Microblogging
      Tiny social objects
on the future of participatory media

       Jyri Engeström
         jyri.jaiku.com
Top 100 English Web sites on Alexa
            1. Yahoo                               31. Friendster
                     ...
This talk has 3 parts
1. The case for social objects
2. Five principles for building services around them
           3. My take on the next wave
butterfly, butterfly
fly in the sky
butterfly, butterfly
flies so high
butterfly, butterfly
lands on my thigh
butterfly, butterfly
m...
$580M
Is MySpace another butterfly?
The sites that fail are just ‘social networks’
The sites that work are built around social objects
Think about the object as the reason why people
connect with each particular other and not someone else
Flickr did it to photos
Delicious did it to bookmarks
Amazon did it to books
The focal object on MySpace is music
How does one build a service around social objects?
5 key principles
1. Define your object
When we first launched Flickr, it
was a Flash application that was
mainly just a chat environment
 with real-time photo sh...
Think about the objects on these services
2. Define your verbs
Silent selling on Igglo
3. Make the objects shareable
E-mailable permalinks
       http://www.flickr.com/photos/jyri/315809759/

        http://youtube.com/watch?v=XhXvlLiVXCo

...
4. Turn invitations into gifts
PayPal example
Skype example
5. Charge the publishers not the spectators
Habbo Japan example
Freemium business model
Quick Checklist
               1. What is your object?
              2. What are your verbs?
       3. How can people shar...
What will be the Next Big Thing in participatory media?
Can anything disrupt blogs?
Preconditions of a disruptive innovation:

                 1) Simpler
                      or
                 2) Cheape...
?
Preconditions of a disruptive innovation:

                 1) Simpler
                      or
                 2) Cheape...
Jaikus = short posts to the people who follow you
Preconditions of a disruptive innovation:

                 1) Simpler
                      or
                 2) Cheape...
“Can you talk?”
“Where are you now?”
Latest Jaiku


                 Availability
                 (ring profile)

            Where you are
         (freely n...
Preconditions of a disruptive innovation:

                 1) Simpler
                      or
                 2) Cheape...
“The Mass-Starbucksization of Nearly Everything”
Social objects “to go”




Web communities            Microcontent
A river of updates
from the people you
follow
A river of updates
from the people you
follow
A river of updates
from the people you
follow
A river of updates
from the people you
follow
A river of updates
from the people you
follow
A river of updates
from the people you
follow
A river of updates
from the people you
follow
A river of updates
from the people you
follow
Blog post     1 per week

  Photo      1 per day
  Jaiku     1 per hour
Occasional                                                    Continuous

   Beat                                         ...
crisis
“The future’s here, it’s just not evenly distributed yet.”


                       Is it free?
                   Is it q...
Last but not least

an announcement
Dankjewel.




