There is no web 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0

This is deliberately similar to my first Posterous post, “There is no new vs. old media“…

There is no web 1.0 or web 2.0 or even web 3.0. There is only the evolving web. I despise the use of the phrase “web 2.0” when it relates to web design, for example – it implies that it needs to have cool jQuery and Ajax stuff going on. You know what, if you’re building a site figure out your user need and build it using the right technologies. Don’t just build a “web 2.0” site ’cause it’s what all the cool kids are doing.

Okay, rant over. But who’s to say I’m right. Disagree at will using the comments.

This was posted via web from Philip’s posterous

3 thoughts on “There is no web 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0”

  1. I disagree because everything in life evolves and most things have names for benchmarks or periods of time I.e. Swinging sixths, ice age, windows 98, web 2 is easier to refer to that place in time for web.

    I have a valid point why you may ask — well I invented it. Just like star wars 1 2 and 3 😉

    laters you crazy gimp

  2. Yes, see your point about using the right technologies rather than just because it’s cool.

    But I do think its a way for non-experts like me to get their heads around different stages in th evolution of the web.

    web 1.0. Here’s a curry house. Go to Halesowen to buy something.

    web 2.0. Here’s a curry house. You can interact and buy something. You may even comment on the quality of the Chicken Tikka on the forum and send a pic to @mmmmmmcurry : )

  3. Good point about having a way to distinguish from old and new technologies. I hadn’t really thought about that really. It’s far to easy for me to see everything through my web-absorbed goggles…

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