Om writes on The Myth, Reality & Future of Web 2.0 in a great article, and also takes a dig at my lack of Indian gastronomic experimentation.
Yahoo and MSN give up your information without a fight, Google fights it. Who do you trust your data with more? Also how would a Web 2.0 company with a much more fragile financial state respond to legal demands from the US Goverment? “We’re going to spend millions fighting the DOJ” seems like a rough way to start a board meeting. 😉 Hat tip: Eric Haller.
I was interviewed a while back “from inside the bubble” by Geek Entertainment TV. Some others: the Zimbra guy, the supr.c.ilio.us folks, flockstar Andy Smith. This is all part of the Bubble 2.0 Snark Group, who are “keeping it real.” *cough*
Web 2.0 bingo, play it on your next conference call.
Dave Hornik asks “What is Web 2.0?” for his podcast to dozens of people you may have heard of. Pretty entertaining, usually.
This conference is really great. Right now Barry Diller is on stage fielding questions and it’s pretty high quality conversation. At the “launchpad” most of the demos were pretty unpolished, but one that stood out was Zimbra, which I blogged a few weeks ago. The best part, as with most conferences, is running into people outside of the sessions.
Blogging may be light as I’ll be at the Web 2.0 conference and the surrounding activities the next few days. Since I couldn’t afford to attend it last year (a couple of grand is high for a college kid in Houston) I’ve been really looking forward to everything this year. I’m part of a workshop on “Open Source Infrastructure” at 9:45 AM, Wednesday. If you’re going to be at the conference I would love to meet you, so please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself!
There is a new “Web 2.0 Show” (on podcast of course) that interviewed me as part of their innagural podcast. The Skype call quality was pretty bad, I must have been too close to the mic on my Powerbook or something. They said they’re fixing that for future shows.