Web 2.Oh THAT's what it is !

The must read 5 page article defining just what Web 2.0 means which inspired this blog.

What is Web 2.0 by Tim O'Reilley.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Web 2.0 kicks off in 2006

Napa Valley Register Online | LocalBusiness: "Web 2.0 could also be called the Great Awakening, in which what was promised -- or threatened --so long ago becomes real. You can get anything you want from the Web. The hegemony of software, applications and perhaps even operating systems -- Bill Gates shudders to think -- will finally begin to fall by the wayside.

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

What Web 2.0 Means to You: "I'm in the camp that believes that much of what Web 2.0 is about comes directly from Tim Berners-Lee's original vision of the Web. You only need to read his book, 'Weaving the Web,' to see that he envisioned the highly participatory Web we're moving toward and not the static Web from whence we came.

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: "You think you know the WEB 2.0?

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."

Web 2.0: Dawn of the new internet?

Companies & Industry: "Web 2.0 is causing tremendous excitement while simultaneously raising a heated debate on the Web – enough to throw up more than 10 million citations on the Web till date."