What is Web 2.0… take two

This past Wednesday I posted this definition of Web 2.0. …“a collection of technologies – be it VoIP, Digital Media, XML, RSS, Google Maps… whatever …. that leverage the power of always on, high speed connections and treat broadband as a platform, and not just a pipe to connect.” Today Tim O’Reilly comes up with a similar definition… Web 2.0 is the network as platform, spanning all connected devices; Web 2.0 applications are those that make the most of the intrinsic advantages of that platform. This is good and the right path. I hope others realize that the PC-centric approach is myopic and very US centric. The wireless broadband is upon us…. it changes the game quite a bit, and the champions of Web 2.0 should prepare for that change.

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