The must read 5 page article defining just what Web 2.0 means which inspired this blog.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Web 2.0 kicks off in 2006
It's ironic. Sun Microsystems, whose slogan was 'We put the dot in dot-com' and which more realistically amounted to 'We put the dot in the dot-com bust,' will finally gain a measure of vindication. Sun may no longer be the major player who cuts Microsoft down to size, but its Java programming language will still have a role in bringing Web apps to the people.
PCs will remain strong under Web 2.0, but Moore's Law, the notion that microprocessors will double in power every 24 months, will finally fade, not because it's not doable but because it's no longer necessary. We've got the power, now we just need efficiency, throughput and bandwidth. We want gigabit Ethernet and a clear strong signal."
What Web 2.0 Means to You
This means that the early Web was really a beta, and we are only now approaching Web 1.0.
Helpfully, O'Reilly founder and CEO Tim O'Reilly has put together a comprehensive document that tries to explain Web 2.0. "
Monday, January 02, 2006
WEB 2.0 QUIZ
2005 was a busy year for a lot of webcompanies. We had dozens of cool startups who became popular very fast. Other companies couldn't stop buying the new succesfull startups. But if you followed the news, it's going to be simple
Test your knowledge, by answering 10 questions. Watch out, you've only got 10 seconds for each question."