Slashdot Founder Rob Malda: Looking Beyond Web 2.0
Jun 18, 2007, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)
"'Web 2.0' is one of those buzzwords that gets applied to
practically every new technology and idea these days, with the
inherent suggestion that they represent a new generation, a new way
of thinking--a paradigm shift.
"Most often the term refers to social networking and user
communities that facilitate collaboration and sharing--what some
perceive as a second generation of Internet functionality. However,
the term is nothing more than 'a marketing idea used to sell
books,' Slashdot founder Rob Malda believes. In fact, 'what people
are calling Web 2.0 is just the realization of what the Internet
was always meant to do,' he says..."