Top seven knowledge sites in business world

Web 2.0 knowledge aggregation sites you shouldn’t avoid, if you are in business world;

twitter.com
facebook.com
friendfeed.com
slideshare.net
linkedin.com
delicious.com
youtube.com

Of course based on your sector and special interest there are many more sites you shouldn’t avoid. But I won’t be getting into them today.

Business Networks and the Value of Linkedin

Linked is valued as $ 1 billion. See Om Malik‘s artice (or Techchrunch article). I agree with a valuation methodology based on users (even though its not the best), and don’t put much emphasis on per-subscriber revenue based valuation. However, the detailed analysis should of course look at both.

For me Linkedins’ value can be even much more than 1 billion. Where they lack is a strong marketing campaign where Premium Membership is transformed into a status symbol. Also the heavy users (500+ people) should be granted free access to some kind of a status and free extra services (with their earned status). There should be a schema similar to Credit Card business.

I am sure Linkedin has plans in these areas. I think these things are really hard to implement but doable in right hands. Hopefully, they will reach the right talent to make Linkedin the major player on online networks.

the next big technology from Skype

Skype is bringing the next big technology to us, and without any strings attached (no costs); Video chat rooms without any extra hardware or costs.

The next frontier in off-site working is just starting. I think skype will be one of the major companies to make the shift in the way we do business. They will be the company who shared these technologies to the masses. Skype brand is already included in my lovemarks lists.

See details from Techcrunch.