Berners-Lee Wrong on Web 2.0?

Will Samson has an interesting quote from Tim Berners-Lee revealing his thoughts on ‘Web 2.0’:

“If Web 2.0 for you is blogs and wikis, then that is people to people. But that was what the Web was supposed to be all along.”

I’m not a big fan of the phrase ‘Web 2.0’ either. But I think there are differences between the web then, and the web now.

It seems to me that in the past people searched the web to connect to documents.

Now, we search to connect to people.

I think that’s a significant enough shift. But not significant enough to warrant the silly monicker we’ve ended up with.


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