Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Web 2.0: it's about data

This (Wired) is an interesting commentary from Tim O'Reilly, the publisher, about Web 2.0. He notes that it's not about wikis and AJAX, but about the network effect and data. An oft-cited issue with internet business is that it's harder to protect your turf - after all, your competitor is only one click away. But O'Reilly poses a simple question: why has nobody usurped eBay? Because the more people use it, the better it gets.
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