Crotchety old crapapple John C. Dvorak is predicting that the whole Web 2.0 isn’t going to last. Of course it’s not going to last, guy. Nothing lasts forever…even cold November rain.
I tend to disagree that there’s going to be a “burst” of the Web 2.0 bubble. That word connotates something negative happening. I’d like to think of it as the period of time when all the money-grubbing, idiotic clone sites will die off and we’ll be left with one or two video sharing sites, one or two social networking sites, and one or two widget sites like it was in the beginning.
After all, the whole concept of Web 2.0 is the idea of smart user communities developing useful applications rapidly — not quickly copying a successful site, dropping a couple vowels, and calling it the next big thing.
So yes, let all the bullshit fad sites drown in a sea of AJAX and uninterested user communities so the rest of us can get back to talking up the philosophy behind Ruby on Rails and making useful, relevant sites.
Man, maybe I’m a little crotchety too.
Bubble 2.0 Coming Soon [PC Magazine]