Web 2.0, SoJo, and Horatio Alger

One need not look far to see the growing impact of Web 2.0 Web 2.0 Spending Boom and social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and the like. Already, these sites have become powerful mediums of self-expression, self-promotion, employer screening, and a host of other things. The Web presents seemingly unlimited opportunity for visionaries and trend-setters, where the skillful use of MySpace and blogs can turn even the likes of Tila Tequila A Shot at Love into a modern day Horatio Alger story. Of sorts.

To see several pioneering individuals and companies who are successfully molding Web 2.0 into mediums that change the way we receive, store, transmit, and process information, visit the following sites:

SoJo Pioneer (view “Meet Kevin Sites” tab for specific information on project scope)

Photobucket: (Re)weaving the Web

PodTech.net: Web 2.0 + Brand Storytelling

REFLECTIONS:

1. How can your business use the power of Web 2.0 to excel? Online blogs to promote an “inside look” at the organization? Resume submissions via YouTube?

2. What qualities will distinguish the “one-hit wonders” of Web 2.0 from companies that build a solid foundation/niche and stand the test of time?

3. How can your business break down the massive amounts of information (much of it irrelevant, incorrect, or potentially harmful) on the Web to find, process, and apply the gems that can revolutionize your field?

ACTION:

Brainstorm ways your company can use Web 2.0 technologies to advance its interests.

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