zondag 9 oktober 2005

What is Web 2.0?

I like Dave Winer's definition of Web 2.0, "Web 2.0 is a marketing concept used by venture capitalists and conference promoters to try to call another bubble into existence", but Tim O'Reilly tries to give it a bit more meaning...

"Web 2.0, according to conference sponsor Tim O'Reilly, is an "architecture of participation" -- a constellation made up of links between web applications that rival desktop applications, the blog publishing revolution and self-service advertising. This architecture is based on social software where users generate content, rather than simply consume it, and on open programming interfaces that let developers add to a web service or get at data. It is an arena where the web rather than the desktop is the dominant platform, and organization appears spontaneously through the actions of the group, for example, in the creation of folksonomies created through tagging."

1 opmerking:

  1. Now that we have 'Web 2.0', there's also 'Web 1.0' and 'Media 1.0', phrases coined to indicate traditional thinking about internet and media.
    Look for example at this blog discussing one of the speakers at the Web 2.0 Conference: http://www.buzzmachine.com/