This blog will discuss one of the core pattern of Web 2.0 which is “Data Is the Next Intel Inside”. People were focusing on the features provided by the applications. However, with the increasing web 2.0 applications, data becomes the main source. Simply, “Data Is the Next Intel Inside” means gathering information and creating unique sources.
One of the best examples of this pattern which I have already used is FindTheBest application. FindTheBest is an objective, socially curated comparison engine that allows users to find a topic, compare their options and decide what is best for them. Ultimately, FindTheBest allows users to make faster and more informed decisions by allowing them to easily compare all the available options. This application has a unique strategy to control data.
FindTheBest can be used for a huge number of categories such as Entertainment, Business, Education, Technology and etc. the example of the perfect strategy to control data is the technology section. The search engine that can be used in the application help users to save their time. While they search for a product such as eBook Reader they can easily find its information because it displays most of the information of the entire product such as Name, Company, Expert Rating, Screen Size Weight, Memory, Book Capacity and Battery Life. This kind of information will make the decision for users much easier and the data displays in an organized way.
Moreover, FindTheBest application shows the ability of collecting data. When users click on a product, the application will display a comparison chart with specific information which shows a strong strategy that FindTheBest use to collect data. Users can recommend, review and comment about products so that users can decide easily.
The two legal and ethical issues are who owns the data and Copyright. All the content of FindTheBest application and services are owned by the application itself. Moreover, this application protected by copyright laws and requires its users to act seriously when they are using the website content. Copying, distributing, modifying or publicly displaying copyrighted work without permission is a violation of copyright law.
With the strong of the search engine and the strategy of collecting and controlling data FindTheBest application will be one of the best web 2.0 applications which can be used for making quicker and easier decisions.