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One observation about this whole Web 2.0 thing – all the smart entrepreneurs are incredibly young. I just thought it would be fun to give them a little bit of a history lesson and introduce them to names, ideas, and things from the recent past – […]

One observation about this whole Web 2.0 thing – all the smart entrepreneurs are incredibly young. I just thought it would be fun to give them a little bit of a history lesson and introduce them to names, ideas, and things from the recent past – aka Web 1.0. I am not sure if I can remember all the old ideas that are now being reinvented, and I would let all of you to chime in. Of course you can help spread the “retread meme.”

Categories Old

New
Web-based Desktop(s) Desktop.com

Google Office

Domain Daddies

Register.com

GoDaddy

Microsoft Active Desktop

Live

Super Angel (Investor)

Ron Conway

Ron Conway

Mr. Money Maker

Mark Cuban (Broadcast.com)

Mark Cuban
(Icerocket.com and Weblogs Inc.)

Swap-ur-Crap

Swaprat, Trade-N-Swap.com, WebSwap,, Tradeaway and Intellibarter

Zunafish

Over Crowded

Pet supplies dot coms

Online Video services

Content2Go

AvantGo

Webaroo

from the archives, one to enjoy

  1. point cast -> RSS

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  2. Exit: IPO –> Acquisition

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  3. There’s an old saying. Okay maybe not that old. It goes something like this.

    Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again’ :)

    Don’t forget to add…

    Web 1.0 = Corvis (how painful an experience)
    Web 2.0 = Broadwing

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  4. I like the way that Pete townshend said it,”meet the new boss, same as the old boss!”

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  5. Somebody needs to figure out what the next Flooz is going to be — I’m sure Whoopi Goldberg is available…

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  6. Rafe Needleman -> Om Malik

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  7. xPlanner -> Basecamp

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  8. oh come on “amused” i am not rafe. i rarely wax eloquent about products. and i am not as good looking as rafe.

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  9. i loved pointcast. that was so kickass back then.

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  10. Contact synchronization:

    Web 1.0: Peoplestreet (http://web.archive.org/web/20010331025639/www.peoplestreet.com/index.jsp)

    Web 2.0: Plaxo (http://www.plaxo.com)

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  11. 1.0 -> 2.0

    personal home page -> blog
    rich media -> video
    page views -> visitors
    media metrix -> comscore
    personal publishing -> user generated content
    revolution -> revolution
    “eyeballs” -> “eyeballs”
    “[fill in the blank] just doesn’t get it” -> “[fill in the blank] just doesn’t get it”

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  12. TheGlobe,GeoCities > MySpace

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  13. Business 2.0 -> GigaOm.com

    ;)

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  14. email > gmail ;)

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  15. webvan -> my two feet (not dotcom, at the stinking grocery store)

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  16. confused->confused :|

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  17. IPO–> Acquired

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  18. rcom->enom

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  19. Red Herring -> TechCrunch

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  20. webshots -> flickr

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  21. Nope, Michael,

    Industry Standard -> TechCrunch

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  22. does it really make sense to call GoDaddy 2.0?
    Just cuz their stuff is cheap?

    They are only just now implementing RSS in certain products

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  23. Online advertising floats all bad business models –> online advertising floats all bad business models
    Online advertising exhuberance ends and bubble bursts –> ?

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  24. Along the lines of Basecamp:
    Xtreme Programming -> “Getting Real” (37Signals)

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