Faces & Rewards Of Web 2.0

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Who are the people behind successful Web 2.0 apps such as Facebook, MySpace, WordPress, YouTube, etc? What are their milestones to success? And who is Singapore's answer to all these? This slideshow provides a quick overview.

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Faces & Rewards Of Web 2.0

  1. Faces & Rewards behind Web 2.0 7 years that changed the world
  2. Bubble 2.0? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_dot-com_bubble 2001-2002: Burst of the first Dot-com bubble on NASDAQ. 2007-2008: Are we witnessing a second Dot-com bubble? OR are people finally making real money on the Internet?
  3. Recognize these Web Entrepreneurs? ● Jimmy Wales ● Dave Sifry ● Tom Anderson ● Evan Williams ● Larry & Sergey ● James Hong ● Joshua Schachter ● Chad Hurley ● Kevin Rose ● Matt Mullenweg ● Mark Zuckerberg
  4. Recognize these Web Entrepreneurs? ● Jimmy Wales ● Wikipedia ● Dave Sifry ● Tecnorati ● Tom Anderson ● MySpace ● Evan Williams ● Blogger, Odeo, Twitter ● Larry & Sergey ● Google ● James Hong ● HOT or Not ● Joshua Schachter ● Del.icio.us ● Chad Hurley ● YouTube ● Kevin Rose ● Digg.com ● Matt Mullenweg ● Wordpress ● Mark Zuckerberg ● Facebook
  5. ● Position: Free encyclopedia that anyone can edit. ● 2000: Peer-reviewed Nupedia ● 2001: Larry Sanger moots idea of using a wiki. Birth of Wikipedia. Many non-English Wikipedias launched ● 2002: Bomis funding ends ● 2003: Wikimedia Foundation set up. ● 2006: Voted one of world's Jimmy Wales, b. 1966 most influential people - Time Wikipedia.org ● Feb 08: Alexa: #9 Finance Masters from Auburn University, University of Alabama photo from Wikipedia
  6. ● Position: Internet search engine for blogs. Tech version of literati or intellectuals. ● 2002: Started tracking blogs ● 2006: SXSW awards for Best Technical Achievement and Best of Show. ● 2006: Edelman's fake blogs scandal. ● Dec 07: Indexes over 112m weblogs. ● Feb 08: Alexa: #463 David Sifry, b. 1968 Technorati.com John Hopkins University photo from Wikipedia
  7. ● 2002: Anderson sold eMail marketing company to eUniverse (aka InterMix Media) ● Nov 03: Official launch amidst Friendster growth pains ● Mid 04: 1-2 million accounts ● Jul 05: Acquired by News Corp for $580m. ● 2006: Jun: $200m revenue. Nov: 38.7 billion page views vs Yahoo's 38.05 billion. DeWolfe & Anderson ● 2008: Alexa rank #5. Over b. 1966 & 1970 100m members. Third (or the) most popular website in US. MySpace.com U.C. Berkeley, U.C. Los Angeles photo of Fortune Magazine cover
  8. ● 1999: Co-founded Pyra Labs, offering Blogger for free. ● 2003: Blogger acquired by Google. ● 2004: With the Blogger team, named as People of the Year by PC Magazine. ● 2004: Co-founded Odeo for Evan Williams podcasting. b. 1972 ● 2007: Co-founded Twitter for Blogger, Odeo, Twitter micro-blogging. university dropout ● Feb 08: Twitter on Alexa #614 photo from Wikipedia
  9. ● 1995: Larry met Sergey; 1996: Research on backlinks ● 1998: Founded Google Inc. with US$100K investment by a Sun Microsystems founder ● 1999: PC Mag's Top 100 Web Sites & Search Engines; $25m venture capital; Time's Top 10 Best Cybertech list ● 2000: 10 language versions; first keyword-based ads (AdWords); 2001: PageRank; Larry Page, Sergey Brin 2004: IPO raised $1.6b b. 1973 (Jews), ● Feb 06: quot;$100 billion empire Google.com dominating the Netquot; – Time Stanford University ● Feb 08: Alexa: #4 photo from Time
  10. ● Position: Rating site where users rate attractiveness of photos submitted voluntarily by others. ● Oct 2000: Started HotOrNot.com ● 2001-now: Some say the founders of YouTube, Facebook and Zooomr were inspired by this site. ● 2008: NetNielsen Rating's James Hong, b. 1974? Top 25 advertising domains. HotOrNot.com ● Feb 2008: Alexa: #1977 U.C. Berkeley Screenshot from HotOrNot.com
