The blinding light of Web 2.0

In a blinding flash, Stephen Dale reminds us that It's not the (social networking) technology - it's the people that matter.

I know this is a very contentious thing to say, but you don't need online social networking tools to engage with citizens.  You could  - for example -  talk and listen to them (an ancient craft, dating back several millennia, but rapidly falling into disrepute).  [snip]

The blinding light of Web 2.0 hype seems to be obscuring the fact that the most important aspect in building any community (of interest or practice or whatever) is the people and NOT the technology. [snip]

There isn't much more to say here, other than that I like the way he put this piece together.  And I note that I have a "technology" category and NOT a "people" category on this blog.  Though many of the other categories have much more to do with how people or companies work than how technology works.  so there!

6 Comment(s)

Ryan said:

Web 2.0 truthfully has glued people to internet, replaced the traditional form of social interactions. In last 3 years, I have started talking less on phone and more on facebook, twitter. Dating is now more prevalent in online dating than being set up by a friend. Ahh, the internet ...

james said:

i like this article too... thanks for sharing. web 2.0 really in the future
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x said:

Web 2.0 brought the web together like never before. It also made everything more accessible and for the most part FREE! e-commerce is going to be an uphill battle moving forward said:

Users can own the data on a Web 2.0 site and exercise control over that data. These sites may have an Architecture of participation that encourages users to add value to the application as they use it. See how nice web 2.0 is?

yeah, i totally agree.
no matter how advance technology is, some things is just better to keep to 'stone age'.
just like a piece of agreement, a hardcopy with a signature can never be replace by an computer generated one.

Web 2.0 is an innovation that is really circulating across globally. It's not just an informative research tool but it is also good for advertising nowadays since people practicing the seo campaign. really are into this kind of trend. They use this for their link wheel and they also evolve and not just spamming but contributing as well to those people reading it.
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