Creating Communities of Readers:      The Role of Open APIs                           Leonhard Dobusch       Freie Univers...
Publishing as creating communityNew tools for creating communityOpenness is a feature
Publishing as creating community
„For unto every one that hath shall be given.”Bild: Raul654, CC-BY-SA, http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Gut...
What is popular becomes ever more popular.Bild: Raul654, CC-BY-SA, http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Gutenbe...
Bild: http://media.oregonlive.com/opinion_impact/photo/fifty-shades-of-fan-fiction-20031343jpg-5fa187f91c005f97.jpg
(POTENTIAL)               (POTENTIAL)               READERS                CONNECTIONS                                 5  ...
New tools for creating community
Ebook revenue inGermany 2011:      1%€ 38m                   99%
„Readmill gets interestingwhen as many other e-bookreading programs and devicesas possible feed the Readmillcentral server...
Openness is a feature
Competition of APIs         APICompetition of services
„Tear down this wall!“Bild: Reagn White House Phtographs, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:President_Reagan_giving_a...
The market is stillout there.            1%                      99%
API
ConclusionPublishing is a social network businessNew tools create new communitiesOpen APIs to contain new giants
KontaktE-Mail:Leonhard.Dobusch@fu-berlin.deTwitter:@leonidobuschBlogs:www.thebusinessweb.dewww.governancexborders.com
Creating Communities of Readers: The Role of Open APIs
Creating Communities of Readers: The Role of Open APIs
Creating Communities of Readers: The Role of Open APIs
Creating Communities of Readers: The Role of Open APIs
Creating Communities of Readers: The Role of Open APIs
Creating Communities of Readers: The Role of Open APIs
Creating Communities of Readers: The Role of Open APIs
Creating Communities of Readers: The Role of Open APIs
Creating Communities of Readers: The Role of Open APIs
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Creating Communities of Readers: The Role of Open APIs

  1. 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. 2. Publishing as creating communityNew tools for creating communityOpenness is a feature
  3. 3. Publishing as creating community
  4. 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. 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. 6. Bild: http://media.oregonlive.com/opinion_impact/photo/fifty-shades-of-fan-fiction-20031343jpg-5fa187f91c005f97.jpg
  7. 7. (POTENTIAL) (POTENTIAL) READERS CONNECTIONS 5 10 10 45 15 105Bild: Shirky, C. (2008), p. 27
  8. 8. New tools for creating community
  9. 9. Ebook revenue inGermany 2011: 1%€ 38m 99%
  10. 10. „Readmill gets interestingwhen as many other e-bookreading programs and devicesas possible feed the Readmillcentral server with data.“Felix Knoke, Spiegel Online
  11. 11. Openness is a feature
  12. 12. Competition of APIs APICompetition of services
  13. 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. 14. The market is stillout there. 1% 99%
  15. 15. API
  16. 16. ConclusionPublishing is a social network businessNew tools create new communitiesOpen APIs to contain new giants
  17. 17. KontaktE-Mail:Leonhard.Dobusch@fu-berlin.deTwitter:@leonidobuschBlogs:www.thebusinessweb.dewww.governancexborders.com

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