Check out the 10 Business Models that rocked in 2010 by @nickdemeythat I found on slideshare.com
one of the example is www.kickstarter.com»funding platform for creative projects in the world, it’s when you have great ideas but don’t know where to find the fund..funding platform for creative projects in the world!
IN THE NEXT DECADE WHY FACEBOOK WILL WIN AND GOOGLE WILL LOSE??
(quoted from “http://venturebeat.com/)
Sean Parker, a managing partner at Founders Fund and an early president of Facebook, argued that a new breed of “network” companies will overshadow tech giants like Google over the next decade.
At just 10 years of age, Google will decline in importance relative to companies that effectively harness the power of networks like Apple and Facebook, he said during a talk at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco today.
What’s a “networked” company? It’s a business that produces value from the number of connections its facilitates, not the amount of data it can collect, he said. Strategies that fit into this category include creating social networks like LinkedIn, building marketplaces like eBay, gaming like Zynga and developing platforms like Apple.
Facebook, for example, becomes increasingly more valuable to all its users the more people it has, benefiting from network effects. Google, on the other hand, is engaged in “linear value creation” — it studies what people search for and fine-tunes its results in return. Parker said it does own a few networked services like AdSense, but that pales in comparison to what some of its competitors can build.
Quoted from: Louis Pagan on http://socialmediatoday.com/louispagan/258556/blogger-making-you-see-world-their-way
“Different blogs have different reasons of purpose, but since I believe everything that we can possibly create or do can be traced back to ourselves, I propose that there may only be 5 (five) reasons a blog exists:
Safety – non-profit or blogs centered around causes
Physiological – blogs that provide an income, or to court potential mates, causes
Yup, Psych 101. And if you’re still with me, let’s take another step: A Blogger: Making you see the World their Way = influence.To keep your message going, you’ll need to convince people to keep reading (hopefully, I’m not losing your readership here LOL).
So, we’re looking to fill our ‘needs’ which keeps us happy and hope to wield some degree of influence to continue its propagation.
This blog leans toward my perspective on Latino social media as opposed to being an echo chamber (not necessarily a negative thing). Some posts that I really enjoy writing flop and surprising, others do better than expected. My audience are the governance: They tell me what is wanted via traffic, comments and links – this is inline with some of the reasons why I blog.
Another part is of an artistic nature: It is our function as artists bloggers to make the spectator reader see the world our way, not his way (Adolph Gottlieb – edited). This is what makes me happy/satisfied.
I think with some bloggers the above is more obvious than others. If you keep peeling back the layers you can see how this is applies.