o'Reilly, Tim; Web 2.0: O'Reilly Radar: Web 2.0 - Priciples and Best Practices

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O'Reilly Radar: Web 2.0 - Priciples and Best Practices22.11.2006 21:23Ludwig Nastansky
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      Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices, Fall 2006

      In 2004, we realized that the Web was on the cusp of a new era, one that would
      finally let loose the power of network effects, setting off a surge of innovation and
      opportunity. To help usher in this new era, O’Reilly Media and CMP launched a
      conference that showcased the innovators who were driving it. When O’Reilly’s
      Dale Dougherty came up with the term “Web 2.0” during a brainstorming session,
      we knew we had the name for the conference. What we didn’t know was that the
      industry would embrace the Web 2.0 meme and that it would come to represent
      the new Web.
      Web 2.0 is much more than just pasting a new user interface onto an old application.
      It’s a way of thinking, a new perspective on the entire business of software—
      from concept through delivery, from marketing through support. Web 2.0 thrives
      on network effects: databases that get richer the more people interact with them,
      applications that are smarter the more people use them, marketing that is driven
      by user stories and experiences, and applications that interact with each other to
      form a broader computing platform.
      The trend toward networked applications is accelerating. While Web 2.0 has initially
      taken hold in consumer-facing applications, the infrastructure required to
      build these applications, and the scale at which they are operating, means that,
      much as PCs took over from mainframes in a classic demonstration of Clayton
      Christensen’s “innovator’s dilemma” hypothesis, web applications can and will
      move into the enterprise space.
      Two years ago we launched the Web 2.0 Conference to evangelize Web 2.0 and
      to get the industry to take notice of the seismic shift we were experiencing. This
      report is for those who are ready to respond to that shift. It digs beneath the hype
      and buzzwords, and teaches the underlying rules of Web 2.0—what they are, how
      successful Web 2.0 companies are applying them, and how to apply them to your
      own business. It’s a practical resource that provides essential tools for competing
      and thriving in today’s emerging business world. I hope it inspires you to embrace
      the Web 2.0 opportunity.

      —Tim O’Reilly, Fall 2006