O’Reilly: What Is Web 2.0

Over reading Tim O’Reilly’s blog on up and coming technology.

Lots of excitement going on these days in web technology, but also some healthy skepticism.
For some of that skepticism check out

All in all, it is a good time to be in tech again!

O’Reilly: What Is Web 2.0
What Is Web 2.0
Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software
by Tim O’Reilly

The bursting of the dot-com bubble in the fall of 2001 marked a turning point for the web. Many people concluded that the web was overhyped, when in fact bubbles and consequent shakeouts appear to be a common feature of all technological revolutions. Shakeouts typically mark the point at which an ascendant technology is ready to take its place at center stage. The pretenders are given the bum’s rush, the real success stories show their strength, and there begins to be an understanding of what separates one from the other.