I've got to hand it to Microsoft, they're not asleep at the wheel in this Web 2.0 era. Today CNET reported that Microsoft plans to open access to MSN (Microsoft Network) and some of its other website properties. They will let developers build new applications on top of those sites using APIs and associated tools. Microsoft is apparently calling this its "Web platform" strategy - more details will be revealed at its Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles next week.
Web 2.0 Explorer
Web 2.0 is about the people, when it comes down to it. So it has to be inclusive. The definitions of technologists, social scientists, web designers, philosophers, educators, business people - they all count.
Introducing Web 2.0 Explorer, my new ZDNet blog about the Wild Wild Web 2.0. Some of you may know me from my personal blog, Read/Write Web, which is also focused on the Web as Platform. I'll continue to post on this fascinating topic in both places, but each blog will have its own unique approach and personality.