The must read 5 page article defining just what Web 2.0 means which inspired this blog.
Monday, October 31, 2005
Web 2.0 Marketing
Don't fret. A lot of the folks who bandy the term around don't really know all that much about it, either. Basically, it describes the next generation of online services delivered through the Web. Think of Flickr, Wikipedia, Ning, and del.icio.us, and you'll get the point.
The idea behind all these ventures is a good one: use the power of the Internet to hook people together to create content, share expertise, and provide checks and balances through social interaction. "
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Is Web 2.0 The Global SOA?
Are we heading towards an architectural singularity in the software industry? Sometimes it looks that way. If you do a superficial comparison at least, Web 2.0 is all about autonomous, distributed services, remixability, and is fraught with ownership and boundary/control issues. And yet, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is all about, you guessed it, autonomous, distributed services, composite functionality, and is fraught with ownership and boundary/control issues. Sound similar, no?
It does seem that we have a classic case of fractal architecture on our hands. Is Web 2.0 actually the most massive instance possible of service-oriented architecture, realized on a worldwide scale and sprawling across the Web? The answer folks is, apparently so."
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
The Evolution of Web 2.0
No Web 2.0 Bubble? Hmmm....
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Visualizing Web 2.0 (web2.wsj2.com)
The Web 2.0 Is Here (web2.wsj2.com)
I know, I know. It sounds like the Cluetrain Manifesto all over again. Well, it kinda is.
Except that it's actually happening today all over the place and you can use it now (see BaseCamp, BackPack, del.icio.us, Flickr, Kiko, DropCash, Meebo, AjaxOffice, Bindows and dozens of others if you're not sure.)"...
Building Web 2.0 Applications? Think Big @ SYS-CON AUSTRALIA
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
The Web 2.0 Show
Friday, October 14, 2005
hackdiary: Using Wikipedia and the Yahoo API to give structure to flat lists
[blog.forret.com]: Web 2.0 mememap overview
So here it is: Peter's effort for a better Web 2.0 mememap visualisation:"
adaptive path » ajax: a new approach to web applications
Despite this, Web interaction designers can’t help but feel a little envious of our colleagues who create desktop software. Desktop applications have a richness and responsiveness that has seemed out of reach on the Web. The same simplicity that enabled the Web’s rapid proliferation also creates a gap between the experiences we can provide and the experiences users can get from a desktop application.
That gap is closing. Take a look at Google Suggest. Watch the way the suggested terms update as you type, almost instantly. Now look at Google Maps. Zoom in. Use your cursor to grab the map and scroll around a bit. Again, everything happens almost instantly, with no waiting for pages to reload.
apophenia: Why Web2.0 Matters, Round Two
Flickr Deploys every 30 minutes
* Why do they do it?
Because they can. Because, for them at least, 'Release early, Release often' doesn't become any less effective, for any value of often. The smaller and quicker the releases, the less chance of regression, the faster features get to users, and the sooner feedback comes back to the team. Basically, they release pretty much every feature and bug-fix as soon as it's complete – they don't really bother with 'batching' releases like we do.
* How do they do it?
There are a number of tricks:..."
Why Microsoft can't best Google | Software as services | ZDNet.com
Meanwhile, Microsoft's focus on desktop capability is the crux of why it can't possibly succeed against Google (or any future Google equivalent). It's focusing on yesterday's market. "
Eventful Blog - A Reponse to Tim O'Reilly's Web 2.0 Article
One very interesting illustration (click link or photo to see full-size), the Web 2.0 'meme map', accompanies the first page of Tim's article. It illustrates what was captured in a session on Web2.0 at the recent FooCamp conference. As Tim says, 'It's very much a work in progress, but shows the many ideas that radiate out from the Web 2.0 core.'
It is the items, or memes, as it were, on this 'meme map', that I'd like to talk about. Specifically, how EVDB as a company views each meme, and how EVDB as a technology, and Eventful as a service, embody those memes."
Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution
Now, that's the classic definition of a 'killer application': one that makes someone go out and buy a computer.
What's interesting is that the killer application is no longer a desktop productivity application or even a back-office enterprise software system, but an individual web site. And once you start thinking of web sites as applications, you soon come to realize that they represent an entirely new breed, something you might call an 'information application,' or perhaps even 'infoware.'"
RSS 2.0 Specification
RSS is a Web content syndication format.
Its name is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication.
RSS is a dialect of XML. All RSS files must conform to the XML 1.0 specification, as published on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website.
oreilly.com -- Online Catalog: Developing Feeds with RSS and Atom, First Edition
XML.com: What is RSS?
Web 2.0 Conference 2005
This year, we're taking Web 2.0 further, focusing not just on declaring the platform, but showing where the innovation is happening and what we might expect in the coming year. We're assembling a select group of thought leaders and innovators to explore this year's theme--"Revving The Web"-- focusing on the services, applications, businesses, and models that are reshaping the Internet, particularly for media and entertainment, communications and mobile, policies and legal issues, and the concept of the web OS."
We the Media
The Wisdom of Crowds
Social software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Folksonomy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
O'Reilly: Core Competencies of Web 2.0 Companies
* Services, not packaged software, with cost-effective scalability
* Control over unique, hard-to-recreate data sources that get richer as more people use them
* Trusting users as co-developers
* Harnessing collective intelligence
* Leveraging the long tail through customer self-service
* Software above the level of a single device
* Lightweight user interfaces, development models, AND business models"
O'Reilly: Ajax isn't a technology
* standards-based presentation using XHTML and CSS;
* dynamic display and interaction using the Document Object Model;
* data interchange and manipulation using XML and XSLT;
* asynchronous data retrieval using XMLHttpRequest;
O'Reilly: Users add value
O'Reilly: Harnessing Collective Intelligence
O'Reilly: What Is Web 2.0
What Is Web 2.0 by Tim O'Reilly -- Defining just what Web 2.0 means (the term was first coined at a conference brainstorming session between O'Reilly and MediaLive International, which also spawned the Web 2.0 Conference), still engenders much disagreement. Some decry it as a meaningless marketing buzzword, while others have accepted it as the new conventional wisdom. Tim O'Reilly attempts to clarify just what we meant by Web 2.0, digging into what it means to view the Web as a platform and which applications fall squarely under its purview, and which do not.