Wednesday, May 17, 2006

AntBase and Web 2.0 business value

Dion Hinchcliffe has a piece entitled Creating real business value with Web 2.0 which lists (I think he actually means AntWeb) as an example of a non-commercial Web 2.0 service that demonstrates "scalable marshalling of underutilized data resources," and shows: a scientific community turned massive taxonomy resources otherwise mouldering away in basements as lost specimens into a thriving online database of information that can be shared by all. Understanding the success and importance of both of these points to intriguing and largely unexploited possibilities that I predict will become more common and widespread in the near future.

The article comes with this graphic:

See also Dion's Thinking in Web 2.0: Sixteen ways (via Danny Ayers).

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