Web 2.0 – For the Love of All That’s Holy…
Ian Lurie Aug 11 2007
Stop using the phrase ‘web 2.0’!!!! Stop! Stopstopstopstopstop.
I can’t take it any more! This is not some magical leap forward on the internet. Nor is it a thing.
“Web 2.0” is a fiction – it’s a phrase someone made up in an attempt to differentiate their stuff from your stuff. It’s an attempt to turn 10 years of slow, hard evolution in web interactivity into a one-step. And it’s an attempt to attract unsuspecting venture capitalists.
Even worse, now some folks are using ‘web 3.0’. Gaaauuugh!
So, from now on, before you write or say ‘web 2.0’, pretend there is a large, troll-like creature behind you. Every time you say ‘web 2.0’, it is going to hit you with a big, spiky club.
Don’t believe me? Then believe Chris Pirillo.
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More