Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Wikipedia has many low popularity articles that, collectively, create a higher quantity of demand than a limited number of mainstream articles found in a conventional encyclopedia. The same could be said for Amazon's book inventory or Netflix's movie inventory. The total volume of low popularity items exceeds the volume of high popularity items.
The following book describes the subject in detail:
The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More
Or check out this blog for intro: Long Tail 101
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Their report and Connected World Blog focuses on these trends:
- All-IP Enterprise
- Industry Crossovers
- Bandwidth at the Edge
- Networks in New Places
- Connected Things
- Liquid Time and Place
- Pervasive Presence and Location
- Mobility: The Next Frontier
Monday, March 12, 2007
They conform to surprising laws which are only now becoming clear. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi and others have discovered some of those laws over just the past couple of years.
What is behind the well know Six Degrees of Separation?
How do popular hubs such as Yahoo emerge?
Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means tells a story about the emerging science of these networks.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
The Telco 2.0 Manifesto by STL provides a great overview of this trend:
"Our belief is that there is a single dominant source of structural change in the communications industry. This trend is the separation of network connectivity from user-facing application services and content. The phenomenon is both technical (“everything over IP”) as well as financial (separate purchase of access and service).
The trend is clear and obvious. Changes to mass user behaviour are already seen (eg. VOIP, P2P music/video downloads, Social Media). Yet few (if any) operators have strategies that can be explicitly traced back to this underlying force."Check out the Telco 2.0 Blog for the most interesting Telco 2.0 "Business Model Map".
"We think the biggest opportunity [to make money] lies ... where the apps are less tied into the network — but the billing and value-based pricing remain in place."
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Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Does this fit into Your ISP's bandwidth policy? Better check it out.
Who is going to pay for this traffic? P2P distribution is radically cheaper than using your own datacenter - Joost bets on this.
Friday, March 2, 2007
- Hierarchical Directories
- Search Engines
- Hypertext / links (one way)
- Geographical navigation and search (e.g. Google Maps and Google Earth)
- Personal relationships (e.g. Orkut and LinkedIn)
- Tagging (e.g. YouTube and MySpace)
- Recommendations (e.g. Digg, Amazon)
- Collections and Lists (e.g. BlinkList, Amazon)
- Event and Calendars (e.g. Upcoming.org)
- And even by the combination of these like Rollyo (Search Engines + Collections)
Will broadband internet connection become a scarce resource? Very unlikely.
Youtube, Joost and sharing content on P2P surely creates demand for bandwidth. Supply will follow.
What will be the bottleneck of the Net economy if not bandwidth? Is is us, People. Again.
(Did you know that the bandwidth of the human eye is around the speed of an Ethernet connection?)
How many conversations can you have in a day? How many videos or movies can you watch on the net? How much Attention can you pay to your interests?
I recommend you to read this blog entry on Attention Economy - if you have the time.
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Connecting billions of people creates an emergent behaviour which he calls “hyperconnectivity”
"Each of us are connected, not just to a few others, but to a billion. We need not be aware of this hyperconnectivity for it to have its full effect. Hyperconnectivity is not a tsunami which overwhelms by sheer force of numbers; rather, it is like a vast sea wherein we all float, supported gently by the efforts of all.
And this sea is full of wonders never dreamt of."