I'm often asked to speak about "Web 2.0". I personally think that people are trying to build Bubble 2.0 on top of Web 2.0. Instead of becoming a platform for the future of the Web, it's possible that Web 2.0 is becoming the platform for the short-term future of greedy people. However, I do think that it is important to understand that the recent success and surge in innovation on the Web is due to a semi-new set of principles. Part of the principles are a return to fundamental principles. The innovation on the Web and the Internet is driven by what David Weinberger has called "Small Pieces Loosely Joined" - a network created by small groups working together around open standards. It is and was a community of people and projects trying to connect to each other.Loic adds his thoughts:
Differences between web 2.0 and bubble 2.0 ?I wonder what Steve Gillmor would say? Or Doc, Calacanis, Arrington, Farber etc. N.B. Last night was the Gillmor Gang's last broadcast. Kinda intense to be on it last night, I thought. Though I have to say, I loved being on it over the last few months. You can listen to it here. Rock on, Steve! And thanks to all the other guest for many months of very stimulating, spontaneous thought. I grew much richer from participating on it, and it will be sorely missed. Amen.
For me, the big thing about web 2.0 is the amateur revolution.
Easy to publish
2.0: anybody can publish its content text, photos and videos very easily, as easy as sending an email.
1.0: was too complicated, home page builders, hosting and too much html code. News is simplicity.
2.0 amateurs can get their content known easily and for some of them reach a broad audience thanks to the efficiency of search engines enabling the long tail.
1.0 search engines were sending most of of their audience to the mass news sites and already known brands such as CNN and the like. Now amateur content has the same voice or even a louder one in some cases.
Control of your own data
2.0 your content belongs to you (like in Second Life) and you can export it or get it back easily (like in Flickr, Typepad)
1.0 when you upload your data the sites own it and don't let you get it back.
[Bonus Link:] What was the biggest news at the recent Web 2.0 Summit? "Web 3.0", of course. Dan Farber reports.Posted by hugh macleod at November 12, 2006 11:54 PM | TrackBack