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March 20, 2007

I’m about 1 week away from my panel at the WITI – 2007 Conference “Web 2.0 Digital Business & Digital Media Economy – A Beginner’s Guide to The New (and Improved) Internet (Part 1)

Lots to talk about concerning Web 2.0, I barely know where to start. To make this an user friendly panel, I am focusing on delivering a “beginner’s guide” to the audience since I’m first up among the panelist. I though also perhaps to share that Web 2.0 and the concept of (1) social networking has existed since the days of ARPANET (2) using the web as a platform rather than a silo of content and (3) network effects created by an architecture of participation.

I have been involved in Web 2.0 since 1996. My work at Clip2, a predecessor to sites such as del.icoi.us was entirely focused on building a social neworking site where folks could share the best of the web with others. What strikes me is that technology has made it so much easier to make the concept of collaboration possible. It’s not until now where sites like YouTube, Lulu and MySpace make the user interface easy to use, allowing “average” users to really share content.

If you have some ideas about Web 2.0 you would like me to think about and share at the panel, please post them here! I would love to hear your thoughts.


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