Participation Oriented Web Sites Part II

In my previous post  I introduced the conceptual model and logical model behind Participation Oriented Web Sites.

In this post I would like to concentrate in the mashup social arena by looking at examples and implications of how people reuse existing web content to support BYOC

Let us start by looking at the Participation Oriented Architecture of the MashUp EcoSystem

As you can see this architecture is built upon existing SOAs and data services and utilities.

Put it simply as of today the internet has over 8 trillion web sites, the majority of them are individualistic, disconnected, unique in some ways.

The idea behind mashups is that there is a shift in the decrease of the entropy of the web content towards a more structured sense, where entropy is a measure of disorder/chaos.

So what is the secret to aggregating the best content from the top few websites out of the trillions available already, not mentioning the near quadrillion images available aswell?

Take a look at the best web 2.0 sites of 2005

Take a look at the web 2.0 awards of 2005

Next take a look at the following web 2.0 site usage analysis



As you visit each site individually you will notice that there is a hierarchical trend of influence.

1st most inflential characteristic to any succesful web 2.0 site is the Users naturally.
2nd most infleuntial characteristic to any succesful web 2.0 site is the Data the users provide via BYOC.
The least most infleuntial characteristic to any succesful web 2.0 site is the Functionality engine that users leverage to BYOC.

So the advice to any web 2.0 bandwagoner, is plan very carefully.

Concentrate initially on your social market, and then focus on the data services that they can provide.

When you have the first two questions answered, then focus on the technologies and how best to leverage them.

So we now have an understanding of where the internet has been, and where it is now in the unstructured/structured arena and we have seen how people play the pivotal contributing part towards reuse of web content.

But is there going to be a point in time in the near future where human behaviours will be captured and automated?

Will the internet evolve towards a state of decrease in entropy on its own momentum(ie everthing will become more ordered and categorised) and will this be enabled by automating systems to provide the ultimate in UKM Universal Knowledege Management?

Will the future websites automate BYOC ie autoaggregate content themselves. ie Will there one day be a automashed web site? what do we call that Web 3.0?

Human Participation Oriented Web Sites ie Web 2.0 => Auto Participation Orinted Web Sites ie Web 3.0

hmmm 2010 maybe or even sooner?

It’s that time of night again where my brain goes into the twilight zone, so i’ll stop speculating here for now.

BTW When will dotnetjunkies sort out the user comment issue, that has been sabotaged by the comment spam filters?

Donny Mack long time no hear friend, so what’s the eta for the fix for this content management software bug?

Did I not ask this same question this time last year?

I would love to get back my user comments visible on the blog itself.

Currenty I can only get them by the email link.