Lightweight models and cost-effective scalability !

The final element in Tim O’Reilly’s web 2.0 patterns is “Lightweight models and cost-effective scalability”. Before web 2.0, companies need to create large scaled, complex, and costly websites with distributed computing that are difficult to manage and upgrade. Scalability in web 2.0 means making changes to cost efficiency, re-usability, processes and strategies in a business […]

Leveraging the long tail !

Leveraging the long tail! Nowadays, with the power of the Internet, people can just almost buying anything they want online. The Internet allowed products and information to be spread globally to different range of people. While common products have a broad range of market, unique and niche items usually have specific sub-groups of people they […]

Perpetual beta !

What is Perpetual Beta? Perpetual Beta is one of the web 2.0 patterns mentioned by Tim O’Reilly. When the word “beta” was mentioned in any software, most people think it is going to contain new, unstable and most of the time, incomplete features. However, “beta” doesn’t necessarily mean a bad thing. Perpetual Beta is keeping the […]

Software Above the Level of a Single Device!

Steve Jobs had said that “everything around you, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it. You can influence it. You can build your own things that people can use.” Jobs’ vision was to build a phone that not only serves as a communication device, but is […]

Rich User Experience!

In the previous blog, I have discussed three Web2.0 patterns that was defined by O’Reilly: Harnessing collective Intelligence, Data is the next “Intel Inside” and Innovation in assembly. This week I am going to blog about the next Web2.0 pattern, which is “Rich User Experience”. Websites nowadays has the ability to combine new technologies to […]

Innovation in Assembly !

Innovation in assembly is one of the key web2.0 principle that O’Reilly mentioned. Why waste time building a new service when there are already a lot of components and multiple platforms available online these days? Through assembling abundant components,new platforms can be created to provide a valuable service with innovation to benefit users, which we […]

Data is the next Intel Inside !

O’Reilly mentioned Google, Yahoo, Amazon and eBay has used their database efficiency to build up their popularity of the website, meaning that Web 2.0 applications are essentially data-base driven. Every day, users from all around the world are uploading and downloading valuable data online. Web 2.0 has become a tremendously development resource for people to […]