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The Official Anti-Web 2.0 Wiki

Web 2.0 is on the tips of fingers and lips of influentierati across the web. But how do you know if you, a product of yours, an investment of yours or a service you use is Web 2.0? This page will be The Official Anti-Web 2.0 Wiki. Have something to add about what makes Web 2.0? Leave a comment or a trackback and the list will be added to. Let’s make this a wonderful social networking sharing Anti-Web 2.0 community.

Via the original How do you know if something is Web 2.0? article

Is it a Web 1.0 idea repackaged, reinvested in, and resold as a new content delivery paradigm social calendar platform?

It is Web 2.0!

Does it talk about community or social networking without any natural way of accomplishing it?

It is Web 2.0!

Does it have philosophical acolytes pumping it as something groundbreaking and new, when it is really just an ajax UI on a useless service?

It is Web 2.0!

Is it in the montage talked about in this 9rules post?

It is Web 2.0!

Do the 12-14 Venture Capitalists (who own it, sit on its board, and (together) own another 12-14 similar companies) all regularly feature the company on their personal blogs?

It is Web 2.0!

Is their only exit strategy to be “strategically acquired” by an uninspired former-cutting-edge Web 1.0 company (or the GOOG)?

It is Web 2.0!

Does it value form over function, and function over value add?

It is Web 2.0!

Is it eating Feedburner’s dust?

It is Web 2.0!

Via Mitch Radcliff’es ZDNet Blog

Can you describe it only with superlatives that, if eliminated leave no substance, e.g. "it’s a ground-breaking form of engaging transformation of data" becomes "it’s a form of data"?

That’s Web 2.0!

Are you breathing it now? Like air, you can’t monetize it, but eventually we’ll have a business plan.

That’s Web 2.0!

Is the lead (or sole) engineer independently wealthy?

That’s Web 2.0!

Does the UI require a new programming language or substantial hack on an existing language to deliver functionality that was available in Java or Flash?

That’s Web 2.0!

Is there a door-turned-into-a-desk, just like Web 1.0 companies had, but this one has bumperstickers on it?

That’s Web 2.0!

Have you seen the founder’s bedroom? Is it next to the company lunch room? Are these factors key to the projected high margins touted in the executive summary?

That’s Web 2.0!

Have you read about the company on a collaboratively filtered news aggregators and, if so, is that aggregator owned by the founder?

That’s Web 2.0!

Could humans do the same data processing work in half the time?

That’s Web 2.0!

Does the exit strategy anticipate calculating multiples in terms of nonpaying beta customer sign-ups?

That’s Web 2.0!

Does the founder worry that Google could build the same thing by giving the project to a single engineer for 10 percent of their time a few days? 

That’s Web 2.0!

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