Dion Hinchcliffe

Web 2.0 Summit: Leading Players Facing Challenges, Push for Openness

It’s the final day of the three day long Web 2.0 Summit , the leading confab for the Web 2.0 era.  It’s been a bustling and busy three days in San Francisco with sessions and discussions on a wide variety of Web 2.0 topics, from Advertising 2.0 and Net Neutrality, to the World of Warcraft and Enterprise …

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All We Got Was Web 1.0, When Tim Berners-Lee Actually Gave Us Web 2.0

The blogosphere flew into its usual uproar a few days ago when the inventor of the World Wide Web himself, the venerated Tim Berners-Lee, was recently recorded in a podcast calling Web 2.0 nothing more than a piece of jargon.  There is little love and plenty of misunderstanding for this term in many quarters of the industry, despite the fact it …

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Thinking Beyond Web 2.0: Social Computing and the Internet Singularity

I’m here in Sebastopol, California for O’Reilly’s yearly FOO Camp and consequently I’m in the mood for thinking beyond the signature topic of this blog and towards where things are headed next.  As a good example of this, my colleague Jeremy Geelan has been closely following the possibilities here as well and has been investigating the ultimate ramifications of …

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The Long Tail: A Motive Force for Web 2.0, Makes Its Official Debut

Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine, has been discussing a concept he calls The Long Tail for quite some time now.  Many of you have no doubt been reading his excellent blog on the subject, and now finally his long-awaited book about this key Web 2.0 business model has been published.  The actual launch day was just over a week ago (some …

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Online Information Storage: Completing the Web as Platform

I’ve written several times in the past (most particularly here) about online storage and its importance to the next generation of the Web.  The developments in this space over the last year have been fascinating indeed.  For true Web 2.0 software (which I’ll define here simply as networked applications that explicitly leverage network effects) or plain …

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Web 2.0 and SOA: Contrived or Converging?

It’s been quite a week of discussion on Web 2.0 and its applicability to the enterprise.  John Hagel did quite a write-up at the beginning of the week that was subsequently picked up by quite a number of folks  (Nick Carr, Joe McKendrick, Dave Orchard, and Jason Kolb) including myself.  Some of these cited one of my original articles that tied …

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