Thursday, September 20, 2007

My Dots for Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Platform recursion. The internet is a platform and many platforms also exist on the Internet. Marc Andreessen Attempts to define platforms and comes up with 3 types.

- Access API
- Plug-in API
- Runtime environment

Marc promotes the runtime environment option. Although more difficult to build it is simpler for the developer because it handles everything. But isn't the Runtime environment a closed platform? One where the ability to run your service is dependent upon the cooperation/benevloence of the application platform owner.

The environment has to be compelling if people are going to make the investment.

[tags: it, web, social, Commentary]

Is Digg learning from Netscape/Propeller? It seems that Digg is adding Social Networking features to Digg. Is it learning that Propeller (Nee Netscape) actually had some good ideas.

Personalization for the news. What a concept!

Quoted: digg_url = ''; digg_bgcolor = '#ffffff'; digg_skin = 'compact'; AOL's social news site relaunched today under the new name Propeller.

[tags: news, social, it, AOL, Netscape, Commentary]

See the rest of my Dots at Blue Dot

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