The big change in the read-write sphere came about because of applications such as weblogs, the personal journals that put newer material at the top, and wikis, sites on which anyone can edit any page. Not only could people make their own sites, but they could update them easily and rapidly.
Blogs have been especially important in the world of the read-write web.
They are far more than the what I ate for breakfast diaries of cliche; they have become a key part of a growing, complex global conversation.
We are moving quickly beyond text and pictures in this version of the web, to audio and video.
The cost of the gear we need to make high-quality content is plummeting while the power and ease of use continue to grow.
And then comes the latest web. This is where it gets really interesting.
The emerging web is one in which the machines talk as much to each other as humans talk to machines or other humans. As the net is the rough equivalent of a computer operating system, were learning how to program the web itself.
Dan Gilmor‘s column on the paradigm shift of the web, Web 2.0? Try 3.0 was an interesting read. Link via Emergic. Offlate the talks about Web 2.0 is on the rise. As some try to call it as – It’s a Whole New Internet, Bloggers like Kottke and Andre Torrez have their last laugh.
Whatever name it’s been called and however it’s been debated out, this is getting to be one of exciting times for the WEB.