“make our offline lives richer”

Two great back to back posts on why web apps fail!

The 7+7 reasons he mentions are:

  1. Focus on social instead of personal.
  2. They solve too many problems, or try to.
  3. They’re about making someone other than the user happy.
  4. They sell it the wrong way.
  5. Not in it for the long haul.
  6. They show too much of what’s going on, and get gamed.
  7. They don’t have an underlying business strategy of improving people’s lives.
  8. They’re never built.
  9. They’re modeling an offline activity incompletely.
  10. They’re ahead of the curve.
  11. They don’t plan for change.
  12. They don’t charge money.
  13. They have no barrier to entry…at all.
  14. They don’t think holistically.

He finally ends with this sentence:

“If we look closely, that’s what most successful web apps do: they make our offline lives richer.”

I completely agree. We are all here to make a difference in everybody’s life! Lets make the so called web 2.0 really social so that the impact comes back to the ‘real’ world.

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