ongoing – Web 2.0 or Not?

Tim Bray follows up on his quest to get people to stop using the slogan Web 2.0 or at least, to agree on what it is. Here’s the gist of it:

AJAX? Maybe. Tagsonomies? Not yet. Social networks? Not yet. Blogging and Syndication? Definitely

Hmmm… Stephen Downes said so much ealier: RSS is the Semantic Web. Tim Bray would probably say that Atom is the Semantic Web. Who cares, the message is the same. If there is anything transforming the web right now, it has to do with blogging.

Daniel Lemire, "ongoing – Web 2.0 or Not?," in Daniel Lemire's blog, August 10, 2005.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

5 thoughts on “ongoing – Web 2.0 or Not?”

  1. Mike: It is a nice looking site. Not sure it is relevant to the Web 2.0 discussion though. You are borderline on spamming here, but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt.

  2. I stumbled upon your post about web 2.0 and AJAX.

    Another site that is using AJAX extensively is For full disclosure, this is our site. I just wrote a blog post with all the major AJAX features that we are using on BlinkList in case you are interested.

    BlinkList is also a great place to learn about Ajax

    If you do get a chance to play with it, let us know your thoughts! We are always eager to improve our site and improve our use of AJAX as one of the core frameworks.


  3. One thing you didn’t mention which is making progress everyday is microformats. It’s not about shiny and new, but about current use cases, and encapsulating that in tiny formats. Built on xhtml, good for calendars, addresses, reviews, etc.

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