It’s hard to count the number of times I’ve been asked to explain the buzzword of the year “web 2.0“. I finally found an explanaition of the phenomena that makes more sense (to me). Ajit Jaokar took Tim O’Reilly’s principles of Web 2.0 and changed the order a little. I’ve found O’Reilly’s explanation complete but unweildy when trying to boil down this “web 2.0” thing down to a simple couple sentences. Jaokar’s readjustment focusses our attention on outcome, not implementation and that makes all the difference in the world. So the next time Robin asks “What is this web 2.0 buzz about?” the answer could be as easy as “It’s about harnessing collective intelligence”.
source: O’Reilly Radar