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April 26, 2007

Web 2.0 Sites Make up 12% of Web traffic, up from 2% two years ago, says Hitwise

Heather Green

Hitwise put out some new data today showing that Web 2.0 sites (I didn't use the term so don't throw things at me) make up 12% of Web traffic, up from 2% two years ago. Here's a link to the PDF of a full presentation. Download file

...they also had some interesting data on participation rates at popular sites that backs up, yet again, the point that only a small percentage of folks actually are participating.

The researcher also points to Yelp, StumbleUpon, imeem, Veoh, WeeWorld and Piczo as the next potential breakout Web 2.0 sites.

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If you want to see a nice example of what really is web2.0 check out this project:

http://www.mapmyname.com

Posted by: Sergio at April 26, 2007 05:40 PM

The reason why 2.0 Websites are thriving, especially Myspace.com is because it allows unimpeded free speech! Users are allowed to post what ever they want, and use what ever language they like, as long as it is not a commercial Website spamming itself!

So if one wants to use the "F" word, they can without any penalty, fear or reservation that their content will be censored and deleted or they user account will be suspended!

This is what drives Web 2.0

If we impose regulations and chastising on these creative users Web 2.0 will fail!

Before, incredibly popular Web communities like Lonelyplanet.com, Flyertalk.com, Bootsnall.com were open forums for creative writes with life experiences in the particular field! These contributors expressed themselves freely with impunity! Today the same Websites are being moderated by inexperienced, inept, and unknowledgeable folks who are doing their task of moderation just to hang out and crack jokes with each other; hence, supporting their existence of self inconfidence and jealousy!

It is a real shame and destruction of valuable intellectual property and valuable recourses like these Websites, their original founders who have started these communities and creative people who once contributed to them!

As a Webmaster and a Developer, I feel if we impose censorship and conformity on Websites like Myspace.com we will destroy these popular and dynamic Web communities!

Posted by: Igor Berger at May 1, 2007 11:37 AM

I dont think so.

Posted by: foo at May 9, 2007 01:21 PM


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