Web 2.0 = When the back button doesn't work

Web 2.0 = When the back button doesn't work

Summary: At his ZDNet Testbed blog, David is soliciting input for the top ten differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.

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At his ZDNet Testbed blog, David is soliciting input for the top ten differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0. He also posits his own definition:

...when people ask me what Web 2.0 is, a lot of times, I say "It's when the back button doesn't work! (something that usually works with Web 1.0… but not always). The other thing I say is that I don't think there's a trade or service mark on "Web 1.0."   

By that meager defintion, an AJAX page would define Web 2.0. I am happy to go along with Tim O'Reilly's latest crack at defining the concept, but let's just get on with the innovating the Web as opposed to lexicographical exercises. That said, it will interesting to see if anyone can come up with a better way of capturing how the Web is transforming before our eyes or pointing out where the gaps to making the next leap exist.

Topic: Enterprise 2.0

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  • Web 2.0 = Web 1.0 + a euphemism for it.

    ;)
    osreinstall
  • negative definitionn have no value

    This is silly, trying to define something by stating what it's not!
    For example, a PC is a device you can't user for to travel on it. Worthless.
    Anyway, the epitome of Web2, the starter, the famous Gmail, it features a back button that works quite well.
    It will not draw a sent message from your mother in law's input box , but can teke you to where you were before a divertion to another page.
    jlanus_z