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Did You Miss These Key Strategies & Tips From The Last Web 2.0 Summit?

Look At What These Great Minds Shared At The Web 2.0 Summit

I’m so excited about attending Web 2.0 Summit 2009, but more on that later.  I want to share some of these amazing conversations from the Web 2.0 Summit 2008 with you.  Have you ever asked yourself what is the web really about?  How does Social Media work and what does it mean to me?  How does Web 2.0 impact the world?  Can we use the web to solve real world issues?  What’s next?

Web 2.0 Summit 2009

I am fortunate enough to work for a company that believes understanding the future of technology is important.  I will be attending the Web 2.0 Summit 2009 thanks to Booz Allen Hamilton.  This event will gather the greatest thought leaders from around  the world for engaging conversations about how to put the power of this platform we call the web to work for positive change.  Understanding this platform’s core philosophies of collective intelligence, openness, & transparency will lead us into new business models and into a new era.  I hope to see you there!

Get more details about and register for the Web 2.0 Summit 2009 here.

Web 2.0 Summit 2008

The theme for the Web 2.0 summit 2008 was “Web Meets World”.  A lot of the conversation was about how the web is reshaping the fabric of society.  Tim O’Reilly through O’Reilly Media has been gracious enough to share many of these conversations in video format.  You can also subscribe to these video through iTunes.  I have many of these video on my iPhone and enjoy watching them as I’m standing in line or just need to get my geek fix on the go.  I have included a few video here, but I encourage you to visit the Web 2.0 Summit 2008 site for videos, images, reviews, &  much more information from these great thinkers.  When using Apple iTunes to subscribe and download these videos to your iPod, iTouch, or iPhone, be sure to check out the one that discusses the difference between user genterated content and collective intelligence (my favorite).

Web 2.0 Summit: Social Media Behaviors by Isaac Mao (Social Brain Foundation)

The Social Media fabric is woven with Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 to form collaborative media.  Listen to this quick talk about “Sharisum” and micro-content.  The explosion of connections, contents, and social filtering are explored as we move through media industry changes.

Web 2.0 Summit: Cloud Computing – The Future Web

Cloud computing, an optimized delivery channel for offering software and infrastructure as a service.  The cloud model creates many very exciting opportunities.

Web 2.0 Summit: The Platform Advantage

See and hear what the leaders from Google, Microsoft, Facebook, MySpace, and Slide have to say about the platform advantage.  Stimulating new economics from the explosive growth of business models around platform services.  The “Open Web” is re-defining “Innovation”.   I believe we should increase our awareness of the internet is a platform as we move forward with our information architecture.

Web 2.0 Summit: Web 3.0 Semantic Web – Intelligent Applications

Leaders from Radar Networks, Powerset, Metaweb discuss how new technologies use relationships to organize information.

Web 2.0 Summit: Internet & Tech Trends by Mary Meeker

Reviewing this information reminded me of a previous post about Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide by Amy Shuen, take a look.

Get more details about and register for the Web 2.0 Summit 2009 here.

  1. Are you attending Web 2.0 Summit 2009?
  2. Have you attended a previous Web 2.0 Summit?
  3. What are your tips for attendees?

Social Media Platforms For Your Enterprise 2.0 Solution or Non-Profit Organization

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Social Media Platforms For Enterprise 2.0 Solutions

Have A Plan For your Social Media

You can spend a lot of time and money building the wrong thing or building the right thing wrong.  Invest time with the stakeholders and users before thinking about technology.  What are your objectives?  What are YOUR benefits to using social media in your enterprise 2.0 solution?  Who is your target audience?  Your target audience will resist participating, if they can not see any benefits.  Your benefits include the benefits of users, managers, and your organization as a whole.  What does your organization hope to accomplish with Enterprise 2.0 or Social Media?

I have discovered many possible social media platforms for my enterprise 2.0 solution.  The choices are almost overwhelming.  Building an enterprise 2.0 solution requires an understanding of the needs and current work-flows.  I don’t believe there is a “One-Size-Fits-All” solution.  You may be familiar with the phrase “No need to re-invent the wheel”.  There are a lot of MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube type of scripts out there that would give you the ability to emulate these web sites in your enterprise 2.0 platform.  You may need to ask yourself about the benefits and examine your objectives.  These sites are great at what they are and may be meeting their owner’s objectives.  How important is it for you to know your colleagues’ favorite movies or music?  Do you have a need for instant web/mobile communications?  A Twitter type of tool is good if your needs require and one or more of your objectives can be met with a micro-blogging solution.  You can piece different blogging, bookmarking, forum, media packages together or work with one of the social media platform bundles below.  You may even want to create a hybrid.

Social Media Platform Software and Services

Elgg: powerful, professional social networking

Elgg empowers individuals, groups and institutions to create their own fully-featured social network.


PHPizabi: Human Networking has a cutting edge, too!

PHPizabi is one of the most powerful social networking platforms on the planet. With literally thousands of websites powered by PHPizabi including everything from simple friends sites to the most complex networking super sites out there. Easy to install, use, and raising the bar on what it is to provide a reliable, fast, social networking package to raise your business to the next level.


WordPress Multi-User Blogging Software

WordPress takes blogging to the next level by creating powerful self-hosted software that anyone could install and have a blog within minutes.

Now with MU wordpress is making it as easy to create a thousand blogs as it was to create a single blog with WordPress 3 years ago. By building on the base of WordPress and syncing development, we get the benefit of the huge ecosystem in plugins and themes that has developed around the project.

http://mu.wordpress.org Also check out http://bbpress.org/ and roll them up into a custom platform http://buddypress.org/.

Mambo Content Management System

Mambo is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems on the planet. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications.


Joomla Content Management System

Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.

http://www.joomla.org Also check http://www.joomlapolis.com

Open Source Content Management Systems for Social Media

opensourceCMS.com was created to give you the opportunity to “try out” some of the best free and open source software systems in the world. Each system listed here provides for a user demo so you can make an informed decision regarding which system best suits your needs without having to go through the tedious process of installing multiple systems only to find they don’t do what you require.


Bonus Social Media Software Choice

Pluck SiteLife Social Media Platform

Pluck’s SiteLife social media platform allows leading publishers, retailers and brands to integrate community directly into their core site experiences.


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