Here is Orielly on Web 2.0 and how its all about "user data", quite a good listen
This got me thinking, are we still in Web 2.0 or are we moving even beyond? What are Netvibes.com, Pageflakes and iGoogle.com? They are channels, for which anyone can create content (Widgets) and these are then made available to the users of these channels.
Is this beyond 2.0? This is now no longer just about user data and sharing user data. This is about providing a channel and allowing anyone to broadcast to the audience.
This has been happening in a chaotic fashion the last 3 years with widgets on MySpace and the like, but now when it happens in an organised fashion, deeply integrated with the channel, then we move onto a whole new era....
all hail 3.0