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.
Mike Yam and Kevin O'Neill dive into the conference tournaments and playoffs just around the corner as well as why rushing the court should be a finable offense.
The best moment of the Oscars, 50 Shades of Gray, what's in a name? And the best apps and books for managing your money.
They couldn't help it, they had to talk about the dress.
We also answer a few questions from Twitter and go through some interesting @UberFacts.
The crew just came back from the Flyers Wives Carnival and interviewed Brian Propp, NHL great.
Dr. Edward Slingerland: Why the key to charisma and success is not "over-trying"
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Carol Swain rose from high school dropout and teenage mother to esteemed Vanderbilt University law professor. She is passionate about empowering others to confidently raise their conservative voices in the public square.
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Business or Blood is the final chapter of Vito Rizzuto's story. BUSINESS OR BLOOD-Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto's Last War-Peter Edwards.
The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Kansas City Royals Legend Willie Mays Aikens - his story and his book "Safe At Home"
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.
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