August 18, 2009 • 1:15 pm
A couple of weeks ago I was given a copy of the Cluetrain Manifesto for being one of the first 50 persons to retweet a message by Team Ruber. I had first come across the Cluetrain manfesto in 2003, but it had already been written in 2000, which means it is now in its 10th year (and I will soon be writing a bit more about that – stay tuned).
If you hadn’t heard of the Cluetrain Manifesto before, it was written by a couple of guys (including Doc Searls) who had been, in one way or another, involved in Silicon Valley before the Dot.com bust in 2000/2001 and who had observed, what was essentially the start of Web 2.0 – or at least the end of Web 1.0.
In other words, they had Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: Marketing, twitter, Web 2.0, cluetrain manifesto, doc searls, Marketing, seth godin
August 9, 2009 • 12:11 pm
Back in London, I have been talking to a very good friend of mine who works for one of the big UK banks. As we were talking about which bank just posted what kind of loss (or profit) and who was paying out bonuses I got thinking about the nature of the UK market place in comparison to Dubai and others.
Having just returned from a two-year stint in Dubai, my memory is fresh with the dire situation the market place is in, especially in terms of confidence, (marketing) budgets and the availability of qualified and experienced employees.
Already during my last visit back to London it had struck me that, Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: Economy, Middle East, Recession, barclays, bonus, confidence, dubai, Economy, globalisation, growth, hsbc, islamic finance, marketing budgets, rashid bin saeed al maktoum, Recession, UAE, UK
I remember people using the term Web 3.0 when the ink of penning the term Web 2.0 was barely dry. At the time I dismissed it as people trying to be clever and simply not understanding the significance in the shift between the original web and web 2.0.
Maybe I was right, or maybe people were already then talking about the Semantic Web. I don’t know and unfortunately won’t be able to trace it back – either way, the shift between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 is significantly more of a big deal than the initial shift from 1.0 to 2.0. Here is why: Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: Making Sense of..., Semantic Web (Web 3.0), kevin kelly, Microsoft, Search, semantic web, The Cloud, Tim Berners-Lee, Wired
On the 28th of November, 2008 Marius Olaga, Technology News Editor for Softpedia.com asked the question, which company was the coolest – Microsoft, Google, or Apple. He looked at it from Steve Ballmer’s perspective, so by default looking at whether Microsoft could be as cool as the other two.
Comparing Microsoft to Google’s key product – Google Search – Ballmer is quoted as saying “they haven’t changed Google search in about seven years. The UI of search never changes. I think that Microsoft can get cool by changing it. Because, at the end of the day, if you think that you’re going to look at ten blue links for the rest of your life, over my dead body, will that be the case. I think there are some better ways to do search than we’re doing it today.”… Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Semantic Web (Web 3.0), Apple, Bing.com, Cool, Google, Microsoft, Search, Steve Ballmer, Steve Jobs, Wired