Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Web 2.0 moving forward

Ok, we live in a web 2.0 world. And there is a lot of small talk around about a web 3.0 coming up.

Web 2.0 is almost everywhere you look. Everybody has at least a facebook account. Well, almost everybody… I ‘ve been trying to get back in touch with old friends for quite some time with limited success. All I get is Texas holdem buddy requests, invitations, pokes, super pokes, kisses, hugs, extra hugs, bites, comparisons etc. Is it just me or is facebook getting too complicated, too spammy and impractical?

I guess I am not the only one.

The way to go is trying out aggregation models for the hundreds of social networks everybody is mingling on. Now you can control all your social networking (most of it actually) from single site, through a single interface with a single sign-on authentication model.

Users begin to employ these emerging new tools to better manage and track their various online relationships, both personal and professional. The introduction of these new Web applications, such as Friendfeed, Socialthing!, Spokeo, Second Brain, and Iminta, are making it easy for users to keep track of what their friends are doing online while simultaneously demonstrating that there are compelling alternatives to being social online without having to, say, actively maintain a Facebook account. In fact, that's the very premise of this new type of social Web utility, which automatically tracks a user's public activity at sites around the Web including blogs, Flickr, Twitter, and so on, and creates a single convenient feed for others to consume and track.

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