[HacktionLab] web2.0 intro guides

Hamish hamish at doonofmay.org
Fri Aug 14 13:49:38 BST 2009


TED rocks.

: )


2009/8/14 Zoe <zoe at esemplastic.net>:
> yeh why not let's move straight onto web 3.0 and the mycelial media
> networks that we really need to share info :-)
> mp wrote:
>> planet-mail at aktivix.org wrote:
>>> hey,
>>> here's the intro guides to web2.0 stuff that i promised
>>> Participatory Learning And Action
>>> Volume 59, Number 1, June 2009
>>> Web 2.0 tools and approaches are radically changing the ways we
>>> create, share, collaborate and publish digital information through the
>>> Internet. Participatory Web 2.0 for development - or Web2forDev for
>>> short - is a way of employing web services to intentionally improve
>>> information-sharing and online collaboration for development.
>> There are rather split opinions on this Web 2.0 business.
>> Consider these quotes:
>> # 1:
>> "Web 2.0: to hopeful entrepreneurs, it has the sweet smell of money
>> about it. To those of a more cynical disposition, the scent is more akin
>> to *ahem* dookie. Web founder Tim Berners-Lee has just weighed in on the
>> Web 2.0 question in a podcast interview for IBM, and he's not big on the
>> term. In fact, Sir Tim has some really big doubts that Web 2.0 is
>> different from Web 1.0 at all.
>> When asked if it's fair to say that the difference between the two might
>> be fairly described as "Web 1.0 is about connecting computers, while Web
>> 2.0 is about connecting people," Berners-Lee replied, "Totally not. Web
>> 1.0 was all about connecting people. It was an interactive space, and I
>> think Web 2.0 is of course a piece of jargon, nobody even knows what it
>> means. If Web 2.0 for you is blogs and wikis, then that is people to
>> people. But that was what the Web was supposed to be all along. And in
>> fact, you know, this 'Web 2.0,' it means using the standards which have
>> been produced by all these people working on Web 1.0."" - from:
>> http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2006/09/7650.ars
>> #2:
>> "If Web 2.0 means anything at all, its meaning lies in the rationale of
>> venture capital. Web 2.0 represents the return of investment in internet
>> startups. After the dotcom bust (the real end of Web 1.0) those wooing
>> investment dollars needed a new rationale for investing in online
>> ventures. ‘Build it and they will come’, the dominant attitude of the
>> ’90s dotcom boom, along with the delusional ‘new economy’, was no longer
>> attractive after so many online ventures failed. Building infrastructure
>> and financing real capitalisation was no longer what investors were
>> looking for. Capturing value created by others, however, proved to be a
>> more attractive proposition." - from:
>> http://www.metamute.org/en/InfoEnclosure-2.0
>> just for info,
>> -mp
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