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Slashdot Founder Rob Malda: Looking Beyond Web 2.0

Jun 18, 2007, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"'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..."

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