What Is Web 2.0? Nokia Says Connecting People


Given that everyone has tried their hand at defining Web 2.0, there is no harm in hearing out Nokia’s interpretation of Web 2.0. They obviously look at it from the point of view of mobile phones, and have produced a fun video to get their point across. Check it out, and let me know what you think.

La chanson du web 2.0 par NOKIA
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Craig Tobias

I hear a lot of discussion around defining Web 2.0; I think simpler definition is better such as “user based collaboration and content generation”. There are a number of people who want a clear cut definition on exactly what Web 2.0 is and everything encompassed by Web 2.0. This is analogous to asking for a list of every animal that exist now or has ever exist before they are willing to talk about dogs or buffalo. Even today new species are being discovered. If I may barrow the famous words of the late Supreme Court Justice Potter Steward, “I may not be able to fine it, but I know it when I see it.” Web 2.0 is still growing and evolving this is why it is still so hard to define.

The biggest issue facing Web 2.0 is not technology. Most of the technology used in Web 2.0 has been around for quite some time. It is the application of this technology which is special. Here is the analogy I use for those who say that there is nothing new in Web 2.0. Using this approach one could argue that there is no such thing as a democratic state. That before the 1700s there were people, states, and governments and democracy is just made of these three elements. Well, we know that it is not the elements but their application which is different.

Craig Tobias
Solutions Architect
Cisco Systems.


It seems to me that the most successful (viral) Web 2.0 commentary is just a little video editting and a catchy toon. How many more of these videos are we going to have to watch?
This one is catchy though…


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