[Air-l] Web 2.0 - "the machine is us?"

elw at stderr.org elw at stderr.org
Tue Feb 13 20:07:20 PST 2007

> There's generally two approaches to this discussion, the technology/ 
> functionality and the social. O'Reilly does a pretty good job breaking 
> down what is new with Web 2.0 from the functional/technical perspective. 
> Can Web 2.0 be accomplished with 1.0 technology? Probably. What I think 
> makes the 'idea' of Web 2.0 different from 1.0 is the social element (or 
> user content). The technology matters too but mostly for its ability to 
> remove technical barriers to the social.

So, is slashdot (originating in 1997) web 1.0 or 2.0?

I think that the way folks answer that question tells a lot about where 
they're coming from....


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