Successful Web 2.0 Business Models

We’ve all read declaration after declaration that the publishing business model is dead and needs to be replaced by a new one. So far, no one seems to have any idea exactly what that new business model should be. A few recent examples are examined….

From Information to Coordination

In this video from a U.S. State Department presentation, Clay Shirky explains how the Internet has gone from a “source of information” to a “site of coordination” — the fifth historical revolution in communications.

When Tools Dominate Tasks

A recent study shows that article tagging actually decreases recall of content. This points out the inelegance of most social media tools, where the act of using the tool becomes paramount over the activity it’s supposed to aid.