Friday, April 27, 2007

2 things Web 2.0 is yet to crack

1. The walls of big business
I am not talking about the occasional blog by the company’s favorite trusted guy, the PR hack, rants of the guys in Sys Admin department, or the odd enlightened CEO.

As a recent McKinsey report says, companies lag far behind in implementing web 2.0 tools including blogs, wikis, mashups, podcasts, ranking & rating, social networking among others.

To many in companies, using web services was as far as they are prepared to go.

Bruce Nussbaum at Businessweek goes at heart of the corporates’ reluctance, correctly diagnosing that,
Corporations Like Web 2.0 But Not Blogs. They're Afraid Of Their Own People.
One of the top quotes about Web 2.0 of all time in my book.

2. The Mobile Web
We talk about user empowerment, two-way conversation, things that mean nothing to Mobile service providers who have a stranglehold over the whole mobile experience.

Each new piece of software or data has to be Okayed by the provider.
The absurd data usage charges add to the fun, doesn’t it?

Mobile web 2.0 needs a serious dosage of disruptive innovation.
Myspace on mobile doesn’t cut it.



At 3:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we will need to marry Open source mobile experiments like OpenMoko with tools like Wimax, Bluetooth to escape the claws of the providers.

- Ravi

At 4:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

P2P mobile services like Skype.

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At 3:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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