Mobile Social Networks

Since back in 2000 I am working in the field of User Generated Content and Mobile Social Networking. In this category you will find some of my thoughts on Mobile Web 2.0, but also some short reports from various events I have visited in the past.

W3C Social Networking Workshop (2nd day), Barcelona, Spain

W3C Social Networking Workshop (2nd day), Barcelona, Spain

Me, panel discussion and networking lunch. Real Networking around virtual Social Networks The second day at the W3C Workshop on the Future of Social Networking started with three lectures; ‘Adding Context to Location and Adapting the user experience according to context’ by Julian Pye (Vodafone Group R&D Germany), ‘Sentient Computing meets Social Networking’ by Simon Hay […]

W3C Social Networking Workshop (1st day), Barcelona, Spain

W3C Social Networking Workshop (1st day), Barcelona, Spain

Conference, Telefonica presentation and Networking in Restaurant Egipte Ramblas. Does Social Networks need Standardization? I joined the W3C Workshop on the Future of Social Networking in Barcelona/Spain, with the high level goal of bringing together the world experts on social networking design, management and operation :o) After Registration and welcome by Christine Perey and Dominique […]

MocoSpace nets $3M in funding round

MocoSpace nets $3M in funding round

MocoSpace.com web site. I just found this headline by accident: “MocoSpace nets $3M in funding round” on the Boston Business Journal and started to read up on this news, but now the surprise: according to TechCrunch “MocoSpace raised a $3 million in a series A financing in January 2007″. How could I miss that? Is this just […]

Olivia Hilton from Jumbuck in Interview with inbabble.com

Olivia Hilton from Jumbuck in Interview with inbabble.com

Screenshot Interview with Olivia Hilton on inbabble.com  Olivia Hilton on mobile chat in interview with inbabble.com Hey! Today I saw an interesting interview on inbabble.com with Olivia Hilton (Jumbuck) on mobile chat and I just couldn’t resist to smile on this text passage:   A fast thinker, Olivia Hilton isn’t afraid to make honest statements about […]

How big and valuable is a community?

How big and valuable is a community?

What and how to measure for a fairly comparison and valuation? One of my personal interests and tasks at Peperoni is to track the development of our industry sector (Mobile UGC / Mobile Social Networks). Furthermore people (mostly investment bankers :o) ask me often how big and valuable our community is – but honestly, it’s not […]

CopyCats - our companions

CopyCats – our companions

Mobile is our business… The phenomenon ‘CopyCats‘ isn’t new for us, because they have been constant companions for us since the beginning of our mobile business back in 2000. For example there was a company called IMOCOS International Mobile Content Service AG in Osnabrück providing a wap search engine and later on a similar mobile user generated […]

My WAP Page of room33 AB, Sweden

Product screenshots of My WAP Page by room33 room33 with My WAP Page At the CeBIT 2001 I met Peo Olsson (at that time Communications Director) from room33 AB – originally known as Palm Reach – and had a short chat about WAP. room33 was founded in May 1998 by Zaheed Haque, who said “The […]

the PhonePages of Sweden AB, Sweden

my.no web site, company logo and a ‘phonepage’. ThePhonePages with my.no I stumbled on The PhonePages of Sweden AB in the Swedish Pavilion at the CeBIT 2002. This company was founded in January 2000 and claimed to be a pioneer in the field of event driven services for the Mobile Internet and to have more […]

Mobile Marketing and MUGC

Mobile Marketing and MUGC

Cultural diversity, but one media; mobile 2.0 Mobile User Generated Content (MUGC) Mobile User Generated Content is a very thrilling subject, because it’s very multifaceted and mostly unpredictable. But is it a good amendment to marketing activities via mobile device? Under certain conditions it could be! And now I have almost five hours to find […]

IMOCOS AG with wapjag, Germany

Christmas card for me from IMOCOS (15.12.2000). WAPJAG – The Jag for WAP! One of our very active companions in the early stages of the mobile market was the IMOCOS International Mobile Content Service AG in Osnabrück, Germany. At first the company was founded in December 1999 as WAPJAG.COM AG. I can’t find the source anymore, […]