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.
Peter, travel editor for CBS News talks to the Guards Museum Historian, Andrew Wallis on everything from the guards to the Royals.
Tech guru Rich DeMuro introduces us to the new Google Camera App and all of its best features.
Eddie Huang and co-host Elena Bergeron talk NBA success and they're joined by MFN eXquire to preview the playoffs.
Ann recaps The Masters and talks about baseball's new instant replay & 'no collisions at home plate rule' with former MLB ump Al Clark.
Verses and Flow welcomes Bridget Kelly, RaVaughn, and poets Dasan Ahanu, Imani Cezanne and Se7en the Poet.
Halli welcomes philosopher and transhumanist, author, entrepreneur, and former National Geographic and New York Times correspondent Zoltan Istvan.
Caleb Barlow talks with experts from Vormetric to explore if it is possible to use the tried and true SIEM and anomaly detection techniques with file system level log information.
Anna discusses the market for digital products in Brazil, she is an entrepreneur, digital strategist, and founder of Migux, Brazil's largest online network for children with over 3M users
Comedian Andrew Schulz dishes on his shows Guy Code, along with Girl Code, and Guy Court all on MTV2.
Mark Kohler celebrates his 400th show with best selling Author Sharon Lechter as they discuss financial literacy.
Jessie Jane Duff (USMC - Ret.) of Concerned Veterans for America joins GOP Brooklyn to discuss veterans and their challenges.
Travel Brigade visits the town of Engelberg, Switzerland and heads 10,000 feet up to the top of Mount Titlis
The Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes extraordinary vegan chef to the stars Alan Roettinger to talk about his passion for bringing health and pleasure together in a wide range of dishes.
Jean Carne drops by to talk about us about her amazing career and her newest projects.
Bob Nelson a screenwriter and 2014 nominee for an Academy Award for writing Nebraska, which was directed by Alexander Payne joins NorthWest Prime.
The Fantasy Baseball Roundtable is back, join the guys for laughs and expert advice on this years fantasy baseball season.
Christine Francis Poe talks about her experiences with her son, Dorian, and his magical polar bear who is making a difference in the mission to raise awareness for Autism.
Joey Molland, the guitarist and sole surviving member of the British power-pop band Badfinger joins Rundgren Radio.
On his show, Comedian Rodney Perry covers arts and entertainment, everything from comedy and politics to music and acting, with his signature comedic slant.
Joy Keys provides her listeners with insight to improve their lives mentally, physically, monetarily and emotionally. Past guests on the show have included Meshell Nedegeocello, Blair Underwood, in addition to an impressive list of CEOs, humanitarians and authors.
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.
The Bottom Line Sports Show is hosted by former NBA stars Penny Hardaway, Charles Oakley, Mateen Cleaves. Tune in to get the inside scoop on what's happening in sports today.
Hits Radio covers basketball, sports culture and entertainment with past guests including Jason Kidd, Robin Lundberg and Chris Herren.
Listeners get an earful on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds. Whether it’s the current political cocktail or the latest must-read award-winning book, Halli tackles all topics and likes to stir — and sometimes shakes — things up.
Official Internet radio show of forthcoming epic paranormal investigation book by Eric Olsen and "Haunted Housewife" Theresa Argie.
Award-winning World Footprints is a leading voice in socially responsible travel and lifestyle. Hosts Ian & Tonya celebrate culture and heritage and bring a unique voice to the world of travel.
Football Reporters Online is a group of veteran football experts in the fields of coaching, scouting, talent evaluation, and writing/broadcasting/media placement. Combined, the group brings well over 100 years of expertise in sports.
Host John Martin interviews the nation's leading entrepreneurs and small biz experts to educate small business owners on how to be successful. Past guests have included Emeril Lagasse and Guy Kawasaki.
Sylvia Global presents global conversations pertaining to women, wealth, business, faith and philanthropy. Sylvia has interviewed an eclectic mix from CEOs and musicians to fashion designers and philanthropists including Randolph Duke and Ne-Yo.
It's good to talk.