Web 2.0 – winners

I remember back in 2005 someone has forwarded me the image with a list of web 2.0 logos. The list contained 450 newly created services. It was amazing, for some reason on that day it felt like Internet was completely different place to what it was before. Everyone wanted to get their slice of Web 2.0.

5 years later, it is clear that there are dominant services that users prefer to use on daily basis and here they are: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WordPress. Just 4 out of 450. Why? Because they simple to use and allow users to communicate instantly.

Do you want to know what Google looks for when crawling your website?

Woorank

Nowadays search is everything and getting your website to the top of the list is a huge job. There are numerous companies around proposing SEO services. However how would you know that company is doing a good job for your website? Hooray, there is website analysis tool available to everyone that allows you to check what can be improved on the website in order for better indexing on Google.

It is called Woorank http://www.woorank.com/

Video – the future of web

Video about the business
You probably already noticed how Telstra brought their T-Hub, iiNet have their Fetch TV and so on. So, it’s obvious that companies are moving into online video streaming. That means web soon will become one big media hub that will be accessible from any home TV. Therefore user experience will change from reading company information to viewing video about the company and its products / services. As far as I know people already using this feature in Japan and hopefully National Broadband Network will change our web/TV experience soon as well.

Smart use of Flash

Yahoo 7 Election Calendar
Yahoo 7 Interactive Election Campaign Calendar

Yahoo 7 Election 2010 Seats
Seats by Yahoo 7

Election 2010 News.com.au

Watch Your Vote by News.com.au

Election 2010 The Australian
The Australian Live Election 2010

Well, Flash technology is not always about the funky animation. It can be used as a smart tool to present the information in interactive and exciting way. During the Election 2010 media organisations around Australia had their own go with this technology. Yahoo 7 and News Corporation literally explained to the audience what’s creativity and passion for technology can do together if smartly used.

It was a big day for Australia, however online all seems a bit funnier that it is in reality.

Toy Story 3 – Hi, I’m the new PM
Toy Story 3 – Hi, I’m the new PM” (Yahoo 7)”

The Gillard Revolution – Win a Brand New CX7 (Daily telegraph)
“The Gillard Revolution – Win a Brand New CX7” (Daily telegraph)

Join Hospital and extras by June 30 – OK? – Yes, Prime Minister (News.com.au)
“Join Hospital and extras by June 30 – OK? – Yes, Prime Minister” (News.com.au)

Gillard in control – Shrek is upset (Ninemsn)
“Gillard in control – Shrek is upset”(Ninemsn)

Big news grab a lot of attention. And of course hungry for information users go straight to the source to find out more about what’s happening. Media portals had a fare share of the traffic coming through today, but it was interesting to see how advertising has changed the whole picture of the situation. And the winners are:

“Toy Story 3 – Hi, I’m the new PM” (Yahoo 7)”
“The Gillard Revolution – Win a Brand New CX7” (Daily telegraph)
“Join Hospital and extras by June 30 – OK? – Yes, Prime Minister” (News.com.au)
“Gillard in control – Shrek is upset”(Ninemsn)