Archive for the 'Analysis' Category

18 Useful Tips for Doing Business with a Welcome Platform

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

The four parameters of the Welcome System (Proximity, Origin, Equality, Memory) apply everywhere on the Internet. They have consequences for every kind of platform. Any business on the Web can use features from the Welcome System. And most do, a little here, a little there, without necessarily thinking about it that way: we can recognize, […]

The Business Model Is Not a Mystery

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Update: Please note that, following a few questions, a precision has been added: the word “marketplace” has been replaced with “peer to peer marketplace”. Media is the connective tissue of society. Clay Shirky Cognitive Surplus An alternative business model for news is not a mystery. I have been looking for it for fifteen years and […]

The Welcome System and the Distance System

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

I tried to say things that were true, useful, elegant and memorable. Jay Rosen Summary The original objective was to research why traditional media haven’t found obvious revenue models on the Web. The relationship with readers seemed to be different on the Web, but how? When analyzing how other successful businesses on the Web do […]

03 | Business Models Are The Easy Part

Friday, November 13th, 2009

I am media centric and user driven. Media centric?  By now, we have all observed, learned or at least heard that the Internet is user centric: we have user-centric identity, user-centric design, user-centric media, user-centric Web architecture and user-centric databases management. And of course, when we’ll come to hosting communities, we’ll look closely at what “user […]

02 | Analysis Of The Context Changes: Ecosystem

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Now we are trying to visualize two factors of the Web that change the traditional-media environment: the speed of two-way communications, and the integration into one ecosystem of all the exchanges that are part of making a mass media. figure 5: Acceleration of all communications Observations on figure 5 Once again: this is not intended […]

01 | Analysis Of The Context Changes: Transition

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

So, let’s lay the groundwork as fast as possible with the help of a few diagrams to build a common visual vocabulary from concepts we are all familiar with. Note: for the sake of speed, I am recycling diagrams from different presentations. Apologies for the inconsistencies. I’ll replace them later with cleaner ones. Graphical conventions: […]