A few weeks ago, Dion Hinchcliffe wrote Creating Web 2.0 Applications: Seven Ways to Fully Embrace the Network which contains some crazy business-speak and some good ideas about making it possible for your applications to harness network effects.

Briefly, I'll list them here along with a few of my comments.

  1. Network Enable Your Application
  2. Enable Data Sharing and Data Defaults
  3. Linkify Everything In Your Web 2.0 App: people still underestimate the power of the permalink, don't they?
  4. Syndicate Your Content: welcome to 2002!
  5. Turn Your Application Into a Platform: this can be much, much harder than it seems
  6. Open Up Inside Your Site
  7. Build a Viral Social Architecture

What did he miss?

Posted by jzawodn at August 24, 2006 05:03 PM

Reader Comments
# Alice said:

Remove vowels from name.

on August 24, 2006 07:41 PM
# John Herren said:

Use standards. We have enough feed formats already.

Provide documentation and code samples for your API. It doesn't matter how great your service is if folks can't use it easily.

Brand your content when appropriate. "Powered by" with a link lets other know how to join in the fun.

Like Merlin Mann said, "embrace recursion"

on August 24, 2006 08:02 PM
# grumpY! said:

good to see dion and his ajaxian cronies plodding along like its still 2004.

on August 25, 2006 10:34 PM
# becky said:

I thik the security issues should be given a closer look.

on August 30, 2006 11:25 PM
# Heather said:

Make it fool-proof, or at least try, by setting access levels and monitoring the activity.

on September 1, 2006 05:00 AM
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