Monday, September 17, 2007

Trends 2007: Web 2.0 Exemplars

At this point the notion of Web 2.0 is firmly established, if not endlessly debated and re-debated. Here is my take on organizations/sites that exemplify modern web technology and business models:

Google: the so called "heart of the web"
Amazon: leveraging infrastructure to provide a service-based computing grid
37Signals: Leveraging scripting language frameworks to create useful, web-centric applications
Wikipedia: proving that collective knowledge is useful
Flickr: combining photos with community on a web-scale platform
Facebook: connecting people and what they care about Preserving and sharing the journey through the web
digg: what is cool and interesting now challenging the big boys on web-based applications and platforms

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