Web 2.0 startup Europe – winner

27 05 2007


Sclipo, a social skills-network based upon user-generated videos, has won the Startup 2.0 contest, whose final was hold yesterday at the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao. The second place was for a very similar project coming from Israel, 5min, while the third prize will go for Properazzi, crawler-based web 2.0 property search engine for all of Europe.

Startup 2.0 was opened to all webs 2.0 from Europe. A total of 260 projects coming from the main European countries took part in it. The 5 finalists presented their projects yesterday in Bilbao before an audience of 300 people. The jury interrogated each one of them for 15 minutes.

Sclipo is a platform for any kind of skills, such as cooking, well-being, technology or sports. All content is 100% user-generated and evaluated. It stands for: Skills + CLIP + yO (=I). It is based in Barcelona and has an international team managed by Gregor Gimmy. Its business model is based on contextual advertising, market research and premium user services.


Social Bookmarking and Web Search

17 05 2007

Are social bookmarking site better at Search than Google?  Do sites like del.icio.us , digg, reddit provide better search result?

I have tried some searches on 50 Matches, a search engine that crawls only sites linked on digg, reddit, or del.icio.us. 50 Matches returns only the top 50 results in each search (hence the name). The result is discouraging.

While for some specific technical terms the result from 50 matches are good, searching for general topics is not good at all.

There are probably two problems: query engine and the the specificity of sources. Today the tags information can be useful to tune the actual result from search engines and probably as vertical search in the tag engine community.

But if you don’t expect to have in the first place the official web site for your search term, but you want to know what’s going on for a certain subject, social bookmarking is maybe better.

I suppose it would a good idea to build vertical search collecting data from specific social bookmarking or try to build a “social google”.  But how incentivate billions of people to save and tag websites?

Web 2.0 daily picture – 14/05/2007

14 05 2007

online communities map (seen here)

web 2.0 map

source: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/online_communities.png

Daily Web 2.0 picture – 11/05/07

11 05 2007

Web browser 2.0


Read about evolution of web browsers (web 3.0?)

Web 2.0 startup Europe – finalist

11 05 2007

These are the finalist projects por this year’s Startup 2.0 contest: 5min, 11870.com, Sclipo, Trivop and Properazzi.

They will be in Bilbao on May, 24th.


11 05 2007

One of the most relevant aspect of the web 2.0 approach is the participation of people to create and classify information. Tags linked to hyperlinks, maps, photos, objects, video and people are the real revolution of web 2.0. They totally changes the transfer and classification of knowledge.

Information that today compose knowledge are chosen and transferred (with some piece of paper) by recognized experts of the related matter.

Now a totally new taxonomy made by tags linked to information by the community (known ad folksonomy) could change the way we find information and also which information are transferred through time.

When we tag links on del.icio.us , images on Flickr, objects in MyThings, places in MyMaps (and a lot of other places) and share this information with other users, we are building the tomorrow knowledge. Think about it when save a tag.

Recently we can also tag people and share this information on Spock. Globally sharing this information could lead to a level of transparency never reached.

Even better if we consider that from the chaos of tagging a new order is coming.

Daily Web 2.0 Picture 10/5/2007

10 05 2007

Web 2.0 buzz

web 2.0 buzz

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Web20buzz.png