Web 2.0 is dead ... long live Web 2.0

Summary:VCs are telling me they have lost interest in Web 2.0 companies.

VCs are telling me they have lost interest in Web 2.0 companies. If the VCs lose interest then does this mean bad news for Web 2.0 startups?

Will Web 2.0 become a Web 2.UhOh? That is the sentiment in parts of the VC community. But would this be true in other communities?

For example, in the IT space, would the term Web 2.0 be viewed with disdain or with interest? Would a corporate IT department seek out Web 2.0 products or services?

Will the term Web 2.0 survive the VC snub because it is relevant to communities that are just discovering its meaning? I think it will.

I have a question: Is "Web 2.0" a positive term in your community? Is it new, getting old, or is it viewed as strange?

Topics: Browser

About

In May 2004, Tom Foremski became the first journalist to leave a major newspaper, the Financial Times, to make a living as a full-time journalist blogger. He writes the popular news blog Silicon Valley Watcher--reporting on the business of Silicon Valley.Tom arrived in San Francisco in 1984, and has covered US technology markets for leadi... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.