  11. ● Position: Pioneer of tagging on the Web. ● Late 03: Launch of Del.icio.us ● Dec 05: Acquired by Yahoo! for an undisclosed sum -- rumored to be $30 million, with Schachter's share being approximately $15 million. ● Feb 08: Alexa: #120,141 Joshua Schachter b. 1974 del.icio.us & geoURL Carnegie Mellon University photo from Wikipedia
  12. ● Position: Consumer media, people watch and share original videos on the Web. ● 2005: Feb: Co-founded YouTube; Nov: Funding from Sequoia Capital; Dec: Launch ● 2006: Aug: 6.1m videos and 500K user accounts -- Wall Chad Hurley, b. 1977 Street Journal; Oct: Sold YouTube.com YouTube for $1.65 billion to Google. Indiana University of Pennsylvannia ex-Paypal employee ● 2007: YouTube clones appear ● 2008: 70m videos; politicians creating channels in YouTube; Feb: Alexa: #2 photo (CC) Joi Ito
  13. ● Position: Community news syndication portal via social bookmarks on blogs and non- hierarchical, democratic editorial control. ● 2004: Nov: Experiment; Dec: Launch ● 2005: Added Adsense, friends list, and new interface by Silverorange ● Sep 06: Made $60 million in Kevin Rose, b. 1977 18 months -- Business Week Digg.com ● Feb 08: Alexa: #161 University dropout photo (CC) Night Star Romanus
  14. ● Position: Free open-source blogware. ● 2003: Created fork of b2 ● 2004: Six Apart changed Movable Type licensing terms ● 2007: Mar: #16 on quot;50 Most Matt Mullenweg Important People on the Webquot; list by PC World; Oct: b. 1984 Turned down US$200 WordPress.org & .com million offer to buy company. High School for the Performing & Visual Arts ● Feb 08: Alexa: #650, #50 photo (CC) Leonid Mamchenkov
  15. ● Position: Online community for students, faculty and staff. ● 2004: Feb: Launch for Harvard; Apr: Open to Ivy League schools ● 2005: $12.5m venture capital; Oct: universities in Canada, UK, Dec: Australia, New Zealand ● 2006: Declined $200m offer Mark Zuckerberg b. 1984 ● 2007: Mar: Most viewed site for Facebook.com youths aged 17-25, more females (69%) - US poll; May: Platform for Harvard dropout; developers; Oct: Microsoft 1.6% share of Facebook for $246m “World's youngest billionaire with $1.5 billion on paper” - ● 2008: 64m active users aged 13 Forbes and over, Alexa: #7 photo (CC) Brian Solis
  16. ● Position: Photo-sharing site ● 2005: Launch ● 2006: Geotagging, quot;Flickr on steroidsquot; - Michael Arrington ● 2007: Sun Microsystems & Zoho helped to launch Mark III? ● 2008: 50,000+ users, localised in over 18 languages. ● Feb 08: Alexa #11,421 Kristopher Tate b. 1989 Zooomr.com photo from BBC
  17. You Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world. Time Person of the Year 2006 photo of Time magazine cover
  18. Me Yes, me. I control the Information Age. Welcome to my world. Time Person of the Year 2006 Spoof of Time magazine cover by Malaysian blogger CF Liew
  19. What about... Uzyn Chua, b. 1983 Singapore? Ping.sg ● Position: Digg features for Singaporean bloggers ● 2006: Launched metablog for Singapore from hostel room in National University of Singapore ● 2007: Jul: Graduated from NUS; over 1000 users; Nov: Asia's Top 25 Web Young Entrepreneurs - BusinessWeek Asia ● Feb 08: Alexa # 38,974 photo of Straits Times report
  20. The keywords are “Social” and “Open” photo (CC) Daveybot
  21. Q. Do you wanna be a “PC” only or a “Grid Computer”? diagram by Adarsh Patil
  22. compiled in Feb-Mar 2008 by Josephine J.K. Tan NETCoachAsia.com ClappingTrees.com

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