What's A Web 2.0?

As Zachary Goldfarb and Kendra Marr showed in a pair of stories last week (Web's New Field Of Dreams Emerges in D.C. and "Building A Community, Byte By Byte"), there seems to be a stirring of creativity in the local Web 2.0 world these days, with all sorts of startups and fledging companies taking form.

That got us asking, what exactly is a Web 2.0 company?

Zach's story described it this way: "a seldom-defined term for Internet products that allow users to generate content and interact with each other on the Internet."

Or is it: Any Internet company born after the bust.

How about: A Web company that values audience over revenues.

Or is it one that values revenues over audience?

A company that helps you meet chicks and guys.

Or maybe one that allows you to network without ever actually meeting anyone in person.

You see the confusion. How do you define Web 2.0?

And while you are at it, what's your favorite undiscovered Web 2.0 gem?

By Dan Beyers  |  November 13, 2007; 1:17 PM ET
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I think that Web 2.0 connotes user-generate content, although this isn't always the case.

Posted by: CDS | November 19, 2007 9:25 AM

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