Tag: web2.0

Changing Role of Design

In catching up on my blog reading list, I stumbled upon a refreshing talk that LukeW gave at the SHiFT conference last September. In a short 30 minutes he highlights how design is changing not only the online world but

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Yahoo’s Shoposphere

Yahoo! launched a new feature on its Shopping site Monday night similar to eBay’s Reviews & Guides and Amazon’s Listmania which allows their shopping community to share products with other shoppers. Called the Shoposphere it shoppers build lists on any

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Yahoo! Maps, Flash, AJAX, & APIs

LukeW covered the launch of Yahoo! Maps Flash-based UI today. I was a bit surprised to see this done in Flash as nearly everything compelling that’s been released this year was based on AJAX. However Y! shows that there is

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eBay Motors + Google Maps Mashup

I’m working on listing my father-in-laws BMW on eBay which got me to thinking about the eBay Motors + Google Maps mashup that Adam Trachtenberg and Luke Wroblewski put together for Web 2.0. It will be interesting to watch how

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Tim O’Reilly on Web 2.0

Distributed at the conference was a short article on what Web 2.0 is, how it affects design patterns and business models. My favorite part was a wired/unwired-esqe Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0 table.

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Ask Jeeves shares Search stats

Jim Lanzone shared a number of interesting stats from Ask: The money is still in the head: 30% of searches drive 70% of revenue. However over time there will be more competition in the tail. Average word count varies as

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Teenage Focus Group at Web 2.0

Safa Rashtchy led a focus group discussion on stage at Web 2.0 with 5 teenages aged 17 – 19. Perhaps most surprising were the products they discussed as being important in their lives and which ones they did not mention:

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Thoughts on hiring and talent in a Web 2.0 world

Perhaps most surpising at Web 2.0 is the focus on hiring talent. I’ve had a half-dozen conversations with people yearning to learn where eBay is finding good UI Design talent. It is clear to me that the demand curve for

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New companies launched today

With so many companies launching at Web 2.0 here are few tidbits I took from the 6 minute demos they did. Also gave each an interestingness rating in stars. SocialText, Ross Mayfield (***) look at case study of intranet wiki

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Is Tagging ready for primetime?

I attended a panel discussion at Web 2.0 on tagging with Caterina Fake (Flickr/Yahoo!), and Jeff Veen (Adaptive Path), Joshua Schachter (del.icio.us), and Tantek Çelik (Technorati). A few things jumped out at me: Jeff Veen gave a great example at

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