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Web 2.0 Articles

Does Web 2.0 Signal A Political Shift?
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All philosophies are prisons. That statement in itself is a philosophy and an irony. I bring it up only because Rich Karlgaard did on his Forbes.com blog, relating how (by mostly guessing) that the seemingly oxymoronic "left-libertarian" is making headway in Silicon Valley, and therefore in society.

Need a Web 2.0 Primer?

If you’re responsible for building and delivering online products and services to any audience, then you need to know Web 2.0. Because if you don’t know Web 2.0, you’re being left behind as the face of the World Wide Web changes.

CBS Just Can’t Get Along with Bloggers?
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It was bloggers who forced CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather into early retirement, and yet CBS – at least somebody there – is still being condescending towards the new media.

Web 2.0 Orders Chaos For IT Pros

People who hold positions as end users on corporate networks have been creating havoc for their IT departments, as they seek out and implement Web 2.0 sites without the expressed permission of the corporate tech bureaucracy.

Facebook Islam Row Highlights Free Speech Issues
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Historically, in the brick-and-mortar world, we’ve had courts to settle disputes. Online, there are terms of service agreements and invisible judges determining, usually at the behest of the loudest and largest mob, who is guilty of crossing the line between conscious protest and hate speech.

Here’s Your 15 Minutes And Your DMCA Notice
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It didn’t take long for user-generated content to translate to user-generated profit. But as the giants have their weird litigious and incestuous thing going on both in the courtroom and in the boardroom, YouTube users aren’t just getting the shaft, they’re getting mud kicked in their faces.

YouTubers Threaten Revolt! (Again)
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One thing you can count on in a user-generated world is passion, and threats to leave because of changes. Another thing you can count on is that they probably don’t mean it, and there’s a good chance their anger’s misplaced.

Gloob Fights The Glob

They may not have meant for the association, but globs, lube, gunk and goo came to mind, which, if you stretch the metaphor, seem to be the yin to Gloob.tv’s yang. The operators (well, spin-meisters) of the site assert that searching for video on YouTube "doesn’t have to be like digging through a trash heap…"

‘Web 3.0,’ Apparently, Has Interchangeable Parts

If Eric Schmidt’s right, the business world is in for another love-hate relationship around the bend: so-called Web 3.0. I say "so-called" because it’s kinda silly. But Schmidt’s interpretation of this hypothetical means, inherently, even more control for the consumer, and less for the seller/marketer/developer.

Childbirth 2.0: Have Blackberry, Will Twitter

Who needs a birth certificate when you’ve got Twitter, Flickr, and Ustream to document the blessed event? Who’s ready for Birthing 2.0?

Some Hollywood Types Do Actually Get Web 2.0

My best friend is an extremely gifted film talent. But he hated Hollywood, hated the hoops young aspirants had to go through, hated having to play ball, so he left Hollywood and came home to be an English professor. It’s really too bad online video hadn’t taken off just yet.

The Next MySpace Could Be A Cluster Bomb
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The rise of the social network has caused the rise of other, perhaps predictable, things: copycat networks; and investor curiosity. Blame MySpace and Facebook. Blame (or congratulate) Hi5, known, apparently, everywhere but the US, for extracting $20 million out of venture capitalists.

The Internet Hasn’t Killed Culture Yet

Yahoo Publishing Network blog editor Michael Mattis had some choice words for author Andrew Keen, who decried the modern day Internet’s impact on culture.

Media Giants Threatened By Web 2.0?

Two years ago, after YouTube had taken the Internet by storm, InterActiveCorp CEO Barry Diller scoffed at the idea that an amateur video-sharing site could threaten the entertainment industry.

Government Executives Need To Blog

A study by Southeastern Louisiana University professor David Wyld for IBM’s Center for the Business of Government found that government blogging “does take dedication and a bit of bravery.”

Web 2.0 Puts Reason To Sleep

Several noteworthy thinkers consider the whole Web 2.0 meme as part of their series of discussions appearing on the Britannica Blog. We’re still waiting for them to talk about Web 2.0.

iPhone 2.0 Already?
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Apple’s iPhone is going 2.0 before 1.0 is even released. The company announced that when the much-anticipated phone ships at the end of this month, it will run third-party applications created with Web 2.0 Internet standards.

Technology Advancing To Replace People
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The Internet is growing rapidly in many different formats. In an interview with WebProNews at the Web 2.0 Expo, Renat Khasanshyn of Apatar spoke with us about this growth and how it affects businesses.

Web 2.0? Nearly Half Just Say No

The Pew Internet & American Life Project’s latest report said that while 8 percent of Americans have embraced advanced information and communication technology (ICT), 49 percent have little to no interest in it.

Web 2.0 – The Real World View

New research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project has some fascinating statistics on how Americans use technology.

According to A Typology of Information and Communication Technology Users (PDF download), half of all American adults are only occasional users of modern information gadgetry, while 8% are avid participants in all that digital life has to offer.

Web 2.0 Sites See Strong Growth

Web 2.0 Web sites accounted for 12 percent of all U.S. online traffic for the week ending April 7, 2007 according to a new study from Hitwise. That number represents an increase of two percent compared to two years ago.