Government 2.0 – creating public value through user-generated applications and content

Government 2.0 – creating public value through user-generated applications and content

With the success of the Obama campaign, governments are finally starting to talk about web 2.0 and how it can be used to improve services.  In a recent essay, Bill Schrier, the Chief Technology Officer for the City of Seattle, presents ways in which government can use web 2.0 to create a better community and [...]

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