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What is/isn’t Web 2.0?

O’Reilly have a nice article on What is Web 2.0 and Jason point out The top 10 things that aren’t Web 2.0.

PJ Heyett seems to know exactly what web 2.0 is! He says it is

  • pretentious
  • oversized fonts
  • pastel colors
  • buzzwords
  • featureless ǃ?user experiencesǃ?
  • overly friendly and self-important copy
  • acronyms


Here is another funny Web 2.0 Checklist

It bullets as

  • Give us your email address, we’ll let you know when it’s ready!
  • Public beta alpha
  • Tags
  • Feeds for everything
  • Built with Rails
  • Sprinkled with Ajax
  • Yellow fade
  • Blue gradients
  • Big icons
  • Big fonts
  • Big input boxes
  • Google Maps mashup
  • Share with a friend
  • TypePad blog for a peek inside the team
  • Feature screencasts (thanks, Waxy!)
  • Hackathons for new features
  • Development wiki
  • Business model optimized for the long tail
  • It’s Free!/AdSense revenue stream

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