January 27, 2008

Web 2.0 - Yet another .com bubble?

Blogging, ajax, facebook, wikipedia, social networking, youtube, myspace, secondlife, rss, voip, podcasts, mashups, and other buzzwords of the Web 2.0 age. But is the Web 2.0 really a new age or is it just a next .com bubble? I guess it all has started about 5 years ago. First with blogs, then continuing with social networking sites where ppl meet ppl (unfortunately only virtually), web developers massively developing Ajax based web applications (putting more of the application logic to the client side), web frameworks have been created, open wiki as a content creating and editing tool, youtube which has became part of our daily life (life where being here means being there), and at the end, Web Operating Systems (or your living spaces?) running in your favorite web browsers.

I think the Web 2.0 is not just a bubble. And even if it is, it has already changed our life, our way of meeting and knowing ppl. It has changed and still changing our way of living.

And what's the recipe of success?  Looks like it's enough to be a student at some fancy university, have an innovative idea, launch it in a web 2.0 interface, make it popular and then sell 1.6% share of your company for at least $240 million. It's so easy to became successful :-)