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Onward to Web 3.0

In 2007, we’ll be seeing how Web 2.0 matures from a trendy buzzword into the realm of web standards. With the 2.0 technology and interaction, the idea of ‘community’ won’t be limited to a few oddball sites but will rather...
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Web 2.0, Communism, Pet Rocks and the Wisdom of Crowds

In a typical month I get more questions about Web 2.0 than about Ajax. The Ajax questions cover a broad range of topics, the Web 2.0 questions are mostly "what the heck is Web 2.0?" I don't really have a...
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More from Hinchcliffe on Web 2.0

As you know, I don't really like to be a blog echo chamber. One post spawns hundreds of "check this out" links, but I suppose that's how I get some of my traffic, so maybe I shouldn't be such a...
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Appplication Watch – Preloadr, Image Editing with Flickr

Preloadr is another Ajax image editor, but beyond being featureful and slick, it also integrates into the Flickr ecosystem via their API. I have to say that this is my favorite so far. It has layers, advaced filters and operations....
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Web 2.0 and the Missing Business Model

Everyone has a Web 2.0 rant and I guess it's time for mine. Over at BloggingStocks, Tom Taulli in an article entitled eBay: The Web2.0 Killing Fields observes that ebay is seeing the liquidation of lots of Web 2.0 startups....
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A User Experience Worth Visiting

I used to get frustrated by Amazon’s “Look Inside” feature as it often was sluggish or simply did not work. I’m happy to notice they have innovated a new “Amazon Online Reader” that provides a much better experience, thanks no...
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RSS and Social Bookmarking – The Drosophila of Web 2.0

Via Micro Persuasion, Earthlink has launched an RSS reader and a social bookmarking app. Steve correctly points out that both Earthlink and AOL cannot be left behind when their users are leaking to other sites. Still, is a me too...
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Yahoo UI components

As part of an effort to ride the Web 2.0 wave, the folks at Yahoo have created a library of rich User Interface components using javascript, and has made them available free of charge here. The components are built to...
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Firefox Extensions and AJAX – A Model for Web 2.0?

Let's face it, cross site AJAX is a real pain. If you're going to provide your components as a service, sort of like Google maps, you're task is not impossible yet still challenging. If you want to mash up your...
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More Killer App – OpenRecord, a Wiki/Spreadsheet

I've been promoting the idea of the collaborative spreadsheet as the killer app for AJAX for a while now. First there was WikiCalc, then Google spreadsheet. The folks over at the Dojo Foundation -- yes, the Dojo Toolkit folks --...
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