Dion Hinchcliffe

The 6 essential things you need to know about Google’s OpenSocial

I’ve spent the last few days keeping track of the seemingly endless stream of news and blog coverage about Google’s new OpenSocial model for social networking applications.  OpenSocial has been described by some as Google’s industry “chess move” to outmaneuver and corner Facebook. This is fascinating set of developments to watch since Google’s own growing social networking …

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The return of the Web 2.0 Blog and the latest: A Web 2.0 book, Enterprise 2.0, The New New Internet, and much more

It’s been an incredible year in 2007 as we’ve continued to make our way on the “2.0” journey that we embarked upon last year.  I thought I’d re-inaugurate this blog with my return to regular posting and to catch up our colleagues, friends, and contacts in the industry with what’s been going on with us …

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The Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Web 2.0 Continues Its Move To The Workplace

It’s the second day of the Enterprise 2.0 Conference here at the Boston waterfront.  Yesterday was the workshop day for the event as well as the much-ballyhooed showdown between Andrew McAfee and Tom Davenport, the original point of disagreement around the real impact of Enterprise 2.0 which I’ve covered before .  Today the main conference sessions begin and a quick look …

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Best Practices and Challenges in Building Capable Rich User Experiences: Announcing Real-World Ajax

It’s been nearly a year in the making but I’m finally pleased to announce the release of Real-World Ajax, a massive new compendium of the Ajax spectrum that I’ve compiled and edited with Kate Allen in conjunction with leading Ajax authors from across the country.  While not generally available until later this month, with full availability …

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The Best Web 2.0 Software of 2006

Looking back over 2006 it’s clear that we’ve experienced one of the most remarkable growth surges in Web application history.  Literally hundreds of Web sites and applications were launched this year and brought to our attention via the popular review sites like Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch, Pete Cashmore’s Mashable , and Emily Chang’s eHub.  And our very popular list of …

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Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: You and Web 2.0

Despite being considered so ten minutes ago in some corners of the the Internet, Time Magazine has selected Web 2.0 — in particular those people that are directly shaping it — as its esteemed Person of the Year.  Specifically, Time Magazine has singled out you for recognition in this achievement and as the actual source of the exciting things …

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Profitably Running an Online Business in the Web 2.0 Era

One of the things I’m doing this week is preparing for a presentation at Web Builder 2.0 on how to monetize mashups in Las Vegas next week.  Consequently, I’ve been pulling together notes, talking to mashup creators, and studying real-world examples of how companies are applying innovative ways of generating revenue with Web 2.0 applications and open APIs.  Though there …

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Going Beyond User Generated Software: Web 2.0 and the Pragmatic Semantic Web

I was traveling most of last week and so was unable to weigh in on the Web 3.0 mini-tempest that occurred when John Markoff published his exploratory piece in the NY Times last Sunday.  The premise of the article is that we are finding new ways to mine human intelligence which can be exploited by building a new layer …

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