[iDC] Against Web 2.0
epk at xs4all.nl
Sat May 27 07:27:47 EDT 2006
actually my first posting on this list...
On May 27, 2006, at 11:16, adam wrote:
> being annoyed by these facts obscures the real fact that the web
> 2.0 or podcast movements (or whatever you want to call it) actually
> are achieving what many of us
> have been hoping for - ie. dropping the threshold for content
> production and converting content consumers into content producers
> isnn't complaining about whether its new or not beside the point?
Good point Adam. However, I could imagine one direction where the
notion could be usefull. You always need buzzwords to explain things
to people not part of the phenomenon you are trying to promote /
develop. Web 2.0 could be a good buzzword (or "tenporary general
denominator" with a suffciently high "vagueness coefficient") to sell
social software projects to funders. That would be more than welcome
since they do not buy into the open source / open content story
anymore (or never did in the first place).
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