Friday, October 19, 2007

Open to the really big opportunity

Open wide and say..."let's grow!". Facebook opened its API and away it flew. Apple has just gone official with open api for the I-Phone - congratulations Steve. Now MySpace is giving itself the Facebook treatment.

Interesting that MySpace makes this decision just as Facebook moves right up its chuff (it's now no.7 on Alexa's global rankings to MySpace's No.6). YouTube (no4) has been doing it since early days, google and yahoo (no1 & 2) do to. You tell me if there's a single one of the top 15 sites that doesn't.

This is communal R&D of the nobody-is-as-clever-as-everybody variety, this is allowing your community to shape your platform, this is co-creation.

But most simply of all, this is how WE succeed in 2007.

The rate of change is so rapid it's difficult for one person to keep up to speed. Let's pool our thoughts, share our reactions and, who knows, even reach some shared conclusions worth arriving at?