One observation about this whole Web 2.0 thing – all the smart entrepreneurs are incredibly young. I just thought it would be fun to give them a little bit of a history lesson and introduce them to names, ideas, and things from the recent past – aka Web 1.0. I am not sure if I can remember all the old ideas that are now being reinvented, and I would let all of you to chime in. Of course you can help spread the “retread meme.”
|Web-based Desktop(s)||Desktop.com||Google Office|
|Super Angel (Investor)||Ron Conway||Ron Conway|
|Mr. Money Maker||Mark Cuban (Broadcast.com)||
(Icerocket.com and Weblogs Inc.)
|Swap-ur-Crap||Swaprat, Trade-N-Swap.com, WebSwap,, Tradeaway and Intellibarter||Zunafish|
|Over Crowded||Pet supplies dot coms||Online Video services|
from the archives, one to enjoy
24 thoughts on “Retread Web 1.0 to Web 2.0”
point cast -> RSS
Exit: IPO –> Acquisition
There’s an old saying. Okay maybe not that old. It goes something like this.
Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again’ 🙂
Don’t forget to add…
Web 1.0 = Corvis (how painful an experience)
Web 2.0 = Broadwing
I like the way that Pete townshend said it,”meet the new boss, same as the old boss!”
Somebody needs to figure out what the next Flooz is going to be — I’m sure Whoopi Goldberg is available…
Rafe Needleman -> Om Malik
xPlanner -> Basecamp
oh come on “amused” i am not rafe. i rarely wax eloquent about products. and i am not as good looking as rafe.
i loved pointcast. that was so kickass back then.
Web 1.0: Peoplestreet (http://web.archive.org/web/20010331025639/www.peoplestreet.com/index.jsp)
Web 2.0: Plaxo (http://www.plaxo.com)
1.0 -> 2.0
personal home page -> blog
rich media -> video
page views -> visitors
media metrix -> comscore
personal publishing -> user generated content
revolution -> revolution
“eyeballs” -> “eyeballs”
“[fill in the blank] just doesn’t get it” -> “[fill in the blank] just doesn’t get it”
TheGlobe,GeoCities > MySpace
Business 2.0 -> GigaOm.com
email > gmail 😉
webvan -> my two feet (not dotcom, at the stinking grocery store)
Red Herring -> TechCrunch
webshots -> flickr
Industry Standard -> TechCrunch
does it really make sense to call GoDaddy 2.0?
Just cuz their stuff is cheap?
They are only just now implementing RSS in certain products
Online advertising floats all bad business models –> online advertising floats all bad business models
Online advertising exhuberance ends and bubble bursts –> ?
Along the lines of Basecamp:
Xtreme Programming -> “Getting Real” (37Signals)