Jeffrey Zeldman has a blog post entitled Web 2.0 Thinking Game where he writes

A few weeks back, The Economist was calling “Web 2.0″ a trend. Their phrase was, “hot Web 2.0 trend.” The magazine now intends “Web 2.0″ to be understood as a sort of second edition:

This week’s pairing of Google and YouTube may come to be remembered as the moment “Web 2.0″—ie, the web, version two—came of age.

Clearly “Web 2.0″ means different things to different journalists on different days. Mostly it means nothing—except a bigger paycheck. But let’s simplify what The Economist is saying:

Web 1.0: AOL buys Time Warner.
Web 2.0: Google buys YouTube.

Put another way:

Web 1.0: New media company buys old media company.
Web 2.0: New media company buys new media company.

If we’re stuck with this meaningless Web 2.0 label, let’s at least have some fun with it. Here’s my new game. I’ll start, you finish:
...
Web 1.0: Users create the content (Slashdot).
Web 2.0: Users create the content (Flickr).

Web 1.0: Crap sites on Geocities.
Web 2.0: Crap sites on MySpace.
...
Web 1.0: Karma Points.
Web 2.0: Diggs.

Web 1.0: Cool Site of the Day.
Web 2.0: Technorati.com.
...
Now you try it!

There are a lot of funny ones in the comments as well such as

Web 1.0: Old folks have no clue.
Web 2.0: My parents just left a comment on my blog. - Charlie

Web 1.0: Rational Unified Process implementing J2EE
Web 2.0: “Getting Real” using RoR - Kevan Emmot

Web 1.0: 20,000 Hits on my webpage!
Web 2.0: Ive been dugg 1000 times on Digg! - Regnard Raquedan

Web 1.0: Pamela Anderson
Web 2.0: Paris Hilton - Chase

Here're a couple of my own, let's see what you guys come up with

  1. Web 1.0: Netscape IPO
    Web 2.0: Google IPO

  2. Web 1.0: My startup just IPOed, I'm gonna be rich
    Web 2.0: My startup just got bought by Google, I'm gonna be rich

  3. Web 1.0: Napster
    Web 2.0: YouTube

  4. Web 1.0: Yahoo! Bookmarks
    Web 2.0: del.icio.us

  5. Web 1.0: Java applets
    Web 2.0: Widgets

  6. Web 1.0: Beth Goza
    Web 2.0: Niniane Wang


 

Thursday, October 19, 2006 6:45:06 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Web 1.0: Long live the desktop! Terminals are dead!
Web 2.0: Long live the hosted app! Desktops are dead!
Thursday, October 19, 2006 7:38:02 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Web 1.0: www.domain.com
Web 2.0: domain.com

Web 1.0: Visit my website
Web 2.0: Subscribe to my feed

Web 1.0: www.microsoft.com
Web 2.0: live.com

Web 1.0: Bill Gates
Web 2.0: Ray Ozzie

Thursday, October 19, 2006 10:09:50 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Sorry, I play a different game.

Web 1.0 D&D
Web 2.0 WOW & SecondLife
Web 3.0 Croquet (P2P, user createable worlds)
http://www.croquetconsortium.org
Friday, October 20, 2006 1:28:36 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Frankly I am unease with web x because there is no web x. There is improved way we see and use web, let's say evolved web and before that evolved developer/user. However there is the new way people use web/internet. You had XHTTP for years before AJAX was coined. Should we go now to seek origins of "web 2.0". That's ridiculous. More accurate (yet false) would be Computer User 1.0 or CU 2.0 etc….
I had some thoughts about issue at: http://blog.btbroadbandoffice.com/archive/doing-business-online/web-20-what-is-it.php

"Web 1.0: Long live the desktop! Terminals are dead!
Web 2.0: Long live the hosted app! Desktops are dead!"
hosted app is imo kind of terminal ;)

"Web 1.0: www.domain.com
Web 2.0: domain.com

Web 1.0: Visit my website
Web 2.0: Subscribe to my feed

Web 1.0: www.microsoft.com
Web 2.0: live.com

Web 1.0: Bill Gates
Web 2.0: Ray Ozzie "
this is example of what i am talking about. the way we see and use web. same goes for the gamer.



ace
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 3:51:27 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
How about,
Web 1.0 - Google Answers!
Web 2.0 - Yahoo Answers!
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