Web 2.0 Response

Many people within academia and the media believe that this current generation, my generation lacks social skill, lacks a sense of community , and has no idea what is going outside the “Daily Me“. This persistent stereotype irks me to no end; this is simply not true. But I can see where this idea sparked, and it is from a severe disconnect in communication. We are speaking different languages. We are in Web 2.0 while others seem to be stuck in Web 1.0. Web 2.0 is all about connecting, collaborating, and creating.

Web 2.0 connects the world and brings forth the wisdom of crowds as seen through the greatest collection of collective to date– Wikipedia. The # hash not only allows Twitter users to add flourish to their 140 character stream of consciousness, but creates a signal to others who are thinking and tweeting the same things. The wall between a content creator and consumer has been broken down by Web 2.0 applications, and the difference between the two is often muddled.

The collaboration between groups of people has never been easier or more streamlined. Google docs allow for a seamless collaboration of many people to one project with no need to coordinate schedules.There is an encouragement of sharing and reusing( outside of the DMCA) , you want others to repin, reblog, retweet, remix, mashup, and like your posts. You want your thoughts heard and appreciated.

All of the best applications are built off of other current web applications. When new things are created by the mixing and blending of multiple APIs, then that is the apex of Web 2.0. The ability to create and publish has been made available to the masses by the internet. However the way in which this massive amount of content is seen and interacted with is the stuff of Web 3.0

What I think Web 3.0 will bring is the movement to internet everywhere. From mobile devices, (which I think all applications should be built for) to wearable technology. Because of this infusion of tech into a greater number of devices, the design and aesthetics are going to be the core necessity for success.

Response to Tim O’Reily’s Web 2.0 discussion


A real modern family CC Flickr user DaylandS

A real modern family CC Flickr user DaylandS



5 thoughts on “Web 2.0 Response

  1. Hyperlinks! Awesome!

    Very well said, especially your articulation of the point about syndication trumping content control, jumping from O’Reilly’s point about the hackability of Google Maps, and how that makes it a more attractive service.

    Also, isn’t Web 3.0 kind of just Web 2.0 Part 2? It seems like Google Glasses (or whatever) still uses the same kind of crowdsourced content and values. The internet is still the platform (isn’t it?), but the hardware is a pair of glasses (or a steering wheel, or a fork) and not a laptop.

    Great post, looking forward to chatting about all this in class.

  2. I like your idea about “Web 3.0″….Technology is def. going to play an even bigger role in our lives in the future. This can also be dangerous. It is easy to trace mobile devices and follow people through geo-positioning….O_0 oh well…

  3. Interesting take on the collaboration between the creator and consumer’s. It seems as if the integration of both is providing a much more useful and effective product. It is interesting how some of these websites rely on their consumer’s to provide their content and wouldn’t exist without the content they provide.

  4. Something I often wonder about is in what ways the people born at the tail end of our generation, or the very beginning of the next, will use web 2.0 to interact. A friend of mine who is a little older told me that a few of his friends have children whose entire lives have been documented and shared on social media websites. From the moment that the kids were conceived, they were the subject of facebook statuses, their births were uploaded to Flickr on the same day, and their first steps, words and awkward moments were all tweeted and hash tagged. If we are the generation that came of age during the birth and expansion of web 2.0 and adopted the technology into our daily lives and conception of social interaction, how will these kids who were born into it? Will we find ourselves making the kind of comments that our parents do about our “obsession” with social media interaction about these twitter babies? since you wrote your post on the expansion of human social interaction that this web 2.0 enables, what do you think?

  5. I like your take on Web 3.0 and I agree that all applications should be build for mobile devices. It’s so frustrating when you have to navigate one that isn’t made for mobile technology. Love the pictures

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