Dave Winer says: Web 2.0 is really simple, it’s RSS 2.0, but I would venture to disagree.
While RSS is an amazing tool, to me the heart of Web 2.0 is the user.
The enduring lesson of all of the social media and emerging technologies is that we’ve created an a la carte, do it yourself platform where users can engage with sophisticated forms of search, feeds, metadata and APIs, social networks and identity, and commerce and fill these vessels with their own information
–And that’s the heart of the revolution, IMHO.
The tools power it, but the people do it.
And I celebrate them.
(Via The Compass)
Update: Danah’s post

Dave Winer says: Web 2.0 is really simple, it’s RSS 2.0, but I would venture to disagree.
While RSS is an amazing tool, to me the heart of Web 2.0 is the user.
The enduring lesson of all of the social media and emerging technologies is that we’ve created an a la carte, do it yourself platform where users can engage with sophisticated forms of search, feeds, metadata and APIs, social networks and identity, and commerce and fill these vessels with their own information
–And that’s the heart of the revolution, IMHO.
The tools power it, but the people do it.
And I celebrate them.
(Via The Compass)
Update: Danah’s post