Web 2.0's Foundation of Sand

Trent Batson, Campus Technology, Nov 04, 2010
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Interesting post that outlines what many perceive to be a major weakness of Web 2.0 - the free, online social services it offers often cease to be free, social or even online. The world of Web 2.0 is "highly transient with Web apps coming and going, metamorphizing, being bought, or not staying current." Well, OK. But the other nickel drops on the third page: "Business, or any major undertaking, depends on stability and predictability." And my first thought was, so much the worse for business. People who today depend on stability and predictability need to learn to manage unexpected change. Web 2.0 is a part of that.
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