Some might call it the second coming of the dotcom gold rush (how else can you explain spending $2.6 billion to buy a yet-to-profit company). With the Web 2.0 Conference already sold out, one wonder’s what’s the Web 2.0 all about – a technological reincarnation, a “bubble burst deja vu” Or an emergence of some mature new generation tools & technologies utilizing the full potential of the existing global network platform. Om Malik defines Web 2.0 as:
a collection of technologies – be it VoIP, Digital Media, XML, RSS, Google Mapsâ€¦ whatever â€¦. that leverage the power of always on, high speed connections and treat broadband as a platform, and not just a pipe to connect.
Web 2.0 is the network as platform!