officially web 2.0

September 29, 2007

I am on facebook – and checks it out 10 times a day.

I am on Twitter – but only updated it twice. I guess I need more frineds on Twitter to start following in order to really enjoy it. Maybe I would follow Scoble, he seems to enjoy people following him. He will follow me if I follow him…
I have a blog. It is still pretty lame, but it’s a start.
I have an idea for a facebook application – connect twitter to facebook. There are some apps that do that, but none is too good. I guess I need to learn php. Well, that’s going to be fun


First steps into facebook

September 25, 2007

I got into facebook.

I figured out that the only way to really understand what it’s all about it to just do it. Immediately I got 3 friend requests. That was cool. I have friends. Soon after somebody sent me a drink. Wow! I got a drink! Now what? I can also send this drink to somebody else? That’s so cool. Why didn’t I think of that before?

And then I find out that many facebook apps are coming from this one company who’s making millions on it. Is it just me, or that does not make sense?

Then I wanted to have some other applications. I read Guy Kawasaki’s post on halo 3 launch and realize that zombies is an application with 4.5 Million downloads. So I have to get myself one of these. I install it and it turns out that I now have a zombie and I can attack other people who have zombies. Wow! Why didn’t I think of that?
Do people really use that?


Is it a bubble?

September 25, 2007

I guess the simple answer is yes. We are in a bubble. The only question is how long will it take for it to burst.

I can’t believe that any VC gave 6.5M$ to a company that was founded by a 6th year old. If this kid is actually running the show then they must be out of their minds. If he is just a front, a way to get the blogsphere to talk about that – well they have managed to do that.

I went to this panel on web 2.0 the other day and met a guy that has a start up. He and 2 of his friends have an idea for something, but only one of them is a developer so they outsource the development work to India. These guys have an idea so they outsource the work. That’s a smart move. That’s pure .com all over again. Going back to the basics – the core competency is something that you do in house. The work that is commodity – that is the thing that you outsource. If everything that they do is commodity – why start up in the first place?

But I guess it’s just me


1st post

September 25, 2007

So I started  a blog. I guess it’s the same question for everyone that starts their own blog – how to start.

I am trying to understand web 2.0 in a more practical way. I have been reading about it for a long time, playing with SOA, SaaS, AJAX, Silverlight, mashups, popfly and more, but I understand that without actually blogging and going into facebook I will never get it.

So what’s my point in this blog? I look at it as a sort of way to think out load. I don’t really expect people to read it (except for the occasional track back related visitor). It’s just a way for me to talk to myself and try to make some sense.

The question would be what happens when I have something to write about that I don’t want to occasional visitor to see? What about ideas for a start up? I am still not sure about that. Will have to wait and see