The substance of Web 2.0

There was another excellent Webstock event last night in Wellington. Webstock is a fantastic opportunity for web designers and developers to talk about big ideas, while sharing expertise and experiences. Rowan and I were asked to participate in a debate entitled “Web 2.0: All fizz and no substance?” Rowan was the moderator for the debate, while I was on a team arguing in support of Web 2.0 and defending its merits. The opposing team didn’t have a leg to stand on, so they resorted to cynical humor and their dashing charisma. Their tactics were extremely effective, but ultimately they were fighting a hopeless cause.

If you’ve ever wondered what Web 2.0 is really all about, what makes it so significant, and why it’s important to understand then my slides should help clarify it for you:

This morning I was happy to discover that my presentation got featured on the home page of SlideShare. That’s Web 2.0 in action for you.

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