CityMove – Bringing together a set of Web 2.0 technologies

CityMove – Bringing together a set of Web 2.0 technologies

2.5 years in China, summarised
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I came across an interesting website called CityMove, a website designed to bring together people looking to make a move to or from New York with New York Movers that can help them move their possessions around the country. I found it particularly interesting because it brings together a number of different concepts that just wouldn’t work in an offline world. There’s more on how the process works on my other blog, but here’s what struck me.

  1. First of all, the site is a reverse auction site. You formulate your requirements and then let different suppliers bid to provide you with their services. In the old world, you would need to contact them all one by one. The Web brings these efficiencies to your fingertips.
  2. Before you come to selecting your supplier, you can read reviews by other people who used the website. The “knowledge of the crowds” can be quite useful because it’s usually more accurate than a company’s advertising.
  3. At the end of the transaction, you will be asked to leave a review and give details of the service you received. Crowdsourcing this information makes the site better for everyone and is one of the prime tenants the site is built on.

I found it quite interesting to look at the site, and even I know that if I was a New York mover, I would definitely want to be affiliated with them.

So, any other Web 2.0 attributes you can spot on the site?

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