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Web 2.0 – a waste of time?

I simply had to put this question after reading a blog-line at Lincoln Adams I quote:

Got photos you want to show the world? Upload them to Flickr. For videos, there’s YouTube. For music, there’s Last.FM, iLike, Garageband and so on. For those who like to write, network or blog, we have MySpace, LiveJournal, Xanga, Vox and blah blah blah, ad infinitum. And then of course we have the specialty sites like Twitter and Tumblr and blah blah blah ad infinitum. Good grief. While I admit that all these sites have their uses respectively, it also means you’re investing a whole lotta time and resources on just about everything except your own blog. People may not even come to your site anymore because your content is now available elsewhere, whether on a MySpace server or a YouTube channel or God only knows where else you’ve been going. Web 2.0 then has not only stolen your time and content, it’s taken your traffic too, and with it a chance for monetization.

After reading his post I simply had to respond with the result that I have now spent almost an hour of my precious time down the web2.0 slide – And I haven’t even begun my actual research on the subject wich was my intension for the night. And the subject was Facebook.

Let me share my secret: I do not have a profile on Facebook – wich means that I can’t see what’s going on in there – I can only read about it in other media. Now, dear reader: Read the brilliant and entertaining post in Katies blog at getfreshminds.com before doing anything else.
– and then return to me if you’d like to help us out here.

Please help me to regain lost time:

  • 1) Should I, as a professional webconsultant «join the club» at Facebook, to see and learn, do some field obervation and get my hands dirty, or should I keep the H…out of there, and keep falling down the the big footprints of the web2.0 track, only doing what used to be called desktop-research ( isn’t this ironic?) on the topic – And so you know: I already join the Linkedin party.
  • and

    2) Is Web 2.0 (or Web2.0: Is this also a discussion?) a WASTE OF TIME???

    Please give me som pros and cons.

    Reklamer

    I have a Web2.0 travel platform: Would you like to try it out?

    This post is obsolete – the platform is no longer a part of my service.

    Greetings from Nickolass Jensen, Mediakoordinator, Ørsta, Norway.

    Mediakoordinators Web2.0 Mediaplatform: fjordviking.com – released!

    This post is obsolete – the platform is no longer a part of my service.

    Greetings from Nickolass Jensen, Mediakoordinator, Ørsta, Norway.

    Definitions of the word «attraction»

    OK – let’s clear out the definitions first:
    How do we define attraction?
    According to the english wikipedia Physical attractiveness is the perception of an individual as physically beautiful by other people. Some aspects of how a person is judged beautiful are universal to all cultures, whereas others are restricted to particular cultures or time periods.

    According to Princeton university wordnet we have the following definitions:
    Attraction:
    # the force by which one object attracts another
    # an entertainment that is offered to the public
    # the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts; «her personality held a strange attraction for him»
    # a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts; «flowers are an attractor for bees»
    # drawing card: an entertainer who attracts large audiences; «he was the biggest drawing card they had»

    The California Travel Industry Association (CalTIA)
    Defines the term as:
    A natural or cultural object that encourages travelers to visit.
    And the wikibooks tourism glossary says:
    A place, event, building or area which tourists want to visit

    In the old circus an attraction initially named a circus act having striking effect on the audience thanks to mechanisms. (For example, cyclist running over high walls of a large «basket» without a bottom; a great number of automotive shows, etc) Nowadays this is a long separate act, which can consist of minor acts of various genres with the same theme and principal performer; they are often a whole part of the programme (usually the second one). So says circusland.com

    Hi – Let’s create a world attraction

    Welcome to mediakoordinator.wordpress.com – this will be my little corner of the nett discussing norwegian communications combined with tourism opportunities.
    Where we are heading I don’t know, I for myself would like to see if I could find a way to make more people interact in making an attraction – a site – worth seeing – worth visiting.
    At first on the Internet – then for real.
    Some where.

    May it be a game, a festival, a themepark, a tunnel, a website…

    Where do we start?