Awesome opportunities for Web 2.0 / Social Media Developers
The movement toward Government 2.0 is great, this is like a leap toward Government 3.0. I know there are plenty of intelligent/creative people out there that will be able to create some amazing things with http://data.gov
These are exciting times! Opportunities Everywhere!
The United States Air Force Raises the Social Media Bar
Happy Fav Five Friday!
All I can say is WOW! I am really glad you are here. I seem to jump all over the place with Enterprise 2.0, Social Media, and Government 2.0. I try to include a little something for our wide audience of web strategist, developers, designers, government followers, and social media folks. In a previous post we covered some points on the difference between Enterprise 2.0 and Social Media. Today I would like to share some amazing things our government agencies and warfighters are doing with Social Media. Continue reading →
A few days ago I was listening to President Obama Address to Joint Session of Congress. He said some amazing things and delivered a vision of hope during these trying times. I was very interested in one part, “a cure for cancer in our time”. Did I hear that right? A CURE FOR CANCER! Imagine this, how incredible would that be, if this did not sound amazing? What if we could talk about it like “cancer?, Oh yeah that was a disease that used to kill people.” Can you imagine talking about cancer like it was an old 8 track tape player? Children would barely know it even was? Imagine all the other things the medical community could do after they are free from cancer.
I might be a little sensitive to this topic, because I am a cancer survivor. I was dianogsed with cancer when I was 17 (more than 25 years ago). I survived a year of chemotherapy and extensive out patient treatments. Only by the grace of God, I am here today! I have seen this terrible disease take the lives of brillant, beautiful people and my prayers go out to their family and friends. I am willing to do what ever I can to help eliminate cancer. I believe there are a few other people out there that are willing to make a difference and want to change the world. Will you help?
Can Social Media Cure Cancer?
Do you remember the “Stand Up” campaign? It’s still going strong and you can get involved. This is a great example of how social media is making a difference. This is an example of combining forces & resources into a synergy that is changing the world.
What Can You Do With Social Media?
Many of our readers here are expecting a fav five list. I know this because I read my web logs, web analytics is a powerful thing and I recommend you take a peek at my tweets at twitter to learn more about Google Analytics. Let me know if you would like me to post it here. Let’s get on to the fav five friday list. Usually I post 5 things here, but what about 5 things 5 times over? Yeah, 25 things!
25 Ways Social Media Prepares You During Down Times
My friend Chris Brogan, which I never met, has helped numerous people in the world of social media. He has a list that will help you with your web strategy and social needs. There are some good tips on being proactive & making a little cash. These are simple things you can do with Google, your blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media strategies. There are even some tips about eliminating negitivity. Check out his list of 25 ways social media prepares you during down times.
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Web 2.0 frameworks or Enterprise 2.0 frameworks serve as an abstraction layer supporting design patterns which allows integration of code libraries, services and application programming interfaces (APIs) to form a standard application programming interface (API). This approach promotes a rapid development strategy.
Your Current Enterprise 2.0 Framework
Oh yeah, every development team uses a framework. Your framework may consist of copying & pasting code snippets from various places in other projects, email, web sites, or somewhere on your network. Some frameworks are simple code structures that may store common header & footer elements separately from content elements that call the header & footer. This very simple framework could be a good early strategy for a car dealer business that may have 100s – 1,000s of pages to display car details. This approach would save a tremendous amount of time when updating the header or footer in one place instead of several thousand.
Extending the art & spirit of PHP, Zend Framework is based on simplicity, object-oriented best practices, corporate friendly licensing, and a rigorously tested agile codebase. Zend Framework is focused on building more secure, reliable, and modern Web 2.0 applications & web services, and consuming widely available APIs from leading vendors like Google, Amazon, Yahoo!, Flickr, as well as API providers and cataloguers like StrikeIron and ProgrammableWeb. http://framework.zend.com/about/overview
Amy Shuen has a firm grip on the long tail.Get your face in this book and don’t blink while she takes you on a fascinating journey to the tipping point fueled by the wisdom of crowds.My space on the shelf for this book is empty because her book is always in my hand.I bought several copies of her book as gifts for friends.
Amy Shuen is to the world of Web 2.0 as Ludwig van Beethoven’s influence is to the world of music.Her impact on web strategy is comparable to da Vinci’s impact on art.She is ahead of her time.Get her book before the ground swell from tribes of new influencers leaves you in a wikinomic downturn.
I have been in the web business since the early 90s.I am a professional technology consultant and thought leader.I have a huge collection of books, papers, & resources related to my industry and Amy’s book is my most prized possession. I recommend getting extra copies for you and your colleagues.
One snippet from this book clearly explains how a small strategy adjustment saved a tremendous amount of money for a well known company.Depending on your reach, this tiny snippet can help save you $1,000’s – $1,000,000’s.I would spend far more than the price of this whole book for this one snippet.
One last flckr of thought.What if your competition already has this book?