Retread Web 1.0 to Web 2.0

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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 – 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

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Josh

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 –> ?

ghola

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

steve

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.

MxHyway

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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