Monday, April 23, 2007

Web 2.0 Expo - A perspective

The Internet is indeed alive and growing! Last weeks (4/15-18/07) Web 2.0 Expo proved beyond a doubt that the Internet as you knew it just a few months ago is rapidly morphing and changing both itself and the way in which we are able to connect with others. My case in point:

Jeff Bezos founder and CEO of Amazon did not spend one moment discussing his incredibly successful business but instead focused almost exclusively on his new ventures

Search on Blog has gone from nil to 20% of all search activity in less than 6 mos; an astounding figure.

1 in 2 bloggers are under 30. 1 in 3 are over 30.

Word of mouth advertising is fast replacing ad generated spin as the prefered way to sell a service or product.

Widgets and Gadgets are a must.

Test, test and keep on testing.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Naked Conversations

Having just finished Naked Conversations by Scoble/Isreal I'm more convinced than ever that this here medium (blogs) has reached the Tipping Point Malcolm Gladwell so effortlessly defined in his book of the same name. The "little thing" that has tipped for blogs I sense is the sudden ease with which both creating [writing] and searching for blogs has ocurred. Furthermore blogs like those from the likes of Battelle, Scobel and Israel just reaffirm the wealth of insite and wisdom that is available to all by simply taking the time to turn off their TV and start blogging. Also, try out Melnik's Blog The Mushroom Farm. Welcome and enjoy. More to come.

Note: This blog actually back with my first attempt titled Getting Started which fizzled.