Web 2.Oooh THAT's what it is !

A team blog dedicated to enlightening others on what web 2.0 is from a business and programmer perspective.

Sites using and driving, people talking, applications becoming, terms and wikis on, usage notes, emerging and common technologies, and links to other sites on web 2.0.

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O'Reilly: The Architecture of Participation

O'Reilly: What Is Web 2.0: "One of the key lessons of the Web 2.0 era is this: Users add value. But only a small percentage of users will go to the trouble of adding value to your application via explicit means. Therefore, Web 2.0 companies set inclusive defaults for aggregating user data and building value as a side-effect of ordinary use of the application. As noted above, they build systems that get better the more people use them."

O'Reilly: What Is Web 2.0

[I believe this is a must read for just about anyone interested in where the internet is and where it is going.

O'Reilly: What Is Web 2.0: "In the year and a half since, the term 'Web 2.0' has clearly taken hold, with more than 9.5 million citations in Google. But there's still a huge amount of disagreement about just what Web 2.0 means, with some people decrying it as a meaningless marketing buzzword, and others accepting it as the new conventional wisdom.

This article is an attempt to clarify just what we mean by Web 2.0."


Scattered in a Storm's Wake and Caught in a Clash of Cultures - New York Times

Scattered in a Storm's Wake and Caught in a Clash of Cultures - New York Times: "In the chaotic first weeks after Hurricane Katrina, several vanloads of Louisiana exiles, including Mr. Cooper, arrived disheveled and sleep-deprived at the old mission grounds here, miles from the edge of nowhere in the middle of eastern Oklahoma."