Twitter and the Micro-Messaging Revolution

Twitter and the Micro-Messaging Revolution: Communication, Connections, and Immediacy--140 Characters at a Time

Twitter and other micro-messaging services are catching fire as people realize these lightweight applications can be powerful tools to communicate, connect, and learn. With its potent mix of simplicity, utility, mobility, and sheer human appeal, micro-messaging is poised to become a major communications platform. Read More.
Where 2.0: The State of the Geospatial Web

Where 2.0: The State of the Geospatial Web

The Geospatial Web (aka the GeoWeb) is a rapidly evolving Web 2.0 market of innovative data and software applications--including location-based services, social software, and even augmented reality--for both the web and mobile devices. Propelled by the new location-aware iPhone, the GeoWeb is hurtling into the mainstream. Read More.
Open Source in the Enterprise Report

Open Source in the Enterprise

Using open source in the enterprise—the question is no longer "if," but "how?" The low cost, easy access, and expansive license terms of open source are certainly attractive—especially since IT budgets have decreased 3-5% every year, while software costs have increased, and IT staffs have been tasked to create web services and pursue Web 2.0 initiatives. Read More.
Velocity Report

Web Operations--From Cost Center to Competitive Advantage

In the Web 2.0 world, web operations has moved from IT support function to mission-critical competency. In an online business, the web site is inextricably bound to the product. This report lays out the three crucial high-level principles for succeeding with web operations and performance, identifies the eight business principles that should drive web operations strategy, and describes best practices for implementing that strategy. Read More.
Virtual Worlds: A Business Guide

Virtual Worlds: A Business Guide

What's the real business opportunity in Second Life and other virtual worlds? What trends and innovations point the way to success? Why have some high-profile virtual worlds flopped? You'll find answers in this report. Read More.
The Facebook Application Ecosystem Report

The Facebook Application Ecosystem

What do the killer apps on the Facebook platform have in common? What must you build into your application if you want Facebook users to adopt it--and pass it on to their friends? Get The Facebook Application Ecosytem and find out. Read More.
The Facebook Application Platform Report

The Facebook Application Platform

Facebook bet that opening its Application Platform would spur growth and build buzz, giving it an edge in the white-hot social network popularity contest. Four months and nearly 5000 applications later, it looks like that bet is paying off. Is Facebook the next platform for profits, too? Find out what it takes to launch a successful Facebook application, understand the new rules of the application development game in a Web 2.0 world, and get the scoop on the most popular Facebook apps in this new report from Tim O'Reilly and the O'Reilly Radar team. Read More.
Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices Report

Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices

Web 2.0 is here today—and yet its vast, disruptive impact is just beginning. More than just the latest technology buzzword, it's a transformative force that's propelling companies across all industries towards a new way of doing business characterized by user participation, openness, and network effects. Read More.