Tuesday, November 07, 2006

It's a philosophy people

Tim O’Reilly’s list of core competencies that define Web 2.0 is interesting to ponder as we embark on a redesign that will be contained within a closed system, Convio. However, what is interesting to note and remember as we move forward is the fourth rule: Harnessing collective intelligence.

From our brown bag lunch last month, we were hopefully able to demonstrate that Web 2.0 is a philosophy. Though we may be limited—trust me there are many perks too—with our proprietary software giant, Convio; we can at least attempt conduct our redesign with the premise that everyone who visits our site has value to add. The trick, however, will be giving them the opportunity to do so in a clear, concise, and engaging manner. But I guess that's the fun part too.

Web 2.0 core competencies:

  • Services, not packaged software, with cost-effective scalability
  • Control over unique, hard-to-recreate data sources that get richer as more people use them
  • Trusting users as co-developers
  • Harnessing collective intelligence
  • Leveraging the long tail through customer self-service
  • Software above the level of a single device
  • Lightweight user interfaces, development models, AND business models

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