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Web 2.1

October 14th, 2005

Those who follow buzzwords will have seen lots of references lately to Web 2.0. This is the new collaborative interweb, symbolised by the transition from (more-or-less static) personal websites to blogging (other examples are Flickr, Wikipedia and so on).

I’ve always wanted to coin a buzzword of my own, so my idea was Web 2.1. Being the .1 version, this would actually work. Links wouldn’t rot, spammers would be automagically repelled, comments wouldn’t vanish into some ethereal sub-realm of the database and so on.

But, of course, I was too slow. A month ago, this would have been an original idea, but Google already shows 65000 hits for “Web 2.1”, and a fair few of the first 100 are playing variants on the same riff. Here’s a link from Ozplogger Trevor Cook

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  1. October 14th, 2005 at 13:25 | #1

    You know that coinage “plog” ain’t never gonna fly neither, John.
    How many years having you been flogging it for now?

  2. jquiggin
    October 16th, 2005 at 06:29 | #2

    Actually, “plog” was coined by a long-gone blogger, Matt of Bright Cold Day in April, but it’s probably not a goer.

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