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.
Sheridan Hoops Radio on the Colin Cowherd show on ESPN Radio as they discuss Lebron James and much more.
Anger and how to help you understand and handle it in healthy and constructive ways. Whether you're an anger venter or an anger withholder (or something in between), this is a show for you.
Host Jean Pa hosts the voice of Rwanda National Congress
The Hagmann & Hagmann Report provides viewers and listeners information about current events and historical topics that transcend the political right-left paradigm and delve into the real issues behind the sugar-coated news.
An open discussion, including new NY-area hip hop releases (including Your Old Droog, Statik Selektah, Westbay), event reviews and previews (including North Coast hip hop improv and the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
This radio show is a deep look into our heart and our emotions when we are devestated by a narcissist. What has really caused our heartbreak? Was there a purpose for our heartbreak? How do we heal our heartbreak? Can our hearts ever be healthy or trust again?
Chip Coffey hosts Live Paranormal Radio, the #1 interactive online community for eveything paranormal, horror, and sci fi.
Kristin Omdahl is adding a new title to her already impressive resume. Learn all about it right here on the Yarn Thing Podcast as she makes the announcement exclusively.!
DLF's Ryan McDowell joins Tim Stafford, Eric Hardter and Jarrett Behar from DynastyLeagueFootball.com to bring you up to date on the most important information and give you the answers you need to dominate your dynasty and keeper fantasy football leagues.
Tara Grant -- author of The Hidden Plague -- stops by the show to discuss a frustrating, skin-related autoimmune condition that no one is talking about -- Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS).
Award-winning television host, popular plant-based cookbook author and vegan chef Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes the internationally recognized expert on nutrition and health, Dr. Pam Popper to talk about Gluten: Friend or Foe.
Seth Andrews presentation, titled "The Ultimate Question," dealt with religion, indoctrination, curiosity, fear and the liberation from superstitious chains.
Robert Whitelaw, a licensed real estate broker in Morgan Hill, California, will guide you through all the latest information on loan rates, foreclosures, short sales and more. He will also give you insights into the purchase process that can help you navigate the waters of a real estate transaction easier.
Black family reunions: they're not just a picnic, says Culture Freedom Radio host Mind Magick.
Shanghai is the largest Chinese city and the largest city proper by population in the world, with over 24 million residents. This week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the Peninsula Shanghai and the International Luxury Travel Mart.
Edgar Herrera brings you more exciting moments of the game on the play of the week that excites Nissan.
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.