As I mentioned in one of my early posts, I am pretty much a "have-not" when it comes to blogging. I must admit however that given the positive feedback and excitement we have seen this past week as we launched Blogtalkradio, our status in the blogging community is rising just a tad.
So the question I pose this morning, "Is Blogtalkradio a Web 2.0 company". So where else but wikipedia could we find a definition. So here is the link.
For those of you that do not want to read 8 pages of information related to the definition of Web 2.0, i took the liberty to extract one paragraph as follows:
While the definition of a Web 2.0 application is still hotly debated, it is generally accepted that a Web 2.0 website would exhibit some basic characteristics. These include:
The site should not act as a walled garden - it should be easy to get data in and out of the system.
Users usually own their data on the site and can modify it at their convenience.
Mainly web-based - most successful Web 2.0 applications can be used almost entirely through a web browser: this is commonly referred to by the phrase "network as platform".
Data returns should be dynamic, not static, changing depending on variables associated with the user's query (e.g. keywords, location).
An architecture of participation that allows users to add value to the application as they use it.
Some social networking aspects.
As I read through this definition, it became clear to me that Blogtalkradio is in fact a Web 2.0 company. We meet all of these criteria and more. I encourage you to check out Blogtalkradio and see for yourself. All of our content is user generated, the data can be modified at any time, there are significant social networking aspects, and our data is easy to get and out of the platform. So what if we are a Web 2.0. company? Actually I dont know the answer to this question.
Briefly, as of today, we have 375 shows found in our program guide, created by over 135 hosts, originated from 18 countries and covering 18 seperate genre's. Exciting stuff!!
As I indicated yesterday, in each of my blog posts I will feature one of our hosts. In honor of our coming out party (well actually Jaimie is attending the cocktail party) this evening at the Blogher conference in Santa Clara, today I highlight the Blogshow - "Business Women Roar".
This blogshow which will air on 8/3/06 at 11:30 is described by the host Mandie Crawford as "Interviews with Business Women covering tips, tricks, successes, disappointments and lessons learned while building their businesses. Also covering new services, books to read etc".
Her host channel can be accessed as follows:
We welcome Mandie to BTR and hope that Mandie and all of our hosts enjoy the experience.
Congratulations to Big Blend Radio, celebrating 8 years with BlogTalkRadio.
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January Jones visits with Sporty King & Holiday Humor! What Do Women Want For Christmas? Hint: What Kind of Man? Sporty King, humorist, author, speaker and Veteran's Advocate shares this his holiday with humor with hope!
Joy Keys chats with Author Bridgett M. Davis about her new book Into The Go-Slow.
This week President Barack Obama and the first lady sat down with People magazine to discuss race relations in America. Best-selling author and director of outreach with Freedomworks, Deneen Borelli joins me with her reaction.
Laura Theodore the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Best- Selling author and holistic coach, Victoria Moran to chat about tips and recipes for hosting a healthy holiday meal.
Michael Logan has been TV Guide's daytime television reporter for 25 years this fall, and he came to Brandon's Buzz to reminisce about his quarter-century tenure at the magazine and to dish about some of his memorable interviews.
Host Barry Moltz gets small businesses unstuck. He has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 15 years. This is a business radio show where he shares all the craziness of small business. It’s that craziness that actually makes it exciting, interesting and totally unpredictable.
Official Internet radio show of forthcoming epic paranormal investigation book by Eric Olsen and "Haunted Housewife" Theresa Argie.
It's good to talk.