What is Web 2.0?

Tim O’Reilly:

…. the internet as Web 2.0 is displacing Microsoft Windows as the dominant software development platform,

…. the competitive edge comes from aggregating the collective intelligence of everyone who uses the platform….. ‘

‘Web 2.0 is a transformative force that’s propelling companies across all industries
towards a new way of doing business characterized by harnessing collective intelligence, ….

from: http://radar.oreilly.com/web2/

Wikipedia’s definition of Web 2.0

The two other sites that I like best to keep me current on Web 2.0 developments are:

Some of the Web 2.0 platforms that I am using:

Social Software:

Blog related:

Content oriented sites:


My posts on Web 2.0:


IT market and trends:


Vertical platforms:

Social networking and Blogging; privacy:



Great sites where you can learn more about Web 2.0:

Forrester research on Social Networking in the Enterprise:


On Web 2.0:

  • managers: try it yourself; play with RSS, feeds, make your own blog, participate in a wiki, ….
  • it is still very early stage
  • some things work; some things do not work

‘ The Impact of Web 2.0 and Emerging Social Network Models’:


Great video on Web 2.0 (Davos Annual Meeting 2007)

‘The rapid rise of online social networks is both a social and business phenomenon, the impact of which is only beginning to be understood. The consumer-powered Web 2.0 creates innovative ways for businesses to operate and people to communicate.

  1. What is driving the emergence of virtual communities? Is the rapid rise in their valuations justified?
  2. How are companies beginning to use social networking strategies for product and market development, as well as for communication?
  • Caterina Fake, Founder, Flickr, USA
  • William H. Gates III, Chairman, Microsoft Corporation, USA
  • Chad Hurley, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, YouTube, USA
  • Mark G. Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nike, USA
  • Viviane Reding, Commissioner, Information Society and Media, European Commission, Brussels’

Related information:

Web 2.0 summit 2007

Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us: great short video explaining the technological essence of Web 2.0

Web 2.0 Expo

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3 Responses to What is Web 2.0?

  1. Thanks for gathering a very valuable information.

    2 slides which sum the trends for 2008:

    2008 Web and Tech Influencer’s predictions:

    2008 Marketing Influencer’s predictions:

  2. jeroendemiranda says:

    Dr. Weiss, thanks for contributing! Great presentations!

  3. Davied says:

    Mijn zoektocht kun je volgen op

    Er komt nog een deel drie … en verder 😉

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