Greatest hits: QOTD

“…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.”
–Susan Mernit, September 2005.
I’ve never quoted myself before, but I’m amazed at how long ago I said this..and how much it still holds true for me.