What is it with ‘social networking’ these days? Everytime I turn on my PC in the morning I’m confronted with yet another ‘must have’ shiny new network that’s going to change my life. And very rarely is it any such thing. In recent times only divShare and Facebook have really got my interest. Both of which I now couldn’t do without. Ok, maybe I could, but I don’t want to! I’m keeping them! Facebook just has a new killer app everyday it seems. Today’s was Picnik, an uber cool online photo editor. No, I won’t be deleting Photoshop from my PC, but it’s not always my PC I’m using, and therein lies the trick.
By the way, why they call these apps Web 2.0, I just don’t know. As far as I’m concerned, this is Web 3.0 – from a user point of view anyway. Web 1.0 was the origin of the WWW, and all about retrieving information. Web 2.0 was all about sharing data when broadband started to take off, and now Web 3.0, the creating of data. Where next with Web 4.0? Ok, so no one will pay any attention to my tech rants – I’ll have to accept the issue numbers as given. Where next with Web 3.0 then?