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Nowadays, the people are using the Internet for almost everything, surfing, searching, downloading, sharing, selling and buying. Therefore, most of the small businesses are using the Internet to sell their products. Also there are some business who are trying to sell special niche product because the internet make it possible to small companies to start their business without the need to open a shop and trying to find an empty shelve to put their product in. According to Chris Anderson in his book “why the future of business is selling less of more”. The book describes how the business is going to be and the long tail for it.

My example of the Long tail is Etsy.  Etsy is an online store, which provide to the customers different product for different places. In addition, the idea of Etsy is “to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers”.

Also the Etsy website is global and the buyers and sellers coming from more than 150 countries and the sellers number of the Etsy are more than hundreds of thousands. What make this web site special is that the people who use the website can sell their product or their handmade products without the need to a real shop to start a business. Also the people who use the website can read the review of the product and add a comment. However, there are some issues about Etsy, which is payment privacy and methods, which make the users little bit, worried about it.

Also there is similar example of Etsy, which is eBay. eBay is “one of the most famous online shops and auction. An online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide”.

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Nowadays, the world is changing in a fast way, which make the Internet users and applications are increasing in a remarkable way. Therefore, the web 2.0 applications are using more functions than the data. However, the data is the number one factor for success in the Internet application, not just the function. Therefore, thinking about the Data is the Next Intel Inside as a factor can mean for the companies that saving the data for the web 2.0 users are more important than creating new functions for them

Looking for one of the most important example of web 2.0 applications that mean that the Data is the Next Intel Inside is more important then functions. For instance, eBay is one of the most famous online shops and auction. An online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. So the users can create their account and start searching for what item they want or they can sell items. Therefore, the best example for Data is the Next Intel Inside is the eBay online auction because the user data which will be entered in the auction. It will be stored in the eBay database.

Another example, which can be one of the famous web 2.0 applications is the MySpace. MySpace is one of the biggest social websites. So the users can create their accounts and start socializing with other people. They can add photos videos, comments and tags. So this particular web 2.0 application is building their data form the network. Therefore, MySpace is a good example of Data is the Next Intel Inside because the users will comment on one of the users page so the data will store in the MySpace Database.

The resources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBay

http://oreilly.com/pub/a/web2/archive/what-is-web-20.html?page=3

http://blackboard.qut.edu.au/webapps/blackboard/content/contentWrapper.jsp?content_id=_3100883_1&displayName=Week+3+Activity+Instructions&course_id=_61779_1&navItem=content&href=%2Fwebapps%2Fblackboard%2Fcontent%2FcontentWrapper.jsp%3Fcontent_id%3D_2524084_1%26amp%3BdisplayName%3DSuggested%2BReadings%26amp%3Bcourse_id%3D_52228_1%26amp%3BnavItem%3Dcontent%26amp%3Bhref%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fradar.oreilly.com%252F2006%252F09%252Fopen-data-small-pieces-loosely.html