Somesso – Thomas Power: Shedding light on social networking for your business [en]

James Moore: The Death of Competition: Leadership and Strategy in the Age of Business Ecosystems (recommended reading)

steph-booth: he just said “web 3.0” — this looks bad

Ecademy.

Startups, self-employed, corporate refugees.

History of the social media space: web 1.0: stuff steph-note: sixdegrees.com, geocities

“Find me!”

The internet is about managing people.

Web 2.0 is all about managing people. “Join me!”

Now, “Web 3.03: “Follow me!” steph-note: I am strongly against using “web 3.0” for this kind of stuff. It’s still web 2.0

Lots of tools emerging to help you manage your “following”. steph-note: I agree, but it’s still web 2.0

Socialmedian — calling it the cleverest thing after Twitter. steph-note: need to find some time to go look at it again; having a thought right now though: reading what your friends are reading is taking us towards homogenous thinking, where’s the diversity? — I agree of course we need those filters and use them myself, but there are implications.

steph-note: I agree with the “Find me, Join me, Follow me” analysis but there is not use trying to stretch parallels with web 1.0, web 2.0, and a bs web 3.0

A definition of network value: how much people talk about you when you’re not there.

Comparisons between networks are kind of pointless — they’re all countries in their own right.

Communication style is what makes us like a platform better than another.

4 colours for people/communication types. Important to take them all into account when communicating.

Thomas views subscription as taxation (“country” metaphor). 80% taxation revenue, 20% ads. The paying users are probably the best users of the network. He can’t wait for MySpace and facebook to introduce taxes/subscriptions.

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