Friday, December 30, 2005

web2.0 redefinition

Paul Graham says that the real meaning of web 2.0 is:
  1. Ajax - JavaScript works, eg. Google Maps, web based apps are getting better
  2. Democracy - amateurs are more often surpassing professionals (wikipedia, reddit, digg, delicious)
  3. Don't maltreat users - avoid heavy handed branding, signing up procedures, offer free services where possible
Web 2.0 just means using the web the way it was originally intended. He doesn't like the term because it orginated as a business slogan but concedes it now does mean something.

I have written about web 2.0 previously: web2mememap, web 2.0

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