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The Web 2.0 Expo blog recently launched a “Product 2.0” competition for free tickets to any of the forthcoming Web 2.0 Expo events. Here are my entries: is the healthy green vegetable you will WANT to eat! Our heads contain powerful nanites that can target the mouth’s taste buds and provide […]

In the niche SNS area, Yokohama Tyre Corporation recently implemented the Pringo white-label SNS solution for their “online presence and green marketing initiative” called Eco Treadsetters. LA-based marketing agency PCGCampbell built the site using Pringo so that Yokohama consumers across the US could communicate with each other, create and navigate custom profiles, form sub-communities, and […]

I’ve just read Chris Horn’s article entitled “The Long Tail Wags” which was inspired by a recent conference I participated in. His post describes how commercial organisations can benefit from and add value to the global Web 2.0-using community. There are some interesting observations on risks and opportunities associated with the large quantities of user-generated […]

(I got my invite today to buy a Chumby, but apparently they don’t do shipping outside the US.) Here’s an extract from the Wikipedia definition if you haven’t already heard about them: Chumby is a consumer product created by Chumby Industries slated to go on sale in November of 2007. It is designed as an […]

Eric Schmidt, speaking at Google’s Zeitgeist conference recently said: “People don’t appreciate how many page views on the Internet are in social networks. It is very real. It’s a very real phenomenon.” It’d be interesting to know just what proportion of ALL page views do go to SNSs. I’m still quoting last November’s […]

In a September article from Wired entitled “Beware These Six Lamest Social Networks“, Matthew Honan lists some of his least favourite social networking services (SNSs). These happen to be niche SNSs, and although he sees little reason for their existence, I would strongly disagree. As long as a niche SNS or community site […]

At the 2007 Web 2.0 Summit today, Radar Networks are officially announcing the invite-only beta version of Twine, a new service that uses the power of Semantic Web to enable an intelligent way of sharing, organising and finding information. During today’s 4 PM panel (that also features Powerset’s Barney Pell, Metaweb’s Daniel Hillis and Web […]

There has been some blog comment ‘promotional marketing’ going on for a new directory specifically for Web 2.0 sites called “Think Web 2.0? (due to the language used on the site, I believe it may be from France, but the WHOIS shows a private registration). The site allows users to submit sites to the directory, […]

Here are some interesting links I’ve come across in the past few days related to social networks and their applications in enterprise / business scenarios. The water cooler is now on the Web The expanding world of social networking Social networking: a time waster or the next big thing in collaboration? Social networks may become interoperable Business faces up to […]

According to figures from comScore, the United Kingdom was the top social media consumer in Europe during August, with 25 million unique visitors using social media sites (equivalent to 78 percent of the UK’s online population). The Europe-wide social media user figures are 127 million unique visitors in August (56 percent of the EU’s […]

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