Web 2.0-Social Vs Techical Innovation

The LongNow Foundation focusses on long term thinking. There are a number of interesting seminar downloads on the site. I just loved Jimmy Wales’ session on Wikipedia & The Future Of Free Culture.

One important lesson for aspiring Web 2.0 entrepreneurs : Web 2.0 is more about understanding the social dynamics of communities than it is about technology (though it is crucial). So, getting AJAX, ROR etc., right is a necessary but not sufficient condition for succeding in the Web 2.0 world. As Wales says, Wikipedia was more of a social innovation rather than a technical innovation.


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