Loic Le Meur defines Web 2.0 as 'the amateur revolution'
Easy to publish
- 2.0: anybody can publish its content text, photos and videos very easily, as easy as sending an email.
- 1.0: was too complicated, home page builders, hosting and too much html code. News is simplicity.
- 2.0 amateurs can get their content known easily and for some of them reach a broad audience thanks to the efficiency of search engines enabling the long tail.
- 1.0 search engines were sending most of of their audience to the mass news sites and already known brands such as CNN and the like. Now amateur content has the same voice or even a louder one in some cases.
Control of your own data
- 2.0 your content belongs to you (like in Second Life) and you can export it or get it back easily (like in Flickr, Typepad)
- 1.0 when you upload your data the sites own it and don't let you get it back.
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But what does he define 'amateurs'? Do you need to be a genealogist to give birth (deliver 'something', which has hand and feet and is made with lust and passion)?