According to a writer at Wired News, Web 2.0 is history. Or at least the cracks are showing and it’s time to move on to another buzz-worthy concept.

This time, the debate revolves around the cracks that are starting to appear in Web 2.0, a term coined by O’Reilly Media Vice President Dale Dougherty to describe a post-dot-com generation of sites and services that use the web as a platform — things like Flickr, BitTorrent, tagging and RSS syndication.

While there’s no strict agreement on exactly what Web 2.0 is, much of it involves public participation and contributions from the commons.

Web 2.0 is very open, but all that openness has its downside: When you invite the whole world to your party, inevitably someone pees in the beer.

But at least we have a party! A big, interactive, everyone’s-invited party (spammers can die at the door, however).

As opposed to what we used to have which was more like a lecture where once in a while a few are allowed to ask the speaker questions.

I suppose this article strikes me the wrong way because I’m putting together a workshop on this very topic. It’s not nice to learn that everything you plan to present the next day has been declared crap.

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