June 27, 2006
Bottom 5% of the Web 2.0
Tim O’Reilly explains in this famous article (which, I swear, actually crashes Firefox on OS X) that “In our initial brainstorming, we formulated our sense of Web 2.0 by example:
|Web 1.0||Web 2.0|
|evite||–>||upcoming.org and EVDB|
|domain name speculation||–>||search engine optimization|
|page views||–>||cost per click|
|screen scraping||–>||web services|
|content management systems||–>||wikis|
|directories (taxonomy)||–>||tagging (“folksonomy”)|
Now, the article goes on, but let’s stop at this first brainstorm. I didn’t bring my brain anorak and I don’t want to get brain drenched.
Aren’t there newly-evolved forms of some of the other famous “Web 1.0” ideas?
|Web 1.0||Web 2.0|
|under construction||–>||blog hiatus|
|dancing baby||–>||All Your Base Are Belong to Us|
|MUD addiction||–>||World of Warcraft addiction|
|The Starr Report||–>||Colbert roasts Bush|
|Internet service provider||–>||telecommunications monopoly|
|Mr. T Ate My Balls||–>||Garfield without Text|
|Internet Oracle||–>||Ask Metafilter|
|soliciting minors for sex||–>||soliciting adults to slaughter and eat|
June 28th, 2006 at 6:36 am
I think some of the changes are overblown. “Blogging”, for example, has been around for about as long as the web has been around; it’s only the word “blog” that is relatively new. I remember reading Slashdot in 1996, and modern blogs have basically copied its format wholesale: reverse-chronological-order entries on a front page, extended bodies after you click, and a comments section. Slashdot even has threaded discussions, something most blog software still hasn’t implemented. Sure, more people have blogs now than did in 1996, but that’s partly simply due to more people being on the internet in the first place.
I do think collaborative editing (e.g. Wikipedia) is one major innovation in how the internet is used.
June 28th, 2006 at 2:54 pm
Mark seems to have fallen for the notion that technological advance == progress.
July 6th, 2006 at 7:14 pm
While I won’t try to add explanatory links for all of my jokes, I guess I should mention, now that these things are 10 years old, that the title of my post here refers to this, which refers to this.
February 8th, 2007 at 1:20 am
Came across this video, Web 2.0 – The Machine is Us/ing Us. Currently making the rounds in the blogosphere. Great animated text treatment of the wonders (yuck yuck) of the 2.0 vision. Beautiful to watch actually. Just shows what you can stumble across when looking for videos of cats flushing toilets (which also seem to be sweeping the electronic landscape – my wife and I have received two copies of a cat flushing a toilet video in the last few days).
February 8th, 2007 at 1:36 am
Ah yes, I saw that via Jill’s blog a few days ago. I’ll have to get to work on finding the Web 1.0 animated gif that corresponds to that.
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