Just got done reading a blurb about Web 2.0 from the BBC Davos blog. If you don’t know, Davos is the the site of the World Economic Forum : the place where the bigshots of Finance and Business come together and discuss whats going on in the world and what is going to happen.
The blog post is about how user input (read: your input) is changing the web and business. The panel that discussed this topic at Davos was pretty impressive:
YouTube’s Chad Hurley;
Microsoft founder Bill Gates;
Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr;
Nike chief executive Mark Parker;
and EU commissioner Viviane Reding
but I’d say only 2 out of 5 speakers have really been on the ball (YouTube, Flickr). Nike is letting people design their own shoes online, but the choices are limited (its really a redesign of a few overpriced styles) and Microsoft only listens to corporate customers, so I can’t get too excited when Gates talks about the potential.
Still, 2.0 is Now. This it the idea thats driving the new sites to come on the scene. Hopefully, the big boys will embrace it a little faster —Before 3.0 comes around