Web 2.0 or just the internet

Newsweek has an article about the new web, or Web 2.0 or the living web. Whatever you want to call it. It’s just the ongoing development of the web, forever changing, always arriving with newthings. Paul Boutin on Slate takes this article and pulls out the various meaings of Web 2.0:

  • a mishmash of tools and sites that foster collaboration and participation.
  • the software and languages used to build the gee-whiz features of these sites.
  • s a bid to make money by funding a bring-your-own-content site.

But in the end, it’s the same as it was..some of is just use it differently and call it different things. To the rest of the world, as Paul say, it’s just the internet.

2 thoughts on “Web 2.0 or just the internet

  1. I agree with mostly everything you said. However, you say in the end, it’s just the same. I say it’s worse. There was a lot of learning that us old-timers got the first time around. I’m afraid now it’s a whole new cast of characters that are about to make the same mistakes…

  2. I agree, a new bunch of people, all getting excited, without necessarily learning the lessons from before. There is expereince out there, but not always listened to.