The concept of "Web 2.0" began with a conference
brainstorming session between O’Reilly and MediaLive International.
Dale Dougherty, web pioneer and O’Reilly VP, noted that far from having
"crashed", the web was more important than ever, with exciting new
applications and sites popping up with surprising regularity.
Could it be that the dot-com collapse marked some
kind of turning point for the web, such that a call to action such as
"Web 2.0" might make sense? We agreed that it did, and so the Web 2.0 Conference was born.
What Web 2.0 means – “an emerging network-centric platform to support distributed, collaborative and cumulative creation by its users.” Web 1.0 – “largely consisted of stand-alone web sites for specialized publishers
and vendors seeking to more effectively reach audiences and consumers.
It was a broadcast and distribution medium, rather than a creation
We are the Web – “At its heart was a new kind of participation that has since developed
into an emerging culture based on sharing. And the ways of
participating unleashed by hyperlinks are creating a new type of
thinking – part human and part machine – found nowhere else on the
planet or in history..”
Foundation attributes vs Experience Attributes – “When Experience Attributes are combined with Foundation Attributes for
a Web 2.0 offering, the result can be a valuable new service with a
fast-growth business model.”
Web 0.x to Web 2.0 Simplified – This new excitement is probably generated by the presumption of
achieving the ultimate Internet goal of enabling true "Everybody to
Everybody" participation. However, while this "new wave" brings tremendous user and social values, it still does not seem to address some of the critical Internet roadblocks to pervasive Internet collaboration.
Web 2.0 plateau – The Web is the platform and the great virtual land grab is in
full flower. AJAX pixie dust, XML stores, mash-ups, on demand
infrastructure, Web replacements for traditional client/server
applications, PHP, open source, tags, RSS, deeper user interaction and
so-called disruptive startups are creating new kinds of applications.
Web 2.0 Business model-Mashups is a current hot topic and many people are getting excited
about the possibility of earning money by mashing up several services
into one. I recently did a review of the top mashups on the Web today and was impressed by the quality and number of mashups and API services, from Virtual Places to mashingtonpost.com.
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