On digital experiences, Open Source, startups & the future
Sony is using Drupal for Musicbox, a site where you can watch all videos in Sony's video library. The site was built by Lullabot: details are available in Lullabot's 29th Drupal podcast.
Don't get me wrong, I think it is great that a "Big Company" uses Drupal as a base for their website and congrats to Lullabot for making the stuff under the hood.
But please, I have seen all the beta signs, wet floor effects, rounded corners, gradients and other "look-this-is-2.0" elements I can handle.
In other words, if Sony is using the cosmetic side of "Web 2.0", you *know* it's not hip.
Actually, I think the curved corners (and maybe the wet floor effects) are a tribute to Shakira's hips (which you can watch ad infinitum on the Musicbox site). Digg?
Also note that this is not just Sony but a Sony Bertelsmann combo.
Wow, Drupal can even do a big site. I'm still learning how to customize. :)
This shows that is has to be a proven system, otherwise a big company like Sony won't make this step. Congratulations!
Updates from Dries straight to your mailbox