"Investing time and talent. At the third annual Web 2.0 Conference in
“Google has acquired JotSpot. Existing users: Rest assured — you will continue to have uninterrupted access to your JotSpot account! Our support team is still available to help you.” Is the information on JotSpot’s home page. Google is busy profiling itself as a leading Web 2.0 company. They move around with pockets full of money and go for innovative new ventures active within the Web 2.0 framework.
But what happened to JotSpot? I don't have a clue about how it was integrating. Haven't seen the effects of JotSpot.
“But for any similarities to the late '90s Internet craze, today's Web 2.0 buildup is a kinder, gentler bubble, say entrepreneurs and investors.” Reports ZD Net.
The eventual Web 2.0 bubble has been overshadowed by the housing subprime and banking crisis in US.
Where are the European counterparts to this development? There is a lack of big Internet players in the "Old Europe". We might have a healthy garage level development here, but nobody is fooling around with big junks of money and searching for new ventures to invest in. That might be one of the reasons to our relative invisibility. European Web 2.0's don't make headlines. We continue to do our daily work, struggle with our projects, but we don't know how to make the buzz and how to get traditional media and broadcasting attention.
- Jaiku made it 2007 (aquired by Google)
- Web 2.0
- Attention Economy
- Innovative Collaboration Friendly
- Interactive and User Generated Content
"JotSpot is a wiki company that Google acquired last week," I wrote November 2006.
Acquisitions by he big players are helping to fuel entrepreneurial creativity. Experts say new online business models are more mature, compared to the dot.com boom, and give today's Web start-ups a better prognosis for lasting for a longer time.
- We might have a slightly different timespan
- Web 2.0 started in the Silicon Valley, The San Fransisco Bay Area
- The big players have given YouTube, Writely, Flickr, JotSpot, etc. big visibility
- eBay managed to buy Skype from Europe to the US West Coast
- We're the world (The wisdom of the crowd, Crowdsourcing, Creative Collaboration)
- Like in the 60's, Bob Dylan, one man and a guitarr
- A new surge of small start-ups
- Big doesn't need to be beutiful
- The small players are receiving attention
- Broadband is now also becoming mobile
- The digital camera has more pixels; quality is superb; smaller, lighter
- Smart phones and digital cameras, plus video
- MP3 players, iPod and iTune and iPhone
- Blogs are easy to use free expression forums
- MyTube says it all - it's my tube for visual expression