is the numbering wrong or did we miss a point?
other than that, fairly comprehensive covering of the web2.0 attributes.
Numbering was off. Now fixed. Thanks for the note.
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Nice summary, here's another cogent attempt at defining Web2.0 worth reading:
Hmm, links are bit tricky in this comment system. Trying again... Web 2.0
Good grief. Will do it the old fashioned way, then. The essay is by Paul Graham, entitled 'Web 2.0', in the Essays section of his website, paulgraham.com.
and with a bit of luck, the whole web 2.0 thing will make us all loads of money like the porn industry :D
About (4), Anderson repeats on his blog that he never claimed that the long tail would earn more than the hits. Rather, he makes the vague claim that the long tail will earn more than expected. In fact, he still can't quite define "hit" vs "tail".
I agree with Chris... If the world of web 2.0 makes anything near the money that Porn makes... we'll all be rich!
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First of all, I must say that I don't believe there's Web 2.0 at all. Perhaps I'm too affected by the dot com bubble, but it feels like a buzz word to create a new bubble, as the principles in it are basically the same that Internet and the Web had in their beginings.
Having said that, if Web 2.0 means anything it's well described in your post, but for one thing: AJAX. AJAX is simply a "put-it-together" of technologies that have been there for a while, it's not something new or that makes a company web 2.0.
What I "fear" from Web 2.0 is that it gets too much attention and might leave real Internet business without venture capital :)
Well, that was a joke, but I'm a bit concerned because a new bubble will do many harm to companies that are trying to succeed after the bubble, and that might not be classified as web 2.0. My company of course is one of those: we're Internet based, mobility focused, we have a software-as-services business model, and we might use AJAX for our web administration tools, but we don't feel as Web 2.0 as we're targeted to SMEs and not to the consumer market.
Dharmesh, I've discovered your blog recently, and I find it really interesting.
I agree with Narciso's comments that Web 2.0 is a bunch of put-together technologies. From a developer's perspective, the tools feel much like we're back in 1985 again. Both the user interface and reporting output are much more tedious to build within the limits of today's browsers and available tools.
It'd be more accurate to call it Web 1.9.
my Answer to the question "what is web 2.0?" could be something like this.
"Its an extension to exsisting technology rather then a new concept".
And why they fail? (Kikko and huckABuck) They statrted started something what they cannot use and market as stand alone tool. Thts the reason why myspace and google have succeded and made money. Gmail, if we consieder. Its really bad idea to have an startup beacuse of Web 2.0 because there is nothing new and exsisting players are doing well...
good artical,i hadn't even heard of web 2.0 before.
Tim O'Reilly coined the term "Web 2.0" in 2004. In 2006, Web founder Sir Tim Berners-Lee sagely observed that "nobody knows what it means": http://tinyurl.com/y6ewzy
And now in 2008, the most honest thing we can say is that "Web 2.0" means whatever the techno-marketeer (ab)using it wants it to mean. Otherwise, why would intelligent people like Isaac O'Bannon still be writing articles asking "What is Web 2.0?": http://tinyurl.com/5solok
And, why would McKinsey's just-released best-of-breed report entitled "Building the Web 2.0 Enterprise" ... http://tinyurl.com/6sxls7
... include no attempt at defining the term other than to list the "Web 2.0 Tools" that comprise or enable it? And even there, the chief ingredient is identified only as "Web Services", adding more mystery to the mix as one ethereal term is offered up to explain another.
Bruce Arnold, Web Designer, Miami Florida http://www.PervasivePersuasion.com