#50

“很多人一輩子 無法完成的事
我們都做到了 … 我們一起做到了 …”

I read the above two lines couple of weeks ago in the latest album of F.I.R. (probably one of the best Asian “pop” bands in recent two years) and I thought “What a crap and how arrogant ??!!”.

But then last week I was in a SOA conference in Singapore and one of the speakers asked an open question – “Who among your companies are using XML message for messaging ?” … Out of all the attendees, I am the only one raised my hand. And you know, we did it 5 years ago.

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What is a community ? A forum, a photo gallery, or a web site ?

Couple of months ago I mentioned about the www.flickr.com, a web site that make use of tags and photos to connect tens of thousands Internet users together. Now look at how “tagging” technology expand … I particularly like the following two sites – both developed by a team of 7 people in a couple of months:

“What do you want to do with your life ?” – www.43things.com

“Where do you want to go ?” – www.43places.com

Simple idea, simple implementation, and the communities grow on its own.

Surf around the two sites, and see how they can gather thousands of users (around the world) in a couple of months. And then rethink the question – what is a community ? And … how can we build one ?

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Tough Time Never Last, Tough People Do.

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Author: Michael Yung

Michael possessed over 30 years of experience in Information Technology with focuses on complex application development, database technologies and IT strategy. He also spent the last 20 years in Internet technology, eCommerce development / operations, web usability, computer security and Public Key Infrastructure technologies.

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