Best Web 2.0 Definition Yet

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 18, 2006

Paul Kedrosky, who’s becoming one of my don’t-miss bloggers, has the best definition I’ve yet seen of the vaporous term Web 2.0. After reading James Fallows’ recent Web 2.0 article in Technology Review, as well as Tim O’Reilly’s follow-up commentary, he boils it all down in his inimitable style:

A data-eating and excreting combination of Internet parasite and host.

I’m going to go disinfect my keyboard now.

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