Tag Archives: Web2.0

Social networking is like oxygen

Sarah Perez at Read/Write Web (who also blogs at Sarah in Tampa) has a post up about how Generation Y is going to change the Web, and she makes some excellent points. But I would argue that the generation entering the workforce now isn't just going to change the Web -- it's changing all kinds…

Twitter: more mainstream than it looks

My friend Kara Swisher has a post up about Twitter, in which she talks about an informal poll she took of some friends at a wedding, and how none of them had ever heard of Twitter. Everyone had heard of Facebook, however, and about half of them had an account. Is that surprising? Not really.…

Web 2.0 in limbo? Let’s get a grip

Caroline McCarthy of CNET's blog The Social has a long post that uses as a jumping-off point the party at this week's Web 2.0 conference thrown by Mashable, with sponsorship from a new social-networking startup (still in alpha) called Chi.mp. The highlight of Caroline's post, as Erick Schonfeld of TechCrunch noted on Twitter, was a…

How Twitter is like soap, or Soylent Green

My friend Scott Karp has a post up at Publishing 2.0 that is nominally about the addition of new features to Facebook's newsfeed, and whether those features compete with FriendFeed and other social apps. But what Scott is really talking about is what I like to call the "Soylent Green" factor -- i.e., the principle…

PR industry: Still grasping for a clue

Mark Glaser has a post up at the PBS Media Shift blog about the "social media press release" and how it is still a work in progress. He has a good recap of how it started a couple of years ago, how some forward-thinking PR practitioners and agencies came up with the idea of an…