Web 2.0 is dead ... long live Web 2.0

Web 2.0 is dead ... long live Web 2.0

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

TOPICS: Browser

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?

Topic: Browser

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  • Entriely ambivalent

    My firm doesn't view Web 2.0 in any light at all. We use technologies that would be considered 2.0 when they are appropriate but also make use of '1.x' approaches when they are correct for what we are trying to achieve.

    Essentially what I think is happening is that the world in general is losing interest in Web 2.0 as a buzzword but not the technologies.
  • VC's aren't the final word... they just have all the ??????

    I read about the VC's growing lack of enthusiasm over at Mashable! this morning, and have to say I'm of two minds about the announcement. On one hand, people who should know better (investors in web technology startups) are only now beginning to see the end of a Web 2.0 honeymoon --and are suing for divorce. For those who have been 'round the web and who have professional interest (tech bloggers, startups, developers etc...) "Web 2.0" as a term has always been a mixed bag, and many have warned about its potential panacea status.

    However, if the rest of the world (VC's, investors, normal end-users etc.) are starting to wake up and pull their favour (directly through cash or indirectly by not using a service) from some start-ups and emerging tech, we might see increased competition and the polishing of ideas already launched. It will also mean that the new start-ups will need to be properly clever in order to compete.

    I wrote a bit more about it on my blog (http://www.zachbeauvais.com) if you want to have a look and tell me what you think?

    Best Regards.
  • RE: Web 2.0 is dead ... long live Web 2.0

    The web 2.0 term is a misnomer because it's all been more like Web 1.1 than 2.0! While I think some of the new technologies have been useful and innovative, we are still in the Internet's infancy! This is all more like a service pack actually rather than a new version release.
  • RE: Web 2.0 is dead ... long live Web 2.0

    Honestly, I feel Web 2.0 is FAR from dead. As a corporate trainer in a Fortune 100 company, many people I talk to still have NO idea what Web 2.0 is. But when I explain it to them, they realize they've been working in a Web 2.0 world for a while now without even knowing it. Whether it is MySpace, or blogging, or something else, they all realize the importance of the Web 2.0 world, and how their own lives have improved as a result of these collaborative technologies.

    I am currently working with a small team to build a Web 2.0 startup that will focus on the subject from a corporate training perspective. So far, within only a few months, from blogging, to podcasting, to elearning, we have seen a LOT of interest from several businesses in both the communications market and healthcare. Is Web 2.0 dead? Absolutely not...it is evolving, as it always has, and always will.
  • RE:Web 2.0 is dead ... long live Web 2.0

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