Web 2.0 was just a name given because it was like starting over after the dot com bust. I think FriendFeed is unquestionably the most killer app on the internet right now, next to Google search. Facebook is great also in the same sense that Amazon is, in that their core business models are old, but they constantly keep innovating, iterating with the changing landscape, mixing it up, not just keeping up, but leading the way. But I’ve only got one word for Twitter: Hubris. And that’s all I’ll say.
In the old days you could just slap down your business model, build your factory, and let it roll for 30 years. Look at the NY times. Perfect example. They just slap a replica of their old paper on the net and think they are forward thinking. Has their site even changed one bit in the last ten years? And they wonder why their business is dying?
Look at Hulu. They are just slapping TV onto the internet. Is that really interesting to anybody?
These days you’ve got to be constantly innovating as a company or die. Which means you have to be “into” it and not just there to make money. You can’t just slap your old company on the internet. You have to create a new internet centric company.
The other key problem is the Telco industry. You have monopolies that give poor service, don’t give a shit and charge you out the ass. It’s because the industry is so heavily federally regulated. If you had de regulation there, you’d have a multi gigabit two way connection, and a totally de centralized World that would unleash the greatest creative Golden Age mankind has ever seen, and the greatest creation of Wealth and Abundance FOR ALL the World has ever seen. And then as Blake said, everything will be seen for what it is, “infinite.”
This isn’t about Web 3.0, its about World 3.0 or World “Cubed” as is the Batelle/O’Reilly en vogue term currently.
This is an arms race to defeat the Gods, or rather, to unleash the God in us all. Yes, this will be a blog post. I’m a great writer (Uh Oh, Ego just collapsed my infinite wave function).
“And I’ve come for to see you.
And I’ve come for the rain.
You know livin’ is easy,
And I’m feelin’ no pain.
Doot do, do do do do, do do do doot do do….” (Violins et Orchestra et al fade in and out) – Josh Rouse, “Cotten-Eyed Joe”
Related : ¬† Robert Scoble: ¬†Why Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg are wrong about naming Web 3.0 ‚ÄúWeb 3.0‚Ä?
¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† All ThingsD : ¬†Welcome to Web 3.0
¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† PBS MediaShift: ¬†WSJ’s D Conference Fumbles Transition to Web 3.0