Thank you Don from REALonomics, ( I WOULD POST A LINK, BUT THE SITE IS DOWN) a world where people are still thinking that a good web site will save them and risking their business success on a spam email program...read up.
Wikinomics is a book by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams. For those looking to see where the web is moving, I recommend reading it. It is a freaky interesting read on how the Web is no longer about idly surfing and passively reading or watching, but how it has evolved into a new dynamic form of community and creative expression, one of sharing, socializing, collaborating and creating communities. Its about the web as part of our life experience.
Can you say Viral, baby. Power to the people.
according to a Wikinomics, reached a tipping point where new forms of
mass collaboration are changing how goods and services and invented, produced,
marketed, and distributed on a global basis. Now the perfect storm of
technology, demographics and global economics is an unrelenting force for
change and innovation.
They highlight 2006 as the year when the programmable Web eclipse the static Web, on every level. For example:
- Flickr beat out webshots
- Wikipedia beat out Britannica
- Blogger beat out CNN
- Epinions beat out Consumer Reports
- Google Maps beat out MapQuest
- MySpace beat out Friendster
- Craigslist beat out Monster
The losers were traditional, static websites. The winners were communities. Blogs, wikis and video are the primary domain of web participation.
Seth As a great post, Advice for real estate agents (quit now!) Its about particiapation like most agents have never dreamed!
Wikinomics believes that profound changes in the world of technology are giving rise to power new tools based on community and collaboration. We are a new economy a vast global network of connected people that swap and exchanging ideas, information and an endless list of other services.
And from where I stand I can see it happening to our industry as well. The real estate industry is changing and the thousands of blogs, social networks and the wikis are already laying the foundation for the new world. New business models are already being born, new paths already being charted and new leaders already being groomed.
Real estate over the next decade will change forever and Wikinomics may shed some light as to the path.