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Web 0.2.1

Satur­day 10 De­cem­ber 2005 19:02

While I was kick­ing it some time ago, Web 2.0 digs it's own grave a lit­tle deep­er, as no­ticed by slash­dot. The whole thing smells to much of a hype cre­at­ed by peo­ple who no­tice their pre-bub­ble-burst Lear's are get­ting out­dat­ed and try to per­form the same trick they did with Web 1.0 in search of cash for new ones.

If it was just mar­ket­ing bull­shit I wouldn't care about it, but the scary thing is that they have some points that make it plau­si­ble when look­ing at an ex­trap­o­la­tion about what has hap­pened re­gard­ing the in­ter­net in the last 10 years. So let me ex­plain the pos­si­ble sce­nario's fol­low­ing Wikipedia's bul­let point on the mat­ter:

In my view Web 0.2 is the har­vest­ing of com­mu­ni­ties. Com­mu­ni­ties are not in­di­vid­u­als that en­ter them naive­ly and leave them af­ter learned their les­son and cut their loss­es, they are a con­stant stream of in­di­vid­u­als that all fall for the same scam for a lim­it­ed amount of time, but that stream can be pow­er­ful enough to keep it go­ing and skim­ming a prof­it from it. Just like my im­pres­sion of a lot of open source projects is that they get run by stu­dents un­til they get a real job, and oth­er stu­dents take over. Some work gets done, but there is no fu­ture in it from the per­spec­tive of the mov­ing time­frame of in­di­vid­u­als. There will al­ways be en­t­hou­si­as­tic peo­ple that will make a com­mu­ni­ty look like it's valu­able, but don't be fooled by a steady stream of 365 en­t­hou­si­as­tic new­bies a year that all find out af­ter only one day they were wrong.


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Tues­day 27 De­cem­ber 2005 21:50

re: Web 0.2.1



So that's the Web 2.0 busi­ness mod­el?



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