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Why We Love the Web!

Just read an interesting article, from the NY Times online, which names the top ten “Internet Moments” of the decade! As could be expected, Wikipedia and the iPhone made the list alongside Facebook and Craigslist. But the three I found most interesting were the mention of President Obama’s 2008 campaign, the use of Twitter during the Iranian election protests this past year and what they call the “online video revolution” of 2006. These three really stood out to me as being the most important “moments” because they were events which happened because of the groundwork laid down by social networking websites and informational websites like Facebook and Wikipedia. It cannot be questioned that YouTube has greatly influenced much of our popular culture in the last five years, it’s colorful internet stars often parodied in other online videos and major television programs. Obama’s campaign utilized just about every site the internet had to offer during his presidential campaign. By using Twitter as a political forum, people were able to organize political protests and share experiences and information with people across the world, giving us in the U.S. an incredible insight into their 2009 election rather than getting our information through more conventional and perhaps less authentic news sources.

Our children will undoubtedly be taught a course on history of the internet or perhaps the evolution of information technology.  And the top ten moments of the next decade may include LBS friendly gadgets, online voting or perhaps even a total reinvention of the internet itself!

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The Future of Content Delivery?

Have you seen this yet? http://everybodysbusiness.msn.com/

Microsoft recently designed this interactive show hosted by Jack and Suzy Welch. The concept of the show is to take the audience on an exclusive journey into the board room, and behind the scenes to find out how corporate businesses and franchises such as Domino’s and Hertz  stay in business and stay relevant in a Web 3.0 driven world.

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It’s very strategic in that it’s one part “Apprentice-style” reality show, yet it’s REALLY REAL.  The presentation of this web-based show is also stellar – with a sleek design and user friendly interface! The site is a must for the “new media” monger! And what a great way for corporate businesses to advertise and maybe even gain a whole new market of potential consumers!

I cannot believe I am about to say this, but…. Bravo Microsoft!

From the Hulu-ish video player to the wonderfully detailed branded content that they’ve tastefully “snuck in”… It really is a brilliant endeavor and I look forward to seeing new episodes!  I think it’s also only a matter of time before you start to see a lot of copycat sites but Microsoft is definitely ahead of the curve on this one!


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