Web 2.0, With Whose Name We Gather

I share the pain Mao had for frequently being asked about comment on Web 2.0.

Web 2.0 started from a conference in San Francisco about 1 year ago, and now Web 2.0 is the hottest buzz words in the IT world in China. Something I cannot understand is that so many magazine, whether IT related or not, put so many effort on the concept of Web 2.0. People say: Web 2.0 = RSS + Blog + SNS + (anything new, you name it)… Well. I just have strong feeling that when non-IT magazine care about some new stuff in IT world, it means the Internet penetration has arrived to a new level. This is interesting – just as non-IT magazines and newspapers start to focus on Internet several years ago.

Web 2.0 is a new concept, but a very comercialized concept. I just learnt that several thousand people attended the web 2.0 conference last year, no doubt why so many media knows this word. The Internet market in China is different from the U.S, – completely different – I am not talking about how new the idea is, I am talking about the user base. I wrote an article on this on my Chinese blog, and it got some attention. My point is, the reality of Internet in China has nothing to do with the concept and buzz word in America…

Web 2.0 is a buzz word. To use this word to get some money (short term) is a good idea, but to bet our business in the next two years on it may not be wise.

Shanghai

I often forget the fact that I still live in the city of Shanghai. Recently my thinking and my talk are completed around the classified business and the business mode, the new trends we need to pay attention. It is not easy and occupies 100% of my time. Maybe the only time I remember I am in Shanghai is when the weather changes – when it becomes hot or it rains heavily, just like this afternoon…

I hope I will resume the lifestyle and continue the “real person reporter in Shanghai” role soon.

6 thoughts on “Web 2.0, With Whose Name We Gather

  1. Silbo

    hehe~~~just read Keso’s artical about the web 2.0 and now Jianshuo also write the words about this thing , are you all think about the same thing at the same time? so many word i can’t understand , i am not a technic man :)

  2. Richard Hong

    For a non-technic-but-like-technic person like me, I am not qualified to talk about technical influences of Web 2.0. But in term of it’s social effect, my view is positive on it.

    From my understading of Web 2.0, it is different from the tranditional way of distributing information. For example, before we read news mostly from SINA or 163, but now we can read from some personal blogs, which is more personalised and maybe more realiable, it acts like an generator of information (<–Keso mentioned this before).

    I always advocate hearing from more channels rather than one.

  3. Richard Hong

    For a non-technic-but-like-technic person like me, I am not qualified to talk about technical influences of Web 2.0. But in term of it’s social effect, my view is positive on it.

    From my understading of Web 2.0, it is different from the tranditional way of distributing information. For example, before we read news mostly from SINA or 163, but now we can read from some personal blogs, which is more personalised and maybe more realiable, it acts like an generator of information (<–Keso mentioned this before).

    I always advocate hearing from more channels rather than one.

  4. violet

    the cover story of our august issue will be about web 2.0 too.

    and you are mentioned in the story. hehe

  5. james

    whatever people define web 2.0 to be, i think that it is a good thing and not just about making money since it will simply increase the number of people using the internet to continue to build upon the amazing online community that has been created to support popular blogs like this one and others to come.

    in fact, if you don’t mind, i was hoping i could get a global perspective on a website that i just launched. it’s called tellfriends.com. it’s based something i call infokarma. tell friends. help friends. they’ll help you. we’ve done it all our lives, now we can do it online.

    would you mind taking a look and seeing what you think? my hope is the spread infokarma and the helpful information that friends tell friends around the world… very much like what you do for shanghai!

    thank you in advance!

    james l.

    founder

    tellfriends.com – it’s infokarma!

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