Web 2.0 is problematic

Charlie outlines the "Top Ten Reasons Why Web 2.0 Sucks". I don’t agree with all of his conclusions, but it’s the start of a great conversation. Here’s a quick list of this points.

  1. The finger pointing culture of fear will always dominate a culture of openness.
  2. The thinking, not just the building, has gotten small and lightweight…
  3. Web 2.0 hasn’t even come close to breaking open the carrier choked mobile world.
  4. Web 2.0 is a conversational vacuum.
  5. Spelling and grammr (beta)  have gone to hell in a handbasket.
  6. M&A Wack-a-mole stopping innovation in its tracks…
  7. Content licensing is still a bottleneck.
  8. The really juicy data will always remain locked up…
  9. A lot of powerful people don’t participate.
  10. MySpace is the most popular social network.

Along these lines, BusinessWeek recently had an article called "Executives Remain Wary of Web 2.0".

Companies may talk about embracing Web 2.0, but they’re slow to invest in blogs, wikis, and many of the other new collaborative technologies that are generating headlines. Instead, they’re putting their resources behind technologies that enable automation and networking, according to a Mar. 22 McKinsey Global Survey, "How businesses are using Web 2.0."

OK now, say it with me…

"Web 2.0 is more than just blogs, wikis, and MySpace"


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