The exciting thing about Web 2.0 is that people can come together online with a host of new channels, tools and technologies and do amazing things.
I was just going to write: Brave Man.
What is web 2.0 really about? Funnily enough it’s just over a year since I defined it for myself. I don’t really buy the user-generated-content thing when there’s media-created effigies creating adulation on YouTube. A lot of the rest turns into noise. How many YouTube videos are worth watching? Likewise, with blogs.
Tom continues:The exciting thing about Web 2.0 is incredibly intelligent people collaborating and sharing.
Sadly this is probably true which is why there are worldwide A-list bloggers, regional A-list bloggers and A-list genre bloggers. And millions of blogs out there owned by people who wonder desperately how to get good results in Webalizer (and wonder further whether their neighbour gets good results and then ponder what exactly a “good” result is?) In Web 2.0, everyone is an eyeball or bandwidth-whore.
Web 2.0 shouldn’t just be about incredibly intelligent people. Or maybe I’ll have to wait for Web 3.0 (and now I’m waiting for O’Reilly to hit me with a trademark violation).
There’s a lot of noise about whether or not Blogging has Peaked.
I don’t think so.
My Dad, card-carrying Luddite that he is, has expressed a desire to start a blog. I have a friend across the world who hates her computer yet is slaved to her anonymous blog. The WOW4KIDS team launched a blog-based reviews system for parents to read reviews and comment on them and, it is hoped, contribute reviews themselves (EDIT: Actually launching proper next month!). If anything, blogging hasn’t peaked but rather has started to cross the chasm.