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Tim O’Reilly and Web 2.0 Four Years Later

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, a computer book publisher and conference creator. O’Reilly is widely credited with coining the term “Web 2.0.” In this interview from the 140 Characters Conference in NY, I ask him how he thinks Web 2.0 has evolved four years later. He talks about the effects of Web 2.0 technologies on both consumer and enterprise spaces. He also discusses Google’s role in the ecosystem of Web 2.0, using the example of how Google’s mobile apps have helped create databases of speech recognition, and location based information.

Tim also speaks of the roles of curators and editors in the real-time stream. We finally discuss how FOO camp gave birth to the Bar Camp movement, and some of the future of the web community.

UPDATE: Tim has just published his “Web Squared – Web 2.0 Five Years On” report, and you can find some of the germs of that report in the video above.

Note: The lighting for this interview was not optimal, but the information is quite relevant, so apologies to the community and to Tim for some of the lighting artifacts.

2 Comments | Howard Greenstein | August 27th, 2009 | Changing Networks, Video