by: Karl Long
TechCrunch recently posted a 29 minute video of an interview with a bunch of Web 2.0 CEO’s about what they thought Web 2.0 was, trends, etc.
First off I was surprised how measured most of the comments were, especially around what Web 2.0 is, and what leapt out for me was how much Web 2.0 is actually about how technology connects and empowers people. Web 2.0 may not be social media, but it is the fundamental infrastructure. Anyway, here are some select quotes from the video, that can be found here on techcruch in a very 1.0 video format embedded in a webpage with no way to share it or navigate it, just 29 sequential minutes (ever heard of Veo tagging), anyway:
Auren Hoffman (Rapleaf)
David Sifry (Technorati)
Jeremy Verba (Piczo)
Aaron Cohen (Bolt)
Michael Tanne (Wink)
Gautam Godhwani (Simply Hired)
Steven Marder (Eurekster)
Scott Milener and Steven Lurie (Browster)
Mike Arrington (TechCrunch)
“User generate content”
“Anyone can publish, anyone can communicate”
Biggest WTF quote comes from Mike Arrington - “If a company isn’t involved in removing friction from the process then it probably isn’t a web 2.0 company for me” - Come to think of it AJAX is a pretty good brand name for a lubricant. Joking aside, Trust has often been revered to as the lubricant of cooperation, maybe web 2.0 extends that metaphor.
Aggregate quote - Publishers are moving from being in control of the entire process to being curators or stewards of content from an infinite number of sources
Interestingly, no mention of SecondLife or Avatars, so maybe SecondLife and the metaverse is actually Web 3.0.