Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Working hard to keep you happy...

As we progress into Web 2.0, blogging has taken off with leaps and bounds. Practically anyone that is a "techie", no not a "Trekkie", has a blog and writes in it from time to time. 5 years ago forums were the popular item. They still are, but blogging has expanded that idea into the next century.

Collaboration. That's what's it all about. It is the new buzz word and I have been hearing more of this word lately and more and more companies want to be a part of it. Basically, it is communication, making decisions about something of importance, an idea, etc. Web 2.0 makes collaboration easier because of the way communication is interactive. Web sites that have static images and text are boring. People want to be able to interact with the site, it makes them feel as if they are part of the "big picture". And really, when you think about it, they do become the picture because they contribute to ideas.

Take wikipedia for example. Some of you have probably never heard of it. It is another Web 2.0 idea. People can go to this site and contribute to definitions and ideas. Just like an Encyclopedia has information on a subject, Wikipedia has information on any subject and is constantly growing, but with one major difference. It is not just the ideas or information on one person, company, or group, rather it is a collection of ideas from anyone who wants to contribute to it and that can support it with a fact or experience.

What's the whole point? I have no idea. That's fun of Blogging.