What put the ‘2’ in Web 2.0?
Abstract: As Tim O’Reilly’s Meme Map shows, Web 2.0 services share many attributes. But which create competitive advantage and prompt fast growth? By tracking the services that embrace Web 2.0, we can identify attributes that have made a difference.
The foundation attributes that enable the economics of Web 2.0, such as the network effect and the Long Tail, pre-date other attributes by several years. They exist in many non-Web 2.0 services. Experience Attributes have surfaced much more recently, and these give Web 2.0 services a strongly differentiating competitive advantage: relevant, human, and surprising user experiences.
Author: Adaptive Path
Date: October 15, 2005
Takeaway: Chronology of Web 2.0 and its implications, Foundation Attributes in Web 2.0.
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