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Creating Communities of Readers: The Role of Open APIs

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Talk given at the Digital Night at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012.

Talk given at the Digital Night at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012.

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  • 1. Creating Communities of Readers: The Role of Open APIs Leonhard Dobusch Freie Universität Berlin – School of Business & Economics and stiftung neue verantwortung Frankfurt Digital Night October 10, 2012
  • 2. Publishing as creating communityNew tools for creating communityOpenness is a feature
  • 3. Publishing as creating community
  • 4. „For unto every one that hath shall be given.”Bild: Raul654, CC-BY-SA, http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Gutenberg_Bible.jpg
  • 5. What is popular becomes ever more popular.Bild: Raul654, CC-BY-SA, http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Gutenberg_Bible.jpg
  • 6. Bild: http://media.oregonlive.com/opinion_impact/photo/fifty-shades-of-fan-fiction-20031343jpg-5fa187f91c005f97.jpg
  • 7. (POTENTIAL) (POTENTIAL) READERS CONNECTIONS 5 10 10 45 15 105Bild: Shirky, C. (2008), p. 27
  • 8. New tools for creating community
  • 9. Ebook revenue inGermany 2011: 1%€ 38m 99%
  • 10. „Readmill gets interestingwhen as many other e-bookreading programs and devicesas possible feed the Readmillcentral server with data.“Felix Knoke, Spiegel Online
  • 11. Openness is a feature
  • 12. Competition of APIs APICompetition of services
  • 13. „Tear down this wall!“Bild: Reagn White House Phtographs, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:President_Reagan_giving_a_speech_at_the_Berlin_Wall,_Brandenburg_Gate,_Federal_Republic_of_Germany._June_12,_1987.jpg
  • 14. The market is stillout there. 1% 99%
  • 15. API
  • 16. ConclusionPublishing is a social network businessNew tools create new communitiesOpen APIs to contain new giants
  • 17. KontaktE-Mail:Leonhard.Dobusch@fu-berlin.deTwitter:@leonidobuschBlogs:www.thebusinessweb.dewww.governancexborders.com