jyri.jaiku.com
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
Microblogging: Tiny social objects. On the future of participatory media
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  1. 1. Microblogging Tiny social objects on the future of participatory media Jyri Engeström jyri.jaiku.com
  2. 2. Top 100 English Web sites on Alexa 1. Yahoo 31. Friendster 32. BBC Newsline Ticker 2. MSN 35. Internet Movie Database 3. Google 39. Go 4. YouTube 40. Craigslist 42. Flickr 5. MySpace 48. CNN 6. Baidu (Chinese search engine) 50. ImageShack 7. Windows Live 52. AOL 54. PhotoBucket 8. Orkut 59. Xanga (weblogs) 9. QQ (Chinese instant messenger) 67. LiveJournal 70. Geocities 10. Yahoo.co.jp (Japanese portal) 73. Adult Friendfinder 77. Apple 11. Wikipedia 78. RapidShare 13. Microsoft Corp. 79. ImageVenueHosting 14. EBay 80. Digg 15. Blogger 81. Alibaba (trade leads) 16. MegaUpload (file sharing) 84. Rediff (Indian portal) 19. Hi5 87. Googlesyndication 21. RapidShare 92. Skyblog 23. Amazon 94. Adobe 26. TheFaceBook 96. Starware 97. About 29. Fotolog 98. Sourcefourge 30. Passport.net An increasing number of the most popular services are built on user-generated content.
  3. 3. This talk has 3 parts
  4. 4. 1. The case for social objects 2. Five principles for building services around them 3. My take on the next wave
  5. 5. butterfly, butterfly fly in the sky butterfly, butterfly flies so high butterfly, butterfly lands on my thigh butterfly, butterfly motionlessly lies butterfly, butterfly gracefully dies
  6. 6. $580M
  7. 7. Is MySpace another butterfly?
  8. 8. The sites that fail are just ‘social networks’
  9. 9. The sites that work are built around social objects
  10. 10. Think about the object as the reason why people connect with each particular other and not someone else
  11. 11. Flickr did it to photos
  12. 12. Delicious did it to bookmarks
  13. 13. Amazon did it to books
  14. 14. The focal object on MySpace is music
  15. 15. How does one build a service around social objects?
  16. 16. 5 key principles
  17. 17. 1. Define your object
  18. 18. When we first launched Flickr, it was a Flash application that was mainly just a chat environment with real-time photo sharing. As we started adding features to the site itself, like pages that hosted the photos so that people could visit them at a unique URL, we had a lot more success with that. People responded to it, and the site began to grow. Eric Costello
  19. 19. Think about the objects on these services
  20. 20. 2. Define your verbs
  21. 21. Silent selling on Igglo
  22. 22. 3. Make the objects shareable
  23. 23. E-mailable permalinks http://www.flickr.com/photos/jyri/315809759/ http://youtube.com/watch?v=XhXvlLiVXCo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network Thumbnails and widgets Actual files
  24. 24. 4. Turn invitations into gifts
  25. 25. PayPal example
  26. 26. Skype example
  27. 27. 5. Charge the publishers not the spectators
  28. 28. Habbo Japan example
  29. 29. Freemium business model
  30. 30. Quick Checklist 1. What is your object? 2. What are your verbs? 3. How can people share the objects? 4. What is the gift in the invitation? 5. Are you charging the publishers or the spectators?
  31. 31. What will be the Next Big Thing in participatory media?
  32. 32. Can anything disrupt blogs?
  33. 33. Preconditions of a disruptive innovation: 1) Simpler or 2) Cheaper or 3) Frees from need to go to inconvenient place
  34. 34. ?
  35. 35. Preconditions of a disruptive innovation: 1) Simpler or 2) Cheaper or 3) Frees from need to go to inconvenient place
  36. 36. Jaikus = short posts to the people who follow you
  37. 37. Preconditions of a disruptive innovation: 1) Simpler or 2) Cheaper or 3) Frees from need to go to inconvenient place
  38. 38. “Can you talk?” “Where are you now?”
  39. 39. Latest Jaiku Availability (ring profile) Where you are (freely named cells) Who you’re with (Bluetooth) What you’re planning next (calendar)
  40. 40. Preconditions of a disruptive innovation: 1) Simpler or 2) Cheaper or 3) Frees from need to go to inconvenient place
  41. 41. “The Mass-Starbucksization of Nearly Everything”
  42. 42. Social objects “to go” Web communities Microcontent
  43. 43. A river of updates from the people you follow
  44. 44. A river of updates from the people you follow
  45. 45. A river of updates from the people you follow
  46. 46. A river of updates from the people you follow
  47. 47. A river of updates from the people you follow
  48. 48. A river of updates from the people you follow
  49. 49. A river of updates from the people you follow
  50. 50. A river of updates from the people you follow
  51. 51. Blog post 1 per week Photo 1 per day Jaiku 1 per hour
  52. 52. Occasional Continuous Beat Hum Particle Wave Videos Blog posts Photos Microblogging Presence
  53. 53. crisis
  54. 54. “The future’s here, it’s just not evenly distributed yet.” Is it free? Is it quick & easy? Is it cross-device & multi-channel? Is it everyday? Does it bring people closer together?
  55. 55. Last but not least an announcement
  56. 56. Dankjewel. jyri.jaiku.com
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