Must read: Thoughts on the Emerging Collaboration Economy


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The Emerging Collaboration Economy

Hub Culture founder Stan Stalnaker shares his thoughts in a Q&A with Rachel Botsman on sharing, the power of the commons, and peer-to-peer transaction.

Rachel Botsman is co-authoring a book with Roo Rogers entitled What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption (being published by Harper Collins in 2010).

The book is about how people are collaborating together through organized sharing, bartering, trading, renting, swapping and collectives to get the same pleasures of ownership with reduced personal cost and burden — and lower environmental impact.

RB: We look at how look how social networks and web technologies are giving new relevance to pre-industrial behaviors such as bartering, swapping, trading, social lending etc. that require marketplace structures. Essentially how we are going back to ‘human to human transactions’ between producer and consumer, seller and buyer, borrower and lender, neighbor to neighbor etc.  What are your thoughts on this? What are your favorite examples of this in action?

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Reading “Why Google Wave Sucks, And Why You Will Use It Anyway”

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This guest post was written by Martin Seibert, a German Internet media consultant.

Google Wave is a hot topic at the moment. The ambitious group collaboration and micro-messaging platform started rolling out in beta via an initial batch of 100,000 invitations two months ago. Many people still want invitations. Among those who’ve tried it, some criticize it, some praise it. For now it has a lot of usability problems that are described below. Yes, you should look at Google Wave. But there is no need to desperately long for an invitation yet.

Nevertheless, this post outlines how you’ll probably use Google Wave in the future and also gives you advice on how to implement it in your company or your team of coworkers. It also reveals some big usability problems in the current version. Those issues aside, I would like to show you the advantages of the “wave” once again and describe some cool use cases that might make you love it at some point in the future.

Introduction to Google Wave

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What is Google Wave

What is google wave and is it better than email? We attempt to answer this questions with the hopes of getting an invitation because we were not lucky enough. Created by

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Enterprise 2.0 in 2010: Twitter / SharePoint / Google Wave / Facebook Tailwinds Fuel Growth « IronGiving

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ep2023 Thx to Geek and Poke for the image above.

The term “Enterprise 2.0” was coined back in April 2006 when Andrew MacAfee wrote this Sloan Management Review Article.  Since, then MacAfee has become almost synonymous with the term Enterprise 2.0 and is even coming out with a new book on the topic to be published in late November 2009.  His blog is one of the most respected on the topic of Enterprise 2.0 and he tweets regularly.  I took Andrew’s very first graduate school class he taught in a class called Technology, Operations and Research back at HBS Spring of 2000 and I always thought he had a knack for sensing early technology trends.

One of my favorite posts of his includes his response to a ZDNet post that states  Enterprise 2.0 is a crock.   I like it as it paints six specific use cases around real world examples of well known companies using various facets of enterprise 2.0 to solve customer pain points.

Another favorite of mine is this post where he describes ten criteria for a successful enterprise 2.0 initiative.  This strikes me as a practical and useful framework for how and why some companies are succeeding with enterprise 2.0 solutions.

I mention all of this as I intend to cover some trends on this category in my blog here because I’m a real believer in the disruptive potential enterprise 2.0…..


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Checking out Microgeist’s the Future of 4G, Twitter and Google Wave

Or will all these divergent communication channels converge to 1 conversational wave?

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9 September 2009

Like any new technological development, 4G is a lot closer than you think. Tests are already underway and some battle lines are being drawn with regards to how the market for these services will emerge. This development is on track to coincide with the equally rapid development of real time systems like Twitter and Google Wave. What is likely to emerge are services that create instantaneous streams to deliver and share not just text and hyperlinks, but video, audio, whiteboarding and files. This will be:
a) Faster
b) From a static or mobile device
c) With more reliable synchronization via the cloud
d) Easily archivable and searchable

Even more exciting is the continued evolution in hardware and always on devices. Taking the iPhone as an example, it’s gyroscope has redefined gaming and sent the experience into a much more physical dimension. The Wii is another case, even being used as part of physical therapy regimens.

The near future will bring devices that rapidly stream real time data that can be manipulated physically via mobile devices around the world. This data will be searchable and archivable via the cloud. Data will also be semantically organized and re-configurable into other views that reveal insights for business owners and managers.

With all of the possiblilities that this brings, planning for the roll out of these technologies requires a broad knowledge of what will become available, but it also requires significant focus because, taking Twitter as an example, the most compelling applications often use a subset of what is available. Technologically, Twitter is not particularly complex, but it has met a human need.

4G will provide the playing field for the next Twitter or Facebook, provided that a developers and entrepeneurs are able to ask the right questions and stay focused on meeting human needs, rather than geeking out.

This video presentation from iPass breaks down the current technologies and state of development in 4G. More importantly, is poses the questions that need to be asked by anyone who will be taking part in that space. It is important to remember that 4G, beyond being a mobile technology, will be a convergence of technologies. Desktop, remote, mobile, and new interfaces will continue to make it impossible to focus on one single type of device for anyone anyone hoping to compete in the next several years.

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