Web 2.0 is dead & tech geeks caught by surprise!

Guess what everybody, Michael Arrington from TechCrunch earlier today declared the premature death of Web 2.0 and based from comments left by TechCrunch readers, many tech geeks were caught by surprise by Mike’s declaration. Luckily, none of them cried. :-)

Death has many definitions and Michael Arrington has his own. Let’s see what he means by the death of Web 2.0:
So what exactly just ended? Easy capital to start. And that means already funded companies are going to tighten their belts in a big way, per the request/demand of venture capitalists like Sequoia Capital, Benchmark Capital and Ron Conway.

The first to go will be the bulging marketing and communications departments at all those startups - the very people who make Silicon Valley such a nasty place to be in the boom times. But as the number of startups dwindle, it won’t be so hard for them to get attention from press and users, so those marketing and PR flaks won’t be missed all that much (of course, the people without jobs won’t be happy).

Source: TechCrunch

I don’t know but I do think that Mike sounds like a very disappointed man. Perhaps TechCrunch is feeling the heat too. Who knows?

Personally, I believe Web 2.0 will still be around but Web 3.0 will soon appear in its place. Come to think of it, there will be no death at all, what is happening now is just an evolution process! Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and soon, Web 3.0. Got it?

Look at it this way. The global economic slump might kill some Web 2.0 tech companies but their Web 2.0 legacies will be around for a very long time, long enough to spur ideas and innovations for the upcoming Web 3.0.

Think positive, folks. Things will be back to normal soon.
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