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Web 2.0
November 2005 Does "Web 2.0" mean anything? Till recently I thought it didn't, but the truth turns out to be more complicated. Originally, yes, it was meaningless. Now it seems to have acquired a meaning. And yet those who dislike the term are probably right, because if it means what I think it does, we don't need it. I first heard the phrase "Web 2.0" in the name of the Web 2.0 conference in 2004. So I was surprised at a conference this summer when Tim O'Reilly led a session intended to figure out a definition of "Web 2.0." Origins Tim says the phrase "Web 2.0" first arose in "a brainstorming session between O'Reilly and Medialive International." I don't think there was any deliberate plan to suggest there was a new version of the web. And they were right. The story about "Web 2.0" meaning the web as a platform didn't live much past the first conference. And yet, oddly enough, Ryan Singel's article about the conference in Wired News spoke of "throngs of geeks." Well, no. 1. 2. 3. Notes

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