Retread Web 1.0 to Web 2.0


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) Google Office
Domain Daddies GoDaddy
Microsoft Active Desktop Live
Super Angel (Investor) Ron Conway Ron Conway
Mr. Money Maker Mark Cuban ( Mark Cuban
( and Weblogs Inc.)
Swap-ur-Crap Swaprat,, WebSwap,, Tradeaway and Intellibarter Zunafish
Over Crowded Pet supplies dot coms Online Video services
Content2Go AvantGo Webaroo

from the archives, one to enjoy



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

daniele levy

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


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


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”

Om Malik

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


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

J Lee

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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