Simpler Web 2.0
Thanks to this week’s Web 2.0 Conference, much of the buzz in the Valley this week has been about increasingly clever ways to participate in or leverage the social graph. Well, actually, many of the articles this week talk cryptically about “opening APIs” and competition for your profile and online participation from various online juggernauts, with a dash of Semantic Web thrown in for good meaure — all of which is probably difficult for most mortals to follow. You probably need a vacation.If you indeed need a respite from the API mayhem, I suggest two readings:Cisco’s Scott Brown posted a nice overview of how Web 2.0 fits into your world of entertainment and other non-techie stuff in a posting about the “We/Me Movement”.My friend Max Gadney at the BBC pointed me to this vintage posting about the essence of social software by Matt Webb. It’s a very nice primer on how to think about interactions of people within groups online, and it’s from 2004 — which is almost century ago in Web 2.0 years!Enjoy!