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Fri, 13 Apr 2007 14:48:58 GMT
The Micro Killer Apps

Henry Story on micro-killer apps...

Web 2.0 is all about micro killer apps. These are killer apps that are so simple its difficult to explain them to people. Each one of them does one tiny little thing very well. del.icio.us does bookmarking right. flickr does photo sharing and tagging. RSS/Atom helps keep track of changes to resources. Small is beautiful.

http://blogs.sun.com/bblfish/entry/the_micro_killer_apps

Henry is 99% correct. Web 2.0 IS about micro killer apps. I disagree that del.icio.us and flickr remain micro killer apps. They were micro killer apps. Now they are just micro apps killed by Yahoo! The set of micro killer apps is going to be in constant flux. MySpace and YouTube were also in that set. Today, MySpace is a cash cow and YouTube is no longer micro. Twitter is the newest Web 2.0 startup in that set.

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