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PostSubject: simon callaghan web 2.0   Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:51 am

Facebook

Facebook is educating the masses about web 2.0 without them even knowing. In other words, Facebook IS bringing web 2.0 mainstream.

How is Facebook accomplishing such an improbable feat? By rebranding the terms and phrases that seem so daunting and sophisticated. This facilitates the education process and reduces the learning curve, making it easier for regular folk to adopt these technologies.

The term “social network” is synonymous with web 2.0. Though the nature of the term may be rather self-explanatory, people understand it. Sites such as MySpace, hi5, and Friendster have helped to provide clarity around its meaning. This education process is exactly what is happening at Facebook as we speak.

Myspace

For many, MySpace’s profiles have always been a mess: unevenly aligned elements, ugly colors, music and videos playing everywhere (often simultaneously) are to be expected when you click on someone’s profile. On the other hand, one can argue that this is exactly what users want, hence MySpace’s humongous popularity.

Things change, however, and today MySpace is introducing Profile 2.0. Unlike Facebook’s recent redesign, MySpace’s redesign is fully optional and will remain so for a long period of time – MySpace’s official blog mentions years. Facebook’s gradual rollout of the redesign was carefully handled, but there were still a lot of angry users who wanted the look and feel of their old profiles back. As a result, MySpace isn’t taking any chances here.

google docs

Memeo unveiled a beta in June of Memeo Connect 2.0, its greatly enhanced Google Docs client for Mac and PC designed for SMBs and enterprises. Memeo Connect takes on the Box.net and SharePoints of the world, though with a Google-y twist: it creates a bridge between your computer and Google Docs for Google Apps users. You can synchronize your documents with Google Docs, and any edits you make, even while offline, are automatically synchronized with Google Docs when you have an Internet connection.
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