What is Web 2.0?

Defining Web 2.0 remains something of a parlor game for bloggers. I was amused this morning to see a three-point summary that’s tongue-in-cheek — except not. Here’s point #3:

Unclear business model, pastel colors & large fonts used

Actually, most of the current Web 2.0 definitions seem overly complicated to me. Getting into specific delivery mechanisms, or specific software philosophies, seems unnecessary.

If its primary value to a user depends on the participation of other users, it’s Web 2.0.

1 Comment

  1. Laurence – nice to see you blogging. This is the most succinct definition of Web 2.0 I’ve seen. Nice.