Dannie Jost posted a nice comment at my earlier post today. I had been to Dannie’s blogs numerous times, especially to get a dose of European life. Earlier this month, she posted 25peeps.com, a very simple web site that’s quite indicative of how Web 2·0 is behaving. The premise is simple: 25 images on its home page, vying for room. If your photo is submitted, the least popular is pushed off the page. It’s about staying power.
It’s indicative of Web 2·0 not from the more serious social-media side I normally discuss. It’s indicative because it is an interactive application, done reasonably cheaply, that allows people to have fun.
And for free. Free access to web sites was the great promise of Web 1·0 before many players decided to earn money from it. Old media outlets knew they were sitting on gold mines of archives. In came the ecommerce systems to charge for access.
Call me an idealist, but I retained the free model for all my Web 1·0 sites, and with Web 2·0, it seems that promise will be kept for a lot longer, allowing the sharing and the dialogues to continue. Gone are the days of expensive-to-maintain sites for fun destinations like 25peeps.com or Flickr. The more of these, the more the web will be an enjoyable, global, uniting force. I hope I am right. Posted by Jack Yan, 08:16
Thanks for sharing in fun Jack!
I like your down-under insights into this connected life of ours.
Thank you, Dannie! I am glad to have your vote of conﬁdence!Post a Comment
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