I had the opportunity to make the kickoff presentation at an important event on Web 2.0/3.0 for Business for the Long Island Software & Technology Network (LISTnet). The event was held on November 13, at the New York State Small Business Development Center on the campus of Long Island’s Farmingdale State College.
I spoke about the origins of Web 2.0 — Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media coined the term back in 2005 — and delineated Web 2.0, and, thinking ahead, Web 3.0 platforms, that can be harnessed by IT Business professionals to more effectively build a living interactive dialogue with their clients, partners and the business community at large. These included Social Networks, Content-Managed Websites (built on licensed and open source platforms) and Blogs. I provided very detailed information about the ways that businesses can monetize these platforms and also extend their brand. This presentation was one slightly modified from another I gave in September and October for Microsoft Partners.
My fellow presenters at the event — both of whom are publishing and media veterans — Arthur Germain, Principal of Communication Strategy Group, and John McCormick, Chief Content Officer of the exciting, new, niche-focused social network, CIOZone, focused on context and the value of the content in social media and on direct application of the technologies to audiences and participants.
We were excited to learn that our talk was covered by Newsday and Long Island Business News. This undoubtedly demonstrates the buzz surrounding the topic for businesses both large and small.